Where have all the role models gone?

In society today we struggle to find role models among the ‘icons’ that are foremost in our children’s lives. Outside of family and school there are some areas that every parent in New Zealand should be very worried about. The … Continue reading

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What does the new Headmaster think?

Having been in the position of seeing a new leader start at my own children’s school, I believe it is important for parents to understand a little about the person that will guide the organisation that will assist me as … Continue reading

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Rare and perfect – parallel education

(by Malcolm Long, Acting Headmaster 2011) The debate about single-sex versus co-ed schooling is age old; whichever side you want to take as to which is best in terms of learning outcomes, you will be able to find research supporting … Continue reading

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Technology in your child’s life

(by Malcolm Long, Acting Headmaster 2011) Technology invades every part of our live.  One of the pupils in my mathematics class tried to go “technology-free” to raise funds for World Vision; it was just about impossible for him to avoid … Continue reading

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National Standards – another good reason for Independent Schools!

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(by Malcolm Long, Acting Headmaster 2011) It has been quiet on the National Standards front for a while – you could be excused for thinking that after initial resistance, National Standards were now an accepted part on the educational landscape.  … Continue reading

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