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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 Emily Logue for her...
Year 3 Zoo Adventure
As part of our Biomes Inquiry, 3T and the rest of Year 3 had an exciting time on our Zoo...
PYP Parent Seminar
On Monday evening 25 Junior School parents attended our PYP parent seminar. They...
2018 Junior School Production - 16 November
We are excited to announce our 2018 Junior School Production - Disney’s The...
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Upcoming Events 
KFF Executive Meeting
Friday 6th April
Mufti Day
Tuesday 10th April
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