Sara Loughnane

Dedication to high-level science achievement and teaching practice. Sara Loughnane manages delivery of NCEA and International Baccalaureate science programmes at St Peter’s School, Cambridge. Lead teacher in the gifted and talented education area, she runs an inspiring scholarship biology programme, which has vastly improved the number of students attaining scholarship level. Loughnane also runs the…

Kamal Nair

Creating opportunities for science success in a low-decile environment. Kamal Nair is HoD science for a decile 2 school in rural Tokoroa with a 54% Maori, and 7% Pasifika roll. He models a student-centered classroom, fostering critical thinking skills, collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation. Nair sees students at risk of falling behind on a weekly…

Dr. John Roche

Whether communicating with farmers, students, industry, scientists, iwi or media John Roche combines technical command of his subject matter with infectious enthusiasm. Principal Scientist with DairyNZ, Dr. John Roche is in demand as a presenter, media spokesperson and mentor, juggling 3-4 presentations per month in addition to his science management workload. He has a reputation…

Kerry Allen

A passionate advocate for our primary sector, Kerry is securing its future by pioneering a robust agribusiness programme for New Zealand secondary schools. After growing up on her parents’ farm, Kerry studied at Lincoln, moved into teaching Ag/Hort Science at secondary school level and has for many years been the driving force behind the New…