Tena Koutou Tena Koutou Tena Koutou katoa
He aha te mea nui o te ao
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people
It is certainly been the array of people over the years who have woven their ideas into a very diverse tapestry, that is now Birkdale North School. It has been a pleasure to have worked at Birkdale North for the last 9 years, In that time I have had the privilege of working with amazing people but most importantly with and alongside your children. I have loved the way that out students have taken responsibility to lead their learning this year through our Integrated Inquiry. They have immersed themselves in rich conversations and in-depth research projects. I will carry with me fantastic memories that I was part of it.
I wish my students every success as you continue to grow and learn. Continue to work hard, be respectful and have kind hearts, be creative and innovative, work collaboratively together and try new things!
I also leave behind an amazing Acting Deputy Principal, Anne-Marie Wrightson and an outstanding team of teachers and support staff who will continue to thrive with their new Principal Jan McDonald. Thank you for an awesome year.
This year in my Acting Principal role I have made small purposeful changes, by working in collaboration with a vast amount of people, all in the name of Birkdale North School and in the best interests of our students. I have been open and honest in my approach and this has never waivered.