Jane Hazelton

Facilitator Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

After more than 21 years teaching PE, Health, Food and Textiles Technology at Marsden, Jane Hazelton made the decision to retire from full-time teaching in 2022. However we are fortunate to retain her services as facilitator for the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award. Her organisational ability, outdoors experience, as well as many years as the Year 8 Dean provide the perfect skillset to coordinate the Duke of Ed programme for us.

Teaching and Learning Background

Jane attended the University of Otago gaining a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences concurrently (BCapSc). She spent some time overseas in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom where she met her husband Andrew. She then did her teaching training at Leicester University where she completed a post-graduate certificate in teaching.


Her experience teaching at Marsden led Jane to enrol her own daughter as a student. “Even as a reliever I would go to Assembly and appreciate the traditions and history of Marsden. I loved seeing the Old Girls recognised on Old Girls Day, and the sense of family and extended community that gave the current students. I wanted Maddy to be a part of that.”


Professionally Jane is a member of HETNZ (Home Economic Teachers of New Zealand), PENZ (Physical Education New Zealand), and the Health Teacher Network.

Life's too short ...

When she isn’t at school Jane enjoys playing golf, tennis and social netball, skiing, going to the gym, walking the dogs, knitting, sewing and book club. One of her life mottos is something her mother always said, encouraging her to make the most of life, “Life’s too short to walk slowly”.  Jane’s VIA character strengths are Perseverance, Zest and Gratitude.