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Warm welcome for Orewa College's New Principal

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Staff Reporter

06 May 2024, 8:01 PM

Warm welcome for Orewa College's New PrincipalWiri Warriner, the newly appointed principal of Orewa College, stands alongside his former boss, Steve McCracken, who serves as the principal at Whangaparaoa College.

Orewa College celebrated a new chapter yesterday as Wiri Warriner, a proud alumnus, was officially welcomed as the school's new Principal.


A traditional pōwhiri ceremony, held at the Orewa Arts and Event Centre, marked the occasion and served as a warm introduction for Mr Warriner to the school community.


Mr Warriner's appointment holds particular significance.





Not only is he a distinguished educator, but he also boasts a personal connection to Orewa College, having graduated 23 years ago.


During his time as a student, he left a lasting impression, captaining the 1st XV rugby team and holding the position of prefect.


Returning as Principal, Mr Warriner expressed a clear vision for the school's future.


He is deeply committed to upholding the traditions and values that have always made Orewa College such a special place.


However, his commitment extends beyond simply preserving the past.


He emphasised the need to embrace innovation and growth to ensure that every student thrives and reaches their full potential.


Mr Warriner outlined an ambitious plan to solidify Orewa College's position as a cornerstone of the community.





His overarching mission is to create a learning environment brimming with exceptional opportunities, encompassing a broad spectrum of disciplines. 


He explained that whether it's academics, sports, cultural pursuits, the arts, or leadership development, they will strive to provide a diverse and enriching experience that equips students for outstanding success.


With Mr Warriner's leadership, Orewa College appears poised for an exciting new era.


His unique blend of experience, passion, and commitment to both tradition and progress promises a bright future for the school and its students.