Pip Block, Principal of A1 Student earned her Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate Certificate in Education degrees in the UK and began teaching in 1994. She has worked for the Life Education Trust in Auckland for 5 years before joining the Saint Kentigern community in 2011. 

In 2014, after over 20 years of teaching, Pip trained in Toronto, Canada, as a full-time Arrowsmith teacher and established the Arrowsmith Programme at Saint Kentigern Boys’ school

In 2018, she opened A1 Student to expand her current teaching capacity to reach more students.

Her passion to help people learn drew her to this program and her A1 team have now helped many students achieve some exceptional life-changing results since then.

In 2020, in response to Covid 19, Arrowsmith expanded its methodology to an online, facilitator-supported At-Home range of programs. This has enabled us to widen our reach and offer help to students and adults anywhere in New Zealand who may wish to transform their capacity to learn or address a cognitive weakness. 

Having been a teacher of Arrowsmith for the past six 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
Principal A1 Student


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