Bright future includes spelling
He has only been on the job for two weeks but Tirau Primary School’s new principal Hamish Fenemor said it has been brilliant so far.
Mr Fenemor, who has a wife and two children, said they noticed the community’s pride in the town.
‘‘At the time of the interview, when we came up and had a look around, we noticed the pride in the Tirau township and the school reflects that,’’ Mr Fenemor said. ‘‘ They have fully refurbished the school.
‘‘It is thriving. In the last couple of years the roll has doubled,’’ he said.
The 35-year-old previously spent eight years teaching at Masterton Intermediate before moving to England and teaching for a year in London’s East End.
On his return he became principal of Tinui School, Masterton.
Mr Fenemor then spent two years out of the education sector while he worked on a family farm.
He said he is excited about the future of the school.
‘‘ We want to continue work on spelling. In terms of national standards we’re looking at our writing and making sure that we have kids progressing in that area,’’ he said.
Mr Fenemor took over from former principal Leo Spaans who departed for Dubai in August.