Village planting

It takes a village of many hands to prepare the ground for planting. That was the aim of the day. Every class was rostered on to help dig holes and to clean up the shared area ready for the community day.

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Greening Taupo were the main instigators for the day. They organised the plants and the crew of helping hands. By providing gloves for the students to wear meant that classes were able to work for a bit longer in the cool wind.

The younger students kept busy putting the trees into the holes and even planting. The senior students took on the challenge of clearing the area by picking up rubbish. It was scary to see the total amount collected.

It was nice to give back to our community that looks after the school and to be a part of the day.

2024 Farquhar

Paula Farquhar

The long snaking line of students at the skipping rope. Jump in, jump out and off they go, happy and excited. Some still have to "Learn It". Others have reached the "Prove it" stage. Many will remain, comforted to be in a safe inclusive group.

Since 2010, I have been the passionate Principal of this vibrant, successful, and innovative school. It's without hesitation, I say I'm focused on "accelerating growth for student learning outcomes".

My style is fostering a culture of professionalism formed on a solid foundation of critical reflection. My own professionalism is expanded through a network of advanced educational practitioners. Practitioners who extend my theoretical, philosophical and pedagogical base. Fundamental in my belief, is strategic dialogue will map learning and teaching so innovation and creativity can flow into an innovative curriculum.

From considerable leadership experience, I know the school's vision has to be "crafted collaboratively". The adaptive vision must be student driven with ambitious academic goals. Raising success hinges on repeatedly asking: "does this decision help realise the vision?"


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