The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Joanna Wheway as the new principal of Waikino School. Joanna will start in this role at the beginning of Term 3.
Joanna has previously held deputy principal positions in Maraetai Beach and Takanini, and is passionate about an environmental and sustainable focus in schools. Joanna honours the unique journey and kaupapa of Waikino School, and the Board had set this as a clear directive in our search for the right person. More importantly, we believe that Joanna will be a valuable addition to our incredible team of staff. We trust that with her leadership, our teachers will flourish - empowered and supported to follow their passions and teach in the very special way that we have all come to hold dear at Waikino School. We are excited about what the future holds!
Joanna is looking forward to becoming part of our Waikino community and we trust that our whanau and wider community will join us in welcoming Joanna in the true Waikino way next term.
Lauren Bartram will continue in the role of Interim Principal until the end of Term 2. The Board wishes to acknowledge the fantastic work Lauren is doing in this role. Her passion, energy and commitment to our school is truly special, and has no doubt impacted every child, staff member and parent of the school.
Chairman, Waikino Board of Trustees