John Russell

As principal of Naenae College, John has been working hard to improve morale and management of the school.


When he began nine years ago, John immediately started to apply his vast knowledge and experience across all aspects of the school. This included developing a cohesive senior management team, working with a new board to develop a vision for the school, and demonstrating strong leadership to the students and the wider community.


Under his leadership the school has grown, morale has improved and staff have stepped up to take on more responsibility, becoming leaders themselves.


His contribution to New Zealand education has resulted in him developing, leading and mentoring many current secondary school principals around the country.

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