After graduating from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Commerce, I moved to Christchurch and attended Christchurch College of Education.
I taught Commerce (Accounting, Economics) at Hornby High School and Hamilton Boys’ High before securing a position at Cambridge High School as Assistant Principal. After 3 years, my wife convinced me to move back to Christchurch as Assistant Principal for one year at Cashmere High School.
I then was fortunate to gain a position at Hillmorton High School for the next 5 years as Deputy Principal. During this time I completed a Master of Educational Administration with first class honours and won an exciting scholarship called the Winston Churchill Fellowship. This allowed me to visit high academic performing schools in low socio-economic areas of the East Coast of America. This was an amazing experience to see pupils with disadvantaged backgrounds being given excellent academic opportunities.
In 2001 I moved to Middleton Grange School, initially as an Assistant Director of the International College before becoming Associate Principal in 2002 and Principal in 2010.
I married the beautiful lady I first met when I moved to Christchurch and have four wonderful children. I enjoy road biking and have competed (with pain but no glory) in a number of cycle races. My latest hobby is gold prospecting which is not going as well as I hoped.
Middleton Grange is a wonderful school with talented staff and pupils. It is a school that offers great opportunities for academic excellence, character development and spiritual formation. It is a school that exists to give glory to God!
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