Meet the Principal 2018: Mike Fowler of Hagley College
“Kia ora tātou. Welcome to Hagley’s Junior Graduating College!
What’s important at Hagley, a school with a 160-year history making it nearly as old as Christchurch itself?
Our values matter. Those values are seen in the relationships our teachers build with each of our students. It’s how we treat our students that sets Hagley apart, valuing them as individuals – that is the Hagley way. What does that mean for our students? They feel that teachers are interested in them and care about their learning; they feel that they’re experiencing success – and much more.”
When you enrol into the Junior College at Hagley, you are in a learning environment that will enable you to achieve and exceed your goals and have a great overall experience at Hagley.
The school offers a range of support throughout your children’s junior years. From the beginning the students are tested and interviewed to see where they will slot in best. They then receive amazing pastoral support from both tutors and deans, and they will get to work on achieving Hagley Credits throughout the year to graduate into the following year.
“We’re often asked, what makes Hagley different,” Principal Mike Fowler says.
“We have a culture like no other. No one wears a uniform and everyone’s on a first name basis. But that’s just for starters. Students come to Hagley because they’re treated with respect, accepted for who they are as unique individuals. They know it’s cool to be different!”
It’s a strong framework, designed to get the best out of its students. At Hagley, learning is enhanced within the context of a student’s individual learning needs and is applied to their learning within the classroom setting. A wide range of support is offered aimed at scaffolding students’ learning appropriately to their needs.
“We love our students aiming high and doing well,” Mike says. “We believe there is no single stereotype for success. At Hagley being successful comes in many shapes and forms.
“We want you to feel excited about coming here. We look forward to you being part of Hagley’s 2019 Junior Graduating College!”