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KFF City Meeting with Tom McRae

Early in Term 3, over 40 Kristin parents joined us for our second annual KFF City Meeting. The networking lunch brought together a diverse group of parents and grandparents who were keen to hear from our guest speaker, Tom McRae, Kristin Head Boy from the Class of 2000 and well-known reporter and presenter for TV3’s Newshub.

Tom shared some of his most memorable moments of his career so far, from the shocking realities of covering the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011 to being called up to the Lindt Café siege in Sydney in 2014 and the Paris attacks in 2015. He spoke to the rapid changes taking place within the media industry and the need for today’s students to be nimble, creative and resilient in the face of a fast-changing media landscape – both as the makers as well as the consumers of media content.

Tom also spoke of the as-yet-undefined nature of what will be our students’ future work environs. The need for resilience, having a willingness to take risks and being open-minded were work skills that Tom highlighted as prerequisites for future employees. Junior School Assistant Principal Rob Hutton chaired a dynamic Q&A session, blending in current leading-edge educational research.

The KFF City Meeting was established last year to provide city-based parents with the opportunity to connect and network over their lunch break with Executive Principal Tim Oughton and other members of our parent and school community.

We would like to thank our host Gary Holden, CEO of Pulse Energy, Tom McRae and Mr Hutton for a highly valuable presentation. For those who were unable to attend and would like to view Tom’s talk can do so it at: https://vimeo.com/230686411