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Confirmation of New Executive Principal for Pinehurst School

Confirmation of New Executive Principal for Pinehurst School

I am delighted to advise that, following a comprehensive recruitment and interview process, the Board of Governors has appointed Alex Reed as the new Executive Principal for Pinehurst, to commence in term 3.


Alex is currently Associate Headmaster at Westlake Boys High School, where he has taught English for 10 years and is widely respected.   Alex originally trained and worked as an English teacher in the UK before moving to New Zealand with his family in 2007.  He holds an MA in English from Cambridge University and a Master of Literature (MLitt) from the University of Auckland.  He is also completing his PhD in English Literature.


The Board was very impressed with Alex’s calm manner, breadth of knowledge and passion for excellence in education, and believe he will be a great asset to our school in the next phase of its development. 


Alex comments: “I am so pleased to be offered the opportunity to lead Pinehurst, a school committed to excellence in a supportive, family environment.  Its passion for developing the individual student with kindness, empathy and a focus on self-discipline is a passion I share.”


We were fortunate to receive a number of excellent applications for the Executive Principal role.  The board was unanimous in its belief that Alex is the right fit and will be a superb leader for Pinehurst.


We would, once again, like to thank Ms Penman Walters for her vision and exemplary leadership of Pinehurst over the past 26 years.  We look forward to celebrating her service to the School with you during term 2, and then to join us in welcoming Alex to the Pinehurst family in term 3.

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Peter Davies

Chairman: Board of Governors

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