Peter Leggat: Profile
I am 54 years old, married to Jan and we have two daughters who have both graduated from Otago University. I am a very keen sportsman who has played representative cricket and hockey, but with age I have turned to cycling and golf.
My teaching career began in Auckland where I taught Physical Education and Economics. After spells at three schools in Auckland and time teaching in England, we moved to Cambridge where I was Deputy Principal.
I was appointed as Principal of Katikati College, a rural Year 7-13 school, in 2000 and spent 10 years at the College. In that time the school underwent a $6 million building programme, became a lead ICT school and was regarded as a high performer.
At the end of 2009 I resigned, believing it was time for change and new challenge for both me and the school. I spent five months working as Interim Principal at Whakatane High School and then spent the rest of 2010 doing work as an educational consultant.
During that time I realised how much I missed the daily interaction of being Principal, so I looked for a school that I could contribute to. I was fortunate to be appointed to Onslow and feel privileged to be working in our school.
While we are facing some challenges with our buildings needing refurbishment and the pressure of a growing roll, I believe we have the heart of the school right wiht committed staff and students who want to learn. I feel we benefit from a positive partnership with our community and I encourage parents to remain fully involved with their child's education.
I enjoy mixing with staff, students and parents at our many school events and look forward to catching up with you all.
Final week Timetable
Thursday 5th December 2013
Please read the timetable for the final week of school in 2013. Reminder that school finishes for students in Year 9 an...Read more »
Year 10 Dance - CANCELLED
Thursday 14th November 2013
Due to the low numbers buying tickets for the Year 10 Dance scheduled for Wednesday 20 November, it has been decided to ...Read more »
Onslow College Newsletter Issue 6, November 2013
Wednesday 13th November 2013
The latest issue of the Onslow College newsletter is now available for downloadingRead more »
Onslow College Winners of the Lower North Island NZIFST / CREST Student Product Development Challenge
Tuesday 12th November 2013
Congratulations to Kathleen Gawe, Lola May, Siddha Ganesan and Angus Weich on winning the Lower North Island NZIFST/CRES...Read more »
College Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Award winners announced
Thursday 7th November 2013
Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of Awards at the recent (3 November) 2013 College Sport Welli...Read more »