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Rongotai College Kevin Carter has been Principal of Rongotai College since the beginning of Term 2, 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Auckland, holding a Master of Arts (Hons) degree in Geography and a Diploma of Teaching from Auckland Secondary Teachers’ College. While he misses teaching in the classroom, Mr Carter maintains a passion for education and has a simple education philosophy – building a culture where striving for excellence is the norm. For this to be achieved, Mr Carter believes the school must be

an environment with expectations to excel, where learning relationships are constructive, and where values are highlighted. These are aspects that he has emphasised in his time at Rongotai College. Located in Kilbirnie and founded in 1928, Rongotai College is a boys’ school enriched by a proud heritage. However, the school is forward-looking and progressive, educating young men to meet the challenges of today. Achievement in NCEA has improved significantly in recent years, as students have responded

positively to an engaging curriculum specifically developed for the way they think and learn, helping to build confidence and pride in their abilities. They thrive academically. Outstanding facilities including a campus-wide wi-fi and ultrafast broadband support and enhance teaching and learning. With a roll of 710, Rongotai College is small enough to know each boy well, recognising his individual character but large enough to offer an extensive curriculum. It provides a balanced, high quality education for its students, supported by an impres-

sive co-curricular programme. A wide range of community service, creative, cultural and sporting activities are offered, with many activities performing to an extremely high standard. www.rongotai.school.nz www.facebook.com/ RongotaiCollege 04 939 3050

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School An innovative educational leader with a passion for developing young people, Ms Narelle Umbers is excited about the opportunity she has to lead the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School through the next chapter of its distinguished history. “It’s a great privilege to continue doing what Marsden has done so effectively for 140 years; that is to prepare students for their time - to re-imagine what it means to help them lay the foundation for lives of meaning, accomplishment

and happiness”, said Ms Umbers. “Delivering a rich, future-focussed curriculum for us involves modernising our subject offerings, and integrating wellbeing education, digital and financial literacy, ‘enterprise skills’ and culturally responsive practices. We’ll achieve this by continuing to hire and train outstanding, progressive teachers, ensuring learning choice, and by engaging effectively with industry and the broader education community. Implementing sustain-

able practices is also important to us.” Ms Umbers is proud of the Anglican values that underpin the school and Marsden’s learning pillars of Excellence, Creativity, Resilience and Giving. She said these contribute to a Marsden student’s formation and the well deserved reputation graduates have for being competent, agile people of good character. Ms Umbers is delighted to be working with such a dynamic, open-minded, kind and inclusive community. She says

that having experienced the reality of the school’s unique spirit, she understands why so many families want to be part of it, whether at the Karori or Whitby campuses. www.marsden.school.nz 04 476 8707

Graeme Yule, Headmaster Scots College The core purpose at Scots College is the development of all-round character. Students from Year 1 to 13 are provided with opportunities across academia, sport, culture, service and spirituality and as the Headmaster I am proud of the young individuals who develop and realise their potential during their time at Scots.

At Scots we believe that as well as providing the necessary knowledge we also need to focus on the soft skills students will require to be successful in their future. With this, we are making changes to our Senior School. These changes are: a reviewed Year 11 curriculum from 2019 to better equip students for success

in Years 12, 13 and beyond, in the following year Scots is welcoming girls in Years 11 to 13, providing a foundation for realistic, meaningful and lasting adult relationships. To enhance the educational experience we are also building new facilities that include flexible learning areas and resources to enhance our STEM programme.

Web: www.scotscollege. school.nz Facebook: /scotscollege Email: enquiries@ scotscollege.school.nz

Jayne-Ann Young, Queen Margaret College Queen Margaret College welcomed Jayne-Ann Young as Principal in August 2017. Jayne-Ann has extensive experience in education, having taught at schools all over the country; from co-ed, single sex and multi-cultural, high and low socio-economic environments. Prior to becoming Principal at QMC Jayne-Ann

spent six years working in education consultancy. At QMC we believe in the importance of girls’ education. Our students are empowered to live, learn and lead in our holistic environment, with ample opportunities in leadership, sport and cultural activities. As a school, we challenge ourselves to ask what impact

teachers are having on learners, how we are going and where to next. Together we strive to develop the dispositions and skills necessary to remain leaders in the education of young women from New Zealand and around the world. Queen Margaret College is Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school provid-

ing a world class education for girls from Year 1–13 with a co-educational Preschool and boarding facility onsite. www.qmc.school.nz

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