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Principal Announcement

Principal Announcement

The Onslow College Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that Sheena Millar has been appointed as the next Principal of Onslow College. Amongst an impressive set of short-listed candidates, her values, leadership skills, experience and academic credentials were the best fit for our College.

Ms Millar will commence her position as Principal on Monday 15 October 2018, which is the first day of term four. Peter Leggat continues at the helm until this time. Ms Millar comes to us from Tauranga Girls’ College where she has been the Senior Deputy Principal, and before that Deputy Principal at Te Puke High School.

Ms Millar brings with her a real passion for teaching and learning, and a reputation as a very fine leader of both staff and students with more than ten years in senior leadership roles.

She asked that we include this message from her:

“I feel very privileged and honoured to be taking up the role of Principal at Onslow College. I am excited about making a contribution to the ongoing success of the school. I was attracted to the role because of the school’s commitment to ‘community over conformity’, which aligns with my commitment to being student centred, focusing on equity and working collaboratively.”

Originally from Morrinsville in the Waikato, Ms Millar currently lives in Papamoa with her husband Anthony Burt. They have two daughters who are in Year 13 at Papamoa College. She enjoys spending time with her family, and being involved with sports and exercise, including jogging, water-skiing and snow skiing.

She has spent all of her teaching career in state secondary schools and all but three of those in co-ed environments. Ms Millar brings valuable experience in developing cultural capability and building middle leadership capacity, both of which she has achieved in previous schools working collaboratively with staff and the wider school community. Core to her philosophy is that all students feel a sense of belonging in their school and leave as life-long learners, confident in their own abilities.

Nāku iti noa, nā

MIchelle Rush

Chairperson, Onslow College Board of Trustees

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