Darren was born and raised in New Zealand’s garden city, Christchurch, and had taught a range of different age levels at various schools for six years in New Zealand before settling in Indonesia, where he has been living and teaching for the past five years. He thrives on the experiences and challenges that expatriate living brings, and embraces the friendly and humble ways of the local Indonesian people. Darren’s classroom environment and teaching style cater for a diverse range of learning needs and abilities, and he takes pride in his important role of supporting and guiding his students through the inquiry process as they prepare for their future. Outside of school life, Darren enjoys watching and playing rugby, where he is an active participant in the Jakarta Komodo senior team. In his spare time he likes to watch movies and play guitar.