Peter is a principal advisor Secondary for beginning principals in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Waiariki regions.
He has had 24 years’ experience in secondary school senior leadership, 15 of those as principal of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College. Peter has also been a Lead Principal for a large Kāhui Ako. These roles involved:
development and implementation of college strategic plans
promoting the school’s values and culture
culturally responsive and relational pedagogy
marketing the college
promoting teacher learning and development
reporting to and working with board and community.
Peter has been involved in a range of organisations related to his role as principal throughout his career including:
Member of SPANZ since 2007
Vice Chair of the Bay of Plenty Principals Association (BOPPA)
Member of the Bay of Plenty NCEA Regional Change Group
Chair of the Principals’ Management Group for Sport Bay of Plenty
Member of New Zealand Secondary School Sport Council (now School Sport NZ)
Trustee of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
Trustee for the New Zealand Foundation for Character Education Inc.
Peter has founded and been involved in professional learning groups throughout his career and has mentored first time principals. As a principal Peter has understood the importance of the support provided by principals’ networks and having a critical friend.
Peter’s wife is a SPELD assessor who is passionate about supporting students with dyslexia. They have two adult daughters. He enjoys mountain biking, trail running and skiing along with spending time with his family.