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Introducing Diana Patchett, Junior School Principal

Mrs Diana Patchett, M Ed, BSc, Dip Ed, Cert IV Outdoor Rec.

Diana was born in far northern Canada and lived much of her life above the treeline in the land of ice and snow. She gradually moved further and further south, retracing in reverse her parent's adventures as Australian migrants.

Her love of children, biology and M*A*S*H led her towards studies to become a paediatrician, but sporting commitments and travel intervened; so this passion ultimately took her into education. After national representative honours in rowing and water polo, Diana and her husband raised their four sons in Papua New Guinea and then Australia, before moving to New Zealand to take on the role of Junior School Principal in 2013.

Diana maintains a strong affinity with the values of Kristin and the IB Primary Years Programme; and leads a student-centred Junior School that recognises the gifts and natural curiosity inherent in all children and develops their academic, physical, social, emotional and spiritual potential.

From the Desk of Diana Patchett 
Be your own best friend
Monday 1st August
Fear of failure is one of the biggest reasons why people do not pursue their dreams. Imagine what you would do if you knew you could not fail? History is full of powerful examples...
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Blindfolded Archery
Friday 1st July
With the arrival of mid-year school reports, the winter holidays offer students the opportunity for critical reflection; a chance to look back on the first half of the school year. It is a...
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Learning by imitation
Friday 1st April
I love to spend time in the Kindergarten; it never fails to brighten my day. Sliding in alongside the free play of children offers a beautiful insight into their wonderings, their...
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Junior School News 
Junior School Bouquets
Congratulations to the following students:   Year 2 Bowha Kim for...
Year 2 Wonderful Weather
Arriving back to school with the change of season has been a wonderful provocation for...
Year 4 Play in the Sandbox
The Year 4's had an exciting new toy to explore with this term - a sandbox!   ...
Making a Difference
This term we have been learning about people who have shaped the future through their...
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Upcoming Events 
JS Cross-Country
Wednesday 24th May
Year 6 Camp
Sunday 28th May - Thursday 1st June
Queen's Birthday
Monday 5th June
International Peace Night Concert
Wednesday 7th June - Thursday 8th June
MOTAT Trip
Monday 12th June
KFF Creative Arts Workshop
Tuesday 13th June
Speech Competition
Tuesday 20th June
Concert
Wednesday 21st June
Mufti Day
Wednesday 21st June
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