E ngā mana, e ngā reo, rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou.
Nō Kotirana, nō Weira, nō Aorangi ōku tūpuna
I whānau mai au I Taitoko
I tupe ake au I Kirikiriroa
Kei Kemureti ahau e noho ana
Tokorua aku tamariki
Ko Finn rāua ko Bree a råua ingoa
Ko Meg tōku hoa wahine
Ko au te tumuaki o te kura o Knighton Normal School
Ko Andrew Campbell tōku ingoa
Ngå mihi matakuikui,
I am honoured to be the new Principal of Knighton Normal School. My whānau have very close connections with this kura and I’m thrilled to be part of the Knighton community again. I was Deputy Principal of Knighton Normal School from 2006 - 2013. My wife, Meg, was a teacher at Knighton, and our two children were students here.
Throughout my career, my family and I have loved living and working in highly multicultural settings. I have had over 30 years experience in education, most of it here in the Waikato. I have also spent a total of eight years living and teaching abroad in various parts of the world, including East London, China and Dubai, UAE.
I have a passion for teaching and learning and have high aspirations for all children to be their best selves. A key role of a school is to develop the skills and attitudes that enable them to be life-long learners and great citizens. I enjoy helping children realise their potential and watching the joy they get out of learning something new or trying something different or challenging.