INTRODUCING New Staff 2014 Mr Craig Scrimgeour - DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Returning closer to his home town of Auckland, Mr Scrimgeour has been appointed to the position of Deputy Principal whereby he brings strong middle management, leadership and experience from Palmerston North Girls’ High School as HOD Science and Year 13 Dean, and at Freyberg High School, as HOD Sport. His teaching subjects are Physics, Biology and Science. He realises the importance of a holistic education for students, where there is a balance between academic achievement and co-curricular excellence.
Mrs Sharleen Nathan - DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Mrs Sharleen Nathan has also been appointed to a Deputy Principal’s position and recently completed her Masters in Educational Leadership with First Class Honours in E-learning. Specific areas of expertise include E-learning, Pasifika education, culture, Maori Achievement and pastoral experience in a vertical school system. Her teaching subjects are Mathematics and Physical Education. She is also an outstanding sportsperson in her own right having represented NZ in rugby and 7’s.
Mrs Maree McCarthy - DIRECTOR OF SPORT Mrs Maree McCarthy has gained a Master’s degree in Physical Education (Distinction) from the University of Otago and has spent a significant amount of time doing further research and upskilling in the areas of fitness, well-being, health and nutrition. She is excited to merge her passion for Sport and the Fitness industry with teaching, and believes that our school has the potential to be one of the best in NZ. She says that the right mental attitude is key in achieving a fitness goal. “Where the mind goes the body will follow,” she says. “Have a clear vision of what you want to achieve, why it is important to you and how your life will change positively by achieving your goals.”
Ms Katie Damsteegt - FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND HOSPITALITY We look forward to Ms Damsteegt joining the Food Technology Department.
October Issue 2013