Principal's Recruitment Process

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Dear Parents/caregivers

As you are aware, with the resignation of John Rohs from the Principal’s position from the end of this school year, the Board and the LSM have been conducting a recruitment process for a new Principal.  

We are delighted to announce that the successful applicant for the position of Tumuaki/Principal at Papakura High School is

Simon Craggs

Mr Craggs is currently Principal of Onewhero Area School. Through his time at Onewhero Area School Simon has developed an extensive range of skills and experiences. He has led his current school through a growth and development phase including the raising of achievement rates of its Maori learners. He has developed extensive links with the local school community, the wider education community and has forged strong links with mana whenua. 

Mr Craggs has a strong background in leading curriculum innovation and design and has developed a responsive local curriculum with Te Awa o Waikato at the centre. He is student focussed and in his current school has developed leadership capacity through expanding student leadership, building staff leadership capacity and leading the community through change. 

The position generated a high level of interest from a range of applicants. The Board and LSM are delighted to appoint someone with Mr Craggs’ experience and skills. He, in his turn, is absolutely delighted that he has been offered the opportunity to lead Papakura High School through the next stage of its growth and development, building on the work done under Mr Rohs’ leadership. 

Mr Craggs will commence at Papakura High School at the start of the 2021 school year. 



Murray Tume                                                                      Sally Dalzell 

Board Chair                                                                          LSM