Shane Ngatai

Principal of the day

Good to see a Principal understanding that his school community (especially parents) should get more information how the school is doing as a whole.

Rhode Street School principal Shane Ngatai posted on the school’s Facebook page, and in a newsletter to parents, that 60 per cent of the school’s pupils were below, or well below, national standards in reading, writing and mathematics.

“We’re not ashamed of that. That’s better than what it has been and it’s getting better.” Many principals have strongly opposed the Government’s plan to release schools’ achievement data but Mr Ngatai said it was important to be “open and transparent” with parents and the community.

Great to see Principal Ngatai is focused on the value that he and his teachers add to the children within his school.