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Gavin Beere

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Hillpark School
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Gavin Beere

Gavin has been a principal for 16 years in both urban and rural schools spanning U1 – U6. He spent three years working for ERO, before accepting his current position as principal of Hillpark School in Manurewa, which has a roll of 530 children from multicultural backgrounds. He is now in his third term as an NZPF executive member and has a full appreciation of the dynamic and politically challenging times we are currently experiencing. In addition he has a particular interest in the importance of developing links with business and has recently been appointed to lead the NZPF Business Partners Team. Gavin has represented NZPF on the Professional Leadership Team, Unitec Advisory Committee, APPA Council and the APPA National Standards Working Action Group. The motivation driving his involvement with NZPF is his belief that the organisation is the most powerfully positioned to advocate on behalf of principals in the face of challenging government policy changes. He is committed to working alongside executive colleagues in defending the benefits that derive from self-managing schools and the leadership and governance structures that support them. Gavin is married to Lisa, who is also a teacher. Jack and Sam are his two primary school aged and energetic sons. Mountain biking, collecting wine and photography round out his attempt at a work life balance.


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6 years 41 weeks

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