Manurewa Central School

From the desk of our new principal...



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Dear parents, caregivers and whanau,

It is a privilege to write this letter to you as the newly appointed principal of Manurewa Central School.

I am excited and committed to ensuring the continued success of such a highly respected school.

The school’s reputation is a huge legacy to uphold but I am looking forward to the challenge and opportunity to lead Central’s learning journey for many years to come.

Over the past 21 years I have worked within primary schools, in a variety of roles, and across two hemispheres!

Prior to emigrating to New Zealand I was a principal of a primary school in the UK, and have worked as a teacher and leader in New Zealand schools for the last 8 years.

I consider my most important job to be providing the conditions needed for your child to grow as a learner, and as a self-confident, healthy individual who leaves our school fully prepared to chase their dreams.

Today I was inspired by the smiling faces and eager children in every classroom I visited.

It is important that all members of our school community feel safe, secure and enjoy their time at Manurewa Central School. To this end, the staff, Board of Trustees and I are dedicated to providing the best learning opportunities available to ensure success for all. We cannot do this without your help, and I am looking forward to strengthening our partnership as we work together to support your child’s learning.

With that in mind, I would welcome any questions, concerns or ideas you would like to share. Your views are important to us.

Please feel free to make an appointment, drop me an email or give me a call at any time throughout the school year.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Kind regards,

Michelle Dibben

Principal
Manurewa Central School