Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Thank you Tom Latham for making the start to my day just brilliant. Thank you to to the Weather gods who made the sun shine and to the students who have just performed so wonderfully today. Joe brought me his dictated story and read it to me. he was awesome. Maisie and Eden are now on chapter books, their stories have 31 pages this is so cool when you are only 5. Lorenzo was on fire in Maths with Mrs Graham so to were Carter and Erin. Just a great day to be in charge of a school!!

Monday, November 10, 2014


How do we get more of you in to our evenings? Threats? Torture? Wine and Cheese?We really need to have more of you in to listen to the latest and greatest of what we are trying to do! So how do we do it?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Crossing the line.

I guess its great when parents gets involved in their children's education, I mean thats what we want them to do.They also get involved in their sport, once again we want them to.Where though does the line get drawn? Where does it become a line that is being stepped over. As teachers we are becoming accustomed to parents arriving in our work spaces and being told how to do our jobs. have you tried that with your GP? Or your mechanic? If you are going to do this can you please tell me when and I am sure our PTA will be able to sell tickets to this event.

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Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
I have been Principal of Ashley School since 2002 and I am still learning my job.I am married with 3 children. I have a love of educating children to the best of their potential. I enjoy Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, cycling and all other sports.