WELCOME OUR NEW PRINCIPAL
Kia ora koutou katoa
Hello to all students, parents and community of Reporoa College.
I would like to introduce myself to you as Principal of Reporoa College.
Originally from the North Shore of Auckland, I have spent the last 20 years
working in various schools around New Zealand and the United Kingdom. I
am a trained Geography, Social Studies and Biology teacher. For the last 12
years of my career I have been in Senior Leadership. Assistant Principal at
Fiordland College, Deputy at Coromandel Area School and then finally Deputy
Principal at Waihi College.
When not at school I enjoy spending time with my 3 children, Amie 13, Matthew
11and Emma 7. My wife of 19 years is Sarita and she is heavily involved with
St John Ambulance. When I do get some free time I enjoy fishing, tramping,
geocaching, cooking, mountain biking and I also ski … poorly.I have a passion
for Rural School education, enjoy the community involvement and the ability to
adjust programmes of learning to meet our students needs.I believe in measur-
ing and placing student progress ahead of student attainment and encourage
our staff to follow a constructivist approach to teaching; making the child the
centre of the classroom and helping them to manage their own learning effect-
ively. I have always held the key competencies in high regard and encourage our
teachers to do the same – they should be the drivers behind all learning; to me,
developing mind sets, attitudes and a social conscience is just as important as
developing numeracy or literacy skills.
Partnerships between home and school are vital to the success of every learner. We encourage open, honest conversations with our whanau. Making connections with the experts within our community is another element that builds on the learning at school and makes explicit links for our children.
As the Principal of Reporoa College I will advocate for every child making sure they are understood and their potential is unlocked. We want to develop confident, curious, responsible and actively involved life- long learners. How do we do this?
Together - combined strengths and expertise through a collaborative working ethos.
If you have any questions, suggestions or queries please don’t hesitate to pop into School and share them with me, my door is always open and you are always most welcome.
Ngā mihi maioha
Brendan Carroll Principal