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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 
Year 2 Making Friends
2T have started off the year by unpacking our central idea that Social skills are needed...
6Q's Productive Start
6Q have had a busy and productive start to the new school year. We have discussed what...
2W Back to school 2018
The beginning of the school year for 2018 has being an amazing start for 2W. The...
Phantom Of The Opera Cast List
We are thrilled to announce the Cast of the 2018 Senior School Production - The Phantom...
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Upcoming Events 
KFF Creative Arts Workshop
Tuesday 27th February
Family Picnic
Friday 2nd March
Human 45 Foundation Photo
Friday 2nd March
KFF Easter Workshop
Tuesday 13th March
KFF Easter Workshop
Friday 16th March
KFF Executive Meeting
Friday 6th April
Mufti Day
Tuesday 10th April
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