Principal’s Welcome

Principal’s Welcome

Kia Ora, Faka-lofa Atu, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Namaste, Sawatdi, Kia Orana, Salaam, Ni Hao, Mingala ba.

Welcome to Glen Taylor School!

My name is Chris Herlihy and I am lucky enough to be the principal of Glen Taylor School. I have been here since April 2015.

I am born and bred in Waikato. I attended Waikato University where I gained a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education. I then moved to Auckland and was a Year 5/6 Teacher at Fruitvale School in West Auckland. While I was working there I was lucky enough to win a Fulbright Scholarship where I got to do my Masters in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators at the University of Delaware in the USA. I then got the job as Deputy Principal at Kelston Primary School before winning the job here at GTS. e

In my spare time, I love to play golf and am a member of Windross Farm. I also love to travel and try to see as many different cultures and countries as I can.

As the Principal of GTS, I have set some goals to achieve. They include:

  • To raise student achievement

  • To get children engaged in their learning

  • To have children taking ownership and responsibility for their own learning

  • To give children the opportunity to be involved in the wider school curriculum – sports, culture, arts etc

  • To develop children into successful leaders.

  • To create an environment where children feel comfortable and confident to learn.

  • Have fun!!!

Work Hard, Play Hard!!

My door is always open and I am more than happy to have a chat and show you around our wonderful school.