The Establishment Board of Trustees are very pleased to announce that Danny Nicholls has been appointed as the Foundation Principal for the new Rangiora West Primary School.
Danny will be locating to Rangiora from Taupo where he currently is working as a School Leadership Advisor in the Bay of Plenty. Prior to this he was the principal of St Patricks School in Taupo.
Danny trained at Canterbury University and his first teaching position was at St Theresa’s School in Riccarton. Following this he headed north and taught around the middle of the North Island. He won his first principalship in Taranaki and led a school in Taihape before moving to Taupo. He has been a principal for 12 years.
Danny has completed his Master’s in Educational Leadership and has been the National President of the Catholic Primary Principals’ Association. He is married and has three children. Danny will start in late January and will work with the Board to oversee the building of the school and the appointment of new staff.