About Us

Pip Block, Owner and Director of A1 Student earned her Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate Certificate in Education degrees in the UK and began teaching in 1994. Prior to joining the Saint Kentigern community in 2011 she worked for the Life Education Trust in Auckland for 5 years.

In 2014 Peter Cassie, Principal of Saint Kentigern Boys’ School, introduced the Arrowsmith Programme and Pip was chosen to train in Toronto, Canada, as a full-time Arrowsmith teacher. Her passion to help people learn drew her to this program and she has helped many students achieve some exceptional life-changing results.

After 25 years in teaching, she has established A1 Student in order to expand her current teaching capacity to reach more students.

“Having been a teacher of Arrowsmith for the past five years, it is clear to me that this program can help people ‘unblock’ pathways in the brain so they can dare to dream again.” PIP BLOCK