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Special update - new National Operations Manager appointed

The Board of the New Zealand Robotics Charitable Trust, (Kiwibots), is delighted to advise of the appointment of Michelle Hazeleger-Mollard as our new National Operations Manager, 10th December 2021.

Michelle is an educator with a Masters in Educational Leadership, based in Palmerston North. She joins us after her role as a teacher and International Student Academic Manager at St. Peter’s College since 2014.

Michelle may be a familiar face to some, having been involved with Kiwibots programmes as a parent and event volunteer for 7+ years. She has also worked all over the world, including Thailand and Japan, as well as time spent living in India working as Deputy Principal at an international school, in Delhi.

The Board is extremely excited to be welcoming Michelle into this role as Kiwibots continues to grow. With Nationals fast approaching and previous National Manager, Janet Van Jenkins, now based overseas and supporting from afar, we will do our best to keep things running smoothly for the community in this handover.

We would like to thank our incredible Regional Coordinators, volunteers, schools and students for their commitment and support through this period of change. We will be arranging for Michelle to meet with the volunteers, communities and schools throughout the country at the earliest opportunity. We would also like to thank Fisher & Paykel Healthcare for their support with the recruitment process these last months.

We look forward to working with you to continue expanding Kiwibots programme across Aotearoa to future-proof Kiwi kids.

Mike Hearn Chair New Zealand Robotics Charitable Trust (Kiwibots)

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