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St Patrick’s College Neal Swindells is in his fourth year as Rector of St Pats Town. Neal was the Principal of St John’s College Hastings before moving to Wellington in 2014 to take up this position. It is a great privilege to lead St Patrick’s College, the oldest Catholic Boys school in New Zealand. Our vision is to be a Catholic community that empowers our

young men to become the best version of the person God created them to be. I have twenty years experience in Marist education where we work closely with our families, focus on developing the whole person and on helping our students become good men who will go on to be leaders in the communities in which they live. At St Pats we provide strong academic programmes and a huge

range of spiritual, sporting, cultural and social activities. We emphasise community, humility and service to others. Our students love their College and being part of the St Pats brotherhood. My role is to try to build community. Sectare Fidem: Hold firm to the Faith. Email: Website:

Wellington High School Wellington High School’s new Principal, Dominic Killalea, has been with the school as Deputy Principal since 2005. He stepped into his new role, at the progressive, co-educational, non-uniform school, in Term 2. Wellington High School has a roll of 1250 students and is located in the central city. Traditionally seen as strong in the arts and technology, there’s a lot more to the school than

meets the eye. At Wellington High School, students are encouraged to use the WERO value structure (Whanau, Excellence. Respect & Ora) to follow their dreams, whatever they may look like. The pursuit of excellence is tailor-made to the individual, ensuring all students are achieving their best, both in and out of the NCEA system. Wellington High School prides itself

on the many opportunities offered to students in all areas; academic, sporting, arts and technology. Students are also offered the chance to travel abroad. In 2017, trips include Singapore, Japan, Samoa, England, France and Nepal. Take a closer look and you might be surprised by the opportunities that await.

tribute to their own lives, and the future of our planet. We have to educate students to be literate and numerate, think critically about information, manage themselves and to participate and contribute. We are here to positively enrich children’s experiences in real life situations. I love being a principal, it is a

privilege to positively influence the lives of the people to whom I am responsible. Phone: (04)9390684 Email: office@miramarcentral.

Seatoun School Kia ora koutou, My name is John Western and I have been Principal of Seatoun School for nearly three years. Before coming to Seatoun, I have held Principal positions at Scots College, Queenstown Primary and Maungaraki Schools. I began my teaching career in Nelson and taught for many years at Hong Kong International School. I have a Masters in Educational Leadership and Information Communication Technologies. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, mountain biking, skiing, hanging out with my nearly grown up sons and spending time with my wife. I feel very lucky to be part of the team at Seatoun School. Our school caters for children from new entrants up to year eight and reflects Seatoun’s multi-cultural community. We have students from 26 nationalities and we are extremely proud of the safe, caring, family environment our full primary status provides.

We have a proud and continued tradition of being a focal point in the community and have always enjoyed a high level of community involvement. Seatoun School is about learning for everyone; children, parents and teachers - learning to know, learning to do, learning to live and learning to be. We aim to accomplish the primary goal of education - engendering a love of learning, a capability and confidence to learn and developing well rounded caring individuals who will make a positive difference in our society. We provide a comprehensive and modern curriculum which has a sound foundation in literacy and numeracy, has a wide variety of enrichment programmes and includes both the arts, effective home learning and STEM subjects. We creatively use technology in highly engaging and effective ways. Our children truly do love coming to school!

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Miramar Central School Our school vision is ‘Empowering our Children’. My job as Principal is to unpack what this might mean. We are educating our students for the future. This means effective communicators. Children need to know about social and global issues. We need to ensure that our children are on a planned pathway to con-

Website: Facebook: whswellington Phone: 04 385 8911

I am very proud of our hardworking teaching and support staff at Seatoun School who consistently challenge themselves to be the best they can be and support all students. We aim to create a co-operative teaching and learning environment that is relevant, purposeful and challenging. We believe students need support to take risks and become independent learners. Being Principal of Seatoun School really is a privilege. Do come and visit us! 59 Burnham Street, Seatoun, Wellington Phone: (04) 388 7600 Email:


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