"The decision to send your boy to King’s School is a choice, but it is a choice that shapes his future. We have a responsibility to ensure he reaches his full potential.
We encourage the students here at King’s to be self-motivated, to strive to do their best in everything they do and to have the confidence to take risks. Our students today are among those who will be thinkers and leaders in the 21st Century.
As Headmaster I have a clear belief that we need to lead in the field of education. Every boy should have the opportunity to be nurtured to reach his full potential. I believe strongly that the school has a responsibility to care for each individual and to create an environment which acknowledges and celebrates boys’ successes – developing a culture where it is great to succeed and where the boys are encouraged to develop strong self-esteem.
Our job is to ensure every boy who is part of the King’s school family feels valued and is proud of the work he achieves. We will provide the students with the tools to enable them to be able to express themselves clearly and to share their ideas; to be creative, innovative and enterprising thinkers, to be curious, inquiring and open-minded and to know how to gather and analyse information and make informed decisions.
These are the tools that boys will need for tomorrow’s world."
Tony Sissons M.Ed, Dip PE, Dip Ed, Dip Tchg
1. Quality Staff
The school ensures that it creates an environment where leading teachers wish to stay. Staff are attracted through the school’s investment in Professional Development. All staff have regular access to both external and internal development programmes.
2. Innovative Teaching & Learning
A focus on key teaching techniques is essential.
On-going development of best practice in teaching takes place for all teachers. The school has implemented a detailed review process of its staff with senior staff taking an active role in this process. There is a strong emphasis on developing teachers’
ability to apply thinking skills.
3. Comprehensive and Effective Curriculum
The national curriculum forms a key part of the schools curriculum with the additional advantage of specialist lead teachers.
The school continues to look to develop the individual talents of each boy through the wide variety of options on offer.
4. LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
The school is fortunate to have a stable committed Board.
5. Board of Governors
S J E Moore QC, BA (Hons), LLB - Chairman
Ms Linley Wood BA, LLB, MBA - Deputy Chairman
P H Masfen FACA, FCIS
J S Taylor MA
P J Davison QC LLB
Rt Rev R G Bay B.Th. Dip past Theol.,
Bishop of Auckland
Mrs H Harris BA, LLB
N J Tuck
A C Sissons MEd, DipPE, DipEd, DipTchg
Secretary and Bursar
Mrs S M Britton MBA(Dist), ACA, NatCertBS, PGDipMgtSt
6. Court of Members
A small group of no less than 15 persons comprising former Trustees, past members of the Board of Governors, or persons who have rendered outstanding service to the School, and who all now have constitutional responsibility to ensure King’s School adheres to its objects, and are tasked to monitor its finances and oversee its progress.
Angela Coe DipTchg
Anthony Grant LLB
Bret Butler MA, DipEd
Rt Rev Bruce Gilberd BSc, LTh, STh
David A R Williams QC, LLB, LLM(Harvard)
Denver Olde BCom, ACA
Geoff Furkert BE, MIPENZ, MIEAust, AMIEE
Dr Hylton Le Grice CNZM, OBE, MBChB FRCS(Eng), FRACS
Janet Clarke BA(Hons)
Joan Hanson BA, DipTP
Dr John Henley ONZM, MBChB, FRACP
Dr John A Hood BE, PhD, MA(Oxon), MPhil(Oxon)
Rt Rev John Paterson BA, LTh(Hons)
John Taylor MA(Victoria)
Linley Wood BA, LLB, MBA(Fin)
Dr Lloyd Richwhite MBE, MBChB(Edin), FRNZCGP, MRCGP(Lond)
Patrick Gibson LLB
Paul Davison QC, LLB
Peter Masfen FACA, FCIS
Simon Moore QC, BA(Hons), LLB
Dr Warwick Prebble BSc(Hons), MSc(Dist), PhD