Joanne Goodwin


Kia ora,


I was born and raised in Rotorua, and moved to the Waikato for university in my late teens to study mathematics, geography, demography and teaching. My desire was then, and still is, to seek God's kingdom and His righteousness first in all that I do.


My husband and I had the privilege of living overseas for 8 years, which enabled us to visit over 30 countries. Some memorable experiences include; taking aid to Serbian refugees, speaking at a marriage conference in rural Tanzania, working with churches in Nepal, and teaching management and computer skills to local Zambian aid workers.


After 10 years living in Wellington, we have recently moved back to the Waikato.


I feel very blessed to be teaching in Atawhai learning studio. I love helping children to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the world God has created.