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Dear Hampton Hill School whanau,

It is with sadness that the Board of Trustees announces that Kelly Barker has resigned as Principal. Kelly has accepted a wonderful opportunity to become Principal of Gracefield School in Lower Hutt, the primary school she attended as a child. This is a rare opportunity – the last Principal of Gracefield was there for 22 years.

Kelly’s last day will be January 28th. The Board met on Thursday night and formed a search committee to begin the process of finding a new Principal for our school. This may take more than a term, so our first priority is to put plans in place for an Acting Principal to lead the school until a permanent Principal is appointed. We will keep you informed of our progress.

Leaving Hampton Hill School has not been an easy decision for Kelly. She is very much a part of our community having worked at our school for nine years, including as Acting Principal for one year and Principal for the last three. Kelly has done a fantastic job of building a new foundation for our school with a clear and inspiring strategy and an innovative curriculum. We will be looking for a Principal who will carry on this great work and continue to help all of our students grow to thrive.

While we as a Board are sad Kelly will be leaving, we are also very excited for her and for Gracefield School. Kelly has worked very hard to ensure our students have every chance to succeed, and we know she will do the same at Gracefield.

Please join us in thanking Kelly for her service to our school and our Tawa community.

On behalf of the Board,

Stephen Opie
Board Chair

P   027 349 8088
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Out of zone enrolments for 2020 are now closed. We invite enrolment applications to be completed and returned by October (closing date to be confirmed) 2020 for children wishing to start school in 2021.