by Clare Goodman

Introducing Vanya

US Music

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Kāpiti e noho nei au.

Nōreira, ka mihi hoki ki nga uri o Te Ngati Awa raua Ngati Toa.

I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved to New Zealand when I was a teenager. My whānau landed on the Kāpiti Coast and I attended Raphael House from Class 9-12. I have been fortunate to work at a number of different Steiner/Waldorf schools both in New Zealand and overseas and I feel passionate about working with rangatahi through the Steiner curriculum. I am currently teaching music in the Upper School and supporting Class 10 as one of their Kaiarataki.

When I’m not at school I love tramping and exploring, deepening my raranga skills (weaving with harakeke) and spending time with friends and whānau.

Vanya Howell-Kress