Pakuranga College Team

Carmel Bell

Team Leader and Paid Youth Worker

Carmel grew up in the greater Howick area and was a past student in Pakuranga College. She has a  degree in Early Childhood education and is the manager of a local childcare centre. She enjoys outdoor activities such as walking and going to the beach. Carmel is also the youth director at cession|community church.


Favourite movie

Tricky, there are a few but I think I have to go with 'The Blindside' (this week)

 Favourite food

I really enjoy Thai and Mexican....I can't choose between the two.


 What do I love about being a youth worker?

The privilege of being able to journey alongside young people and help them reach their full potential.


What was my reason for getting into School Based Youth Work?

School-based youth work gives me the opportunity to meet students in my community and get to know them. I would of loved the support of trusting and caring adults when I was at school.


What would be my greatest advice for young people?

Be yourself, and surround yourself with caring people who love and accept you for who you are.