Guest post: Nick Hyde CEO of Vanguard Military School
Releasing Vanguard Military School’s academic results to the public is a very rewarding part of my job. For the third year in a row, Vanguard has produced outstanding NCEA results for its recruits and it is proving the value of having a partnership school as an option for parents and children in our education system.
However, numbers are not people, numbers are not names of family or loved ones so let me make this a little more personal. This is the story behind many of those numbers. The following are a few contributions from parents and recruits about the difference this school has made for them.
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After both her sons struggled to achieve NCEA, Shannyn Labuschagne enrolled them at Vanguard. This has been their experience.
“Both of our sons attended Vanguard Military School after failing to achieve NCEA at mainstream public schools. Neither of them had any real motivation about their futures, other than “getting a job”. Needless to say, they both finished Vanguard Military School having achieved NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Our eldest son has now been in the NZ Army for 2.5 years, and our younger son begins his BASIC Training for the NZ Army in February.
Vanguard is an amazing school that creates a structured environment for the children to learn in. The camaraderie among students and teachers alike is fantastic. The children feel like they are part of something and have a second family outside of their homes.
They encourage their students to be the best that they can be and to never give up. They not only teach according to the NZQA standards, but the students also learn vital life skills…..important skills that are not taught enough to students these days.
I believe that all schools should follow the example that Vanguard has set with their students. They are producing qualities in students that we need to see in adults in the future.
We are huge advocates for Vanguard Military School, and because of Vanguard, their dedicated and committed staff and their belief in their students, our boys have a great future ahead of them.”
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