Simon Craggs

Principal Papakura High School

Simon Craggs

Principal Papakura High School
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I have been 20 years in education, 15 of which have been in various school middle and senior leadership roles and have been a principal since 2017. This has been a significant time of personal and professional growth.

I have recently been appointed principal of Papakura High School, a decile one (lowest socio-economic rating) school in South Auckland. The school has 59% Māori students and 29% of pacific island ethnicity. The school is currently subject to government intervention but has undertaken significant positive changes over the last few years and has built a positive culture. My leadership challenge is to continue the momentum and to raise achievement and retention rates.

On a personal note, I am married to Lisa and father to two teenagers, Zoe and Aidan.

I’m looking forward to working with you as part of the Global Leaders Thrive Programme.

All sessions by Simon Craggs

Leading Learning In Partnership

17 Mar 2021
8.40pm - 9.00pm
New Zealand