Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Huge Change for West Auckland School

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release

HUGE CHANGE FOR WEST AUCKLAND SCHOOL

For the first time in 28 years, students of Te Atatu Peninsula’s Matipo Primary School will be greeted by a new Principal next term.

Wayne Bainbridge, Matipo’s Principal since 1989, heads into retirement after a highly successful and much decorated educational career where (amongst other things) he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and was selected as part of the New Zealand Principals delegation to China.

Wayne Bainbridge's time at Matipo has seen the school climb from the brink of closure, to being identified by the Ministry of Education in 2014 as the top performing school in Te Atatu, and receiving a glowing ERO report in 2016.

Mr Bainbridge requested not to hold a formal farewell event with the wider community. Instead Wayne held a special farewell event with the part of Matipo School that has always mattered most to him, the children and staff, at a ‘Bright and Beautiful’ day. Students wore their most colourful costumes in a parade, performed musical and dance items in the school hall and enjoyed a disco with their Principal. Mr Bainbridge's outstanding contributions to Matipo have been honoured with the school Board of Trustees renaming the main school hall ‘Wayne Bainbridge Hall’ this week.

The stewardship of Matipo Primary School will be continued by Mr Paul Wright of Titirangi. A self-proclaimed Westie, Paul is a highly regarded principal who will begin at Matipo in Term 4, after 13 successful years as Principal of Clayton Park Primary School in Manurewa.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>


Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland