Meet the Principal: Selwyn House School

At Selwyn House School, the critical skills of creativity, self-regulation, empathy, adaptability, innovation and collaboration are infused throughout the Selwyn House curriculum, culminating in a unique senior leadership programme that prepares all students for their future lives. Our students develop deep discipline knowledge across subjects and then use their ability to collaborate and innovate to […]

Centres of vocational excellence on the horizon

The great inventor Thomas Edison once said that opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.     The construction sector in New Zealand, made up of 250,000 workers, is an industry where it is wonderful to see workers ready and willing to roll up their […]

Leeann Watson

Leeann Watson: The Influencers

Education been in the spotlight in recent months – and a shake-up of the sector has been long overdue.   The most significant development has been the decision on the Review of Vocational Education (RoVE), with 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics to be merged into the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) […]

Christchurch’s health university: University of Otago, Christchurch

Hidden in plain sight, the University of Otago, Christchurch has been punching above its weight in world-class medical training and health research for a surprising 45 years.     Based in an 8-storey main building on the Christchurch Hospital site, the campus hosts 1000 students either in years 3 to 5 of their medical training […]

Meet the Principal 2019: Dr Lyn Bird of Selwyn House School

  In a world of accelerating change, it is important that girls develop an abundance mindset in order to leverage emerging tools to solve complex challenges. At Selwyn House School we provide all girls with the latest technological tools and the creative environment to collaboratively innovate and develop solutions. A key ingredient of a Selwyn […]

Meet the Principal 2019: Christine Leighton of St Andrew’s College

  St Andrew’s College has great respect for its long history and proud traditions, and is also focused on creating new opportunities to inspire future generations, says Christine Leighton, the only female Rector at St Andrew’s throughout its 101 year history. “We have a new strategic direction, Framing our Future, which combines the best of […]

Meet the Principal 2019: Gary O’Shea of Nelson College

For more than 160 years, Nelson College has continued to provide high quality education for all boys. The college encourages its students to enjoy diverse opportunities, pursue passions and become resilient in their quest for excellence. Each boy is valued and supported through a positive school culture that is based on respectful relationships. At its […]

Meet the Principal 2019: Diana Patchett of St Margaret’s College

  St Margaret’s College is the best of both worlds – it’s a modern school with incredible facilities and opportunities for girls, founded on traditional family and Christian values. It’s a traditional school, rich in culture and heritage, filled by modern girls who can realise gender equality in their future and modern families who share […]

Meet the Principal 2019: Ian Macpherson of Medbury School

  While Medbury School enjoys a strong reputation as a progressive preparatory school for boys locally, nationally and internationally, the School has at its core, an engaging family feel, which extends both within and beyond the school gate. Traditional Christian values, supported by a strong emphasis on manners and respect, underpin the School’s mission ‘to […]

Meet the Principal 2019: Scott Thelning of The Cathedral Grammar School

  ‘Every child. Every day.’ This simple yet powerful statement is the essence of my educational philosophy. It seems so obvious, yet in a school setting, can get lost in the pursuit of greatness, narrow measures of success and the needs of adults. At The Cathedral Grammar School your child is truly at the heart […]