E te wā pouritanga
MORRIS, Beverley Jean (Beverley) (nee Williams). CNZM QSO. Born October 12, 1923. Passed away on November 12, 2019. Esteemed early childhood educator.
On behalf of Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa – Playcentre Aotearoa whānui, our sincere condolences to the whānau pani of Beverley.
Beverley was a passionate member of Playcentre since the early 1950’s, when she opened a Playcentre in Newtown, Wellington.
She was responsible for the development of the original Playcentre Diploma and continued to actively support Playcentre and its philosophy – the importance of family, lifelong learning and the inherent value of play in children’s learning.
Beverley was a strong advocate for the right of children to play, believing “Children don’t play to learn, they learn while they play”.
A prolific writer and National Life member of Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa – Playcentre Aotearoa.
Moe mai ra e te Māreikura Beverley
E kore rawa koe e warewaretia,
Ka tangi tonu nei mou,
Moe mai ra, moe mai ra