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Virtues Project, Aotearoa New Zealand
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Angevahn has a Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood and 23 plus years experience in Early Childhood Education, beginning as a parent in a Parent staffed Co-operative centre. While with the Playcentre movement, she was involved in developing training material for parent education programmes, and as part of the Working Party for Bi-cultural development, developed guidelines for Bi-cultural education which were published in 1992 and are still a valued resource today.
From those beginnings she went on to work for 10 years in the Kindergarten service in New Zealand (3-5 year olds), with her last position being that of Head Teacher.
While in Kindergarten she was looking for something that would support children to develop inner discipline, and support their natural sense of the Sacred. On meeting the Virtues Project material, she realised that here was the tool she had been looking for.
Working in a very challenging community, she took the Virtues Project material, using it to develop a teaching team philosophy, and for setting the boundaries within the centre. The results for children were astounding - to quote their New Entrant teacher in the local school
"Those kids had such a passion for learning - they just Loved it .... I have never taught such beautiful children. They were incredibly supportive of one another and I don't know how, but they always seemed to know when someone else was in trouble and struggling. They would get alongside them and just Be with them until they came right, then they'd get back to their work without a fuss".
Angevahn began developing her skills in Adult Education in 1986 and since that time has run courses and workshops for hundreds of parents, trainee teachers and early childhood educators. She has worked in early childhood Professional Development contracts with a College of Education, specializing in Te Whaariki - the National Curriculum for Early Childhood in New Zealand, and continues to offer Professional Development courses privately for local Early Childhood centres.
With her two children grown and left home, and a fabulously supportive husband, Angevahn is able to commit more of her time to outside interests and available to lead Virtues Project workshops throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.
Her primary focus is working with Parents and Early Childhood Educators, however, she has also offered Team Building days for local training providers and with her great depth of experience in facilitation, can develop workshops to suit the needs of a wide range of groups and individuals.