Beverley Anaru was a skilled and passionate educationalist who gave over 60 years’ service to education.
Her career spanned teaching, management, governance and advisory roles both nationally and internationally.
Her work ethic, professionalism and passion for education were renowned in the local community, as was her commitment to seeing young Māori succeed through education.
Beverley was guided strongly by her personal philosophy: He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tamaiti, he tamaiti, he tamaiti (What is the most important thing in the world, the child, the child, the child). Through her role as Education Consultant for the Ngāti
Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board, Beverley worked in collaboration with schools, whānau and the community to enhance educational outcomes for Rotorua children.
In 1995, Beverley was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for public service in recognition of her contribution to education, as well as a Multi Service Teaching award for reading and language.
Through the generosity of her husband, Pita Anaru, the Fund was established to continue the legacy of Beverley’s commitment to education and growing talent and capability within Te Arawa.
The Geyser Community Foundation will manage the Scholarships on behalf of the Anaru whānau.
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