As Principal I am committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment where children can experience success, and we can support parents in their role as their children’s first and most important teachers.
I have been a teacher, deputy principal and principal. I started teaching in 1980 in Kaikohe, and subsequently worked in schools in Taupo, Otaki, Duvauchelle and Christchurch.
Over the course of my career I have undertaken extra personal study to improve my knowledge and skill, gaining Higher and Advanced Diplomas in Teaching, a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, and a Diploma in Educational Management.
However, it is my teaching experience at a range of levels and in a variety of schools alongside some excellent colleagues that has influenced me the most.
I am married to Kathleen and have two adult children, Sam and Sophie. I am Poppa to Tyler, Yolanda, Marley, Sadie and Ben who arrived in 2021.
My recreational pursuits have evolved over time. I am a happily retired coach, manager and referee of football, rugby, netball … so now I can enjoy reading, the outdoors and road cycling.
Kia kaha te menemene – keep smiling