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Gold Coast Educators

Tracey Tuhoro

I am a qualified teacher with over 10 years teaching experience. I have a bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching, majoring in Physical Education. I have been playing, coaching and organizing sport my whole life and believe sport and physical activity are important for everyone. I try to live a healthy life and enjoy going to the gym and bike rides with my family.

Karley Lonsdale

I am experienced and motivated in both teaching and sport, with a passion to see kids build, retain and grow in confidence and enjoyment of sport & outdoor activities. I am inspired by the mission and goals of Smallsports because of my awareness of the following:
– the strong link between early success and the confidence/ability to attempt new things
– the connection between outdoor physical activity and academic success
– the impact on family lifestyle of building positive family habits early, and its further effects on society at large.Personal history:
– born & raised in NZ
– one of 4 children, with upwards of 50 cousins
– part of an energetic, sporty & outdoors focussed family: all involved in a variety of sports throughout childhood & adult years as well as plenty of outdoor bush adventures in the wilds of NZ

– married in Jan 1995
– husband: Jeremy Lonsdale, high school PE teacher & also currently in charge of outdoor education and camps at a local high school, former national level swimmer in NZ, sports coaching involvement including particularly rugby union, rugby league, touch footy and also a variety of others
– 3 children Eliana (14), Joel (12), Shem (9): all successful academically in school & all involved in sport eg netball, rugby league, swimming, cross country, triathlon. Joel competing at state level currently & showing potential for national level over next couple of years
– as a family we have continued to enjoy and develop our involvement in sport and the outdoors including camping, bike riding, the beach etc
– one of our key family values is to maintain keep growing in healthy balance with nutrition, the outdoors, exercise and academic pursuits

– Bachelor of Education
– Diploma of Teaching
– Cert IV in Training & Assessment

Teaching experience:
– a number of years school teaching in NZ before taking time to focus on input into my own children during their preschool years
– many years of involvement in community children’s work including writing and implementing programs, training and mentoring of teams and team leaders
– have taught a variety of courses and classes across all levels of education – early childhood, primary, high school and adult education

Sport & coaching experience:
– personal involvement in sporting activities throughout childhood and adult years, including playing hockey, netball, touch footy and dabbling in a variety of others such as tennis, badminton, swimming etc