Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou kātoa.Warm greetings to you all. As Onslow College’s new Principal it is my pleasure to welcome you to Term 4. It is a privilege to be the Principal of Onslow College and I am thoroughly enjoying learning about the School and the area that I now call home.
I am passionate about education and it is this passion that drives me to strive for an inclusive educational environment where every individual can have their needs met and succeed in their goals. I am looking forward to learning about the School and becoming part of this vibrant and successful place.
When a new Principal starts at a school, people want to know what is going to change. My honest answer is, I don’t know yet. The whakataukī I am being guided by at the moment is:
Me mātou ki te whetū, i mua i te kōkiri o te haere - Before you set forth on a journey, be sure you know the stars
This means I will be watching and learning and I am interested in your perspectives about the School. I know that a school is only as strong as the relationships it builds with the parents, caregivers, whānau and community. I look forward to working with you and being part of the wonderfully inclusive and unique culture that Onslow College has.