Rosalie grew up in the south of New Zealand in a Catholic family. She had 13 years of convent schooling in an all-girls school. Later she attended the University of Otago (then Christchurch Teacher’s College) for secondary training and graduated with a Batchelor of Arts Degree.
For 10 years Rosalie taught in New Zealand public schools, with positions as teacher, Head of English Department, Dean of Girls, Supervisor of Year 1 and 2 secondary teachers in my school, and marker of School Certificate national examination in English. She became a Christian in 1972.
She won national recognition as a 2nd year teacher for her approach to teaching and spent the rest of the 10 years trying to explain why it worked. It worked because God was behind it.
M/V Anastasis (Youth With A Mission’s Mercy Ship) came to NZ when she was looking for the next step. She joined for 5 months – in 1983 and stayed 6 years! She then took a post as principal of ICS on board from 1984-1989. It was here that she learned to rethink her material and approach in more specifically Christian concepts.
She taught in the first Universtiy of the Nations (YWAM) School of Elementary Education and was invitied to join the College of Education staff. She was a model of a new way of teaching and did the following:
1. Training Consultant (University of the Nations)
2. Pioneer/Leader of Master’s Degree level Biblical Foundations of Education
3. Developer/Director of International Equivalency Institute (U of N)
4. Pioneer/Developer of Creative Integration Records for processing learning.
5. Director of Equivalency School for U of N.
6. Redesigned Equivalency School as Learning Restoration Course 1997 in NZ.
Rosalie died on 17 June 2004