Ngaro atu he tētēkura, whakaeke mai he tētēkura.
When one chief disappears another is ready to appear
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
My warmest welcome to you all as we embark on 2024 and our learning at Newlands College.
After 22 years leading the learning here, Grant Jones in his last newsletter of 2023 referenced the whakatauki above. As I begin my time leading the school, I would like to acknowledge his leadership and the wonderful guidance and support we have received from Grant both professionally and personally. It has brought joy for me to return to this kura with the school in such a good heart. I feel extremely fortunate and privileged to be given this opportunity and would like to acknowledge the Senior Leadership Team who have ensured that we have had a smooth transition.
Newlands College has a vision for learning that I will uphold. The school has a reputation for strong pastoral support of our learners and for achieving high levels of success across all spheres of learning. My focus in my first term as Tumuaki is to talk and listen to learners, teachers and whānau so we can work together and empower our young people to learn and grow as empowered citizens of Aotearoa.