Meet the staff

We are a passionate group of educators who believe in supporting the students, and their individual growth and learning.  We care for our environment, our people and our world.

Steven Arnold

Peace Experiment was set up by Steven Arnold in March 2017. A passionate teacher by training - he has dedicated his life to education. 

Steven is a Montessori trained teacher 0 - 3 (cert); 3 - 6; 6 - 12, 12 - 15, & 15 - 18yr olds (Diplomas); MEd; Dip Tchng (NZ), BA, BSc, PGDipED, LTCL, LSB, ASB, ANZDA (Accred); SCA (Accred).

He is a teacher trainer, lecturer, principal, teacher, consultant, guest speaker, parent, board and trustee member. With overseas experience in England, Brunei and Australia, he has taught all levels of education from primary to tertiary.

Steven established New Zealand's first Montessori Secondary School in 2002 - Athena Montessori College, then he became principal at Brisbane Montessori School, and has recently been the Senior Lecturer in Montessori Education at AUT University.
Peace Experiment is the only fully independent Montessori Secondary Education provider in New Zealand.

Here is a podcast recorded after Steven went to Bulgaria to speak at the European Montessori Congress (2018)

MIKESH Patel

Teacher, NCEA 

Grad Dip Tchng, Grad Dip Arts, BA, Mont Dip Adol.,CELTA

Marie Kaukura

Mentor, pastoral care and environment

BSW

Libby Judge

Teacher, NCEA,

BA - HONSBEd - Montessori, Diploma Sports and Recreation 




PEACE EXPERIMENT TRUST

  • The Peace Experiment Trust (formed 2016)is a not-for-profit organisation, with charitable trust status that is non-religious (all religions and belief sets welcome); and independent.  The trust governs and owns the school.  The purpose of the Trust is to educate people, particularly youth, adults and teachers.

    The school is registered with the NZ Ministry of Education, #787.

    In particular the Trust will:

    1 PROVIDE A SCHOOL
    operate a Montessori school, as accessible as possible and open to all students, within the realm of ideas recognized by those who have studied Montessori, and also extending those ideas;
    2 TEACHER EDUCATION
    provide opportunities for Montessori teacher education
    3 PEACE WORK
    Engage in peace work, activism and community celebration
    4 ADULT EDUCATION
        other adult education
    5 OTHER

© Copyright Peace Experiment