Steve McCracken will be the new principal of Whangaparāroa College.
He takes up the position at the start of next term. Currently, Steve is principal of Kaipara College in Helensville – a role he has held for four years. Prior to this, he was deputy headmaster of Westlake Boys.
In announcing the appointment to the school, its board of trustees said that Steve was excited by the many opportunities that came with the significant growth predicted for the college in the coming years.
“His experience in planning the $25m redevelopment at Kaipara College will be invaluable as we plan for the growth of Whangaparāroa College from 1600 to 2500 learners,” the board’s statement says. “He believes in a culture of personal excellence, where learning is valued and celebrated and where individuals and the environment are respected.
In his time at Kaipara College, they have achieved record results at every NCEA Level and in University Entrance.”
Steve is originally from the Bay of Plenty and is of Ngati Te Rangi descent. He is a keen sportsperson with a background in hockey, cycling and mountain biking.