Welcome to Pigeon Mountain Primary School

We structure programmes to cater for the needs of each student within the school so that they may develop to their fullest potential. Pigeon Mountain Primary School gives students a rich and wide ranging programme from which they will acquire knowledge, learn skills and develop attitudes which will help their development now and in the future.

The aim of Pigeon Mountain Primary School is to foster an environment where each student is secure, happy, co-operative, industrious and where we accept and cater for all individual strengths, weaknesses and differences.

Education with a heart

Principal Appointment

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Dickinson as our new principal.

Ian is currently the deputy principal of Bucklands Beach Intermediate, a position he has held for the past six years, and as such is already a valued and respected member of our local community.
He, like us, is proud of our community’s highly effective schooling which serves our close-knit and multicultural population well. Ian considers himself privileged to have been able to send all of his three children to Pigeon Mountain Primary School, and says their experiences have set them on the right paths both in life and learning. This is a legacy he intends to continue and grow.
With an educational career spanning over 20 years in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Ian has had over 12 years’ experience in senior school leadership. He is well known for his professionalism, passion for teaching and the positivity he brings to the school environment.
In his current role as deputy principal of BBI, Ian has experienced a range of key roles and responsibilities, including pastoral care, ePortfolio Development, ICT infrastructure, and curriculum leadership. He also guided the school to World School Authorisation in 2012, which required skilled leadership impacting on school philosophy, teacher practice and community involvement.
Ian describes himself as having a positive approach to life, and looks forward to bringing a blend of both energy and experience to the principal’s role. He has spent the majority of his career working in the equivalent of years 1-6 schooling and relishes the prospect of being back in a contributing school environment.
We received a very high calibre of applicants for our principal role and are delighted with Ian’s appointment. Whilst we are sad to see our current principal Ginty Bigwood retire, the board is confident Ginty will be handing over to a very capable education leader. Ian will be officially on board for the start of Term 1, 2015.

Richard Spong 

Chairman of the Pigeon Mountain Board of Trustees



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