Annie Macfarlane – Hawkes Bay
Annie has worked with the health curriculum at the secondary school level for many years. She started out as an Otago PhysEdder who, when the new health curriculum emerged in the very early 2000s, became hooked. Health education has been undersold by secondary schools for too long and Annie is passionate about reversing that trend. As SCT at her school and a member of their SLT Team, she well understands timetable constraints, but does not see that as a barrier but more of a challenge. Her school has embraced Health and made it an equal subject in its own right. She also runs a successful Hawkes Bay Health Cluster Group alongside Shelley Hunt from Gisborne.