New Nukutere principal has big dreams

Wednesday January 31, 2018 Written by Published in Education
New principal Delaney Yaqona formally introduced himself to all the new Year 7 students. 18013002 New principal Delaney Yaqona formally introduced himself to all the new Year 7 students. 18013002

The start of the school year brings with it big dreams for new Nukutere College principal Delaney Yaqona, who is looking to start a new chapter at the Catholic school.

 

Previously the deputy principal to George Rasmussen, Yaqona will now be balancing the top job with fulltime teaching responsibilities, and is excited for the year ahead.

“As any teacher will tell you, the start of the year is when you have big dreams, but the key is to follow through and make sure they happen,” he says.

The first item on that list is the new school building that is expected to open by the middle of the year. The school will also hopefully be expanding to add a Year 12, and eventually Year 13.

But the most exciting part, Yaqona says, is welcoming the students back to school – especially those in their first year out of primary school.

“The most exciting part about the first day is seeing our young new Year 7 students come through, because it’s such a big thing for them.

“They’re adjusting from a primary school setting, which is a big eye-opener, so we’re taking them through that initial journey, which is very exciting. For us, it’s about ushering them into the college lifestyle.”

1 comment

  • Comment Link Olivia Pickeri Saturday, 03 March 2018 09:05 posted by Olivia Pickeri

    Just so proud of you
    Wonderful opening message
    All the best with the new students and the new buildings.....wonderful Delaney

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