From the Principal
It is with mixed feelings that we announce the departure of our amazing Deputy Principal Tracy Leader at the end of the 2019 year. We are delighted to announce that Tracy has been appointed as the new Principal of Anchorage Park School, and wish her well as she begins a new adventure in her
education career. Tracy has been at Pigeon Mountain School for 13 years, and leaves behind a significant legacy of inclusion, tailoring learning to meet the needs of individuals, and strong relationships between school and parents. We look forward to the remainder of term with Tracy, and know how lucky Anchorage Park are to have appointed such a brilliant educator as their new Principal.
Apart from our search to replace the amazing Mrs Leader, we have now completed our new appointments ahead of next year
We welcome Sarah Tallack, Alice Kemp and Caitlin Myers to our teaching team for 2020. Sarah joins us from the UK, having most recently been an Assistant Headteacher in South London. Alice will be beginning her teaching career at Pigeon Mountain, but will be familiar to families who use BizzyBodz, having worked there during her studies. Caitlin has been with us since mid 2019, but we are delighted to have now recruited her on a permanent basis. We welcome our new teachers to the Pigeon Mountain community and know they have lots to offer our school, our children and our families.
The new teachers have been recruited to replace or cover a number of teachers who will be leaving us at the end of 2019. We farewell the Pohutukawa Team Leader Deb Crowley who is moving to a teaching position at Kings Prep School. Paige Jarvie, who has been travelling from Miranda on a daily basis for the past 2 years, has been appointed at Hingaia Peninsula School to be significantly closer to home. Finally, Samantha Jonson is becoming a mum for the first time- we hope to see Samantha back in 2021!
We are also fare-welling Janet Fletcher, who joined us on a fixed term basis to lead our New Entrants in April. Janet has been appointed to a leadership position at Elm Park.
We wish all our departing teachers the best of luck in their new roles, and thank them for their incredible efforts for our school.