New College House Acting Principal Appointed

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Gillian Smith to the position of Acting Principal, Term 1.


Gillian commences this role on Monday 4th February from her current position as Assistant Principal following the resignation of Alastair Drayton, who has decided to pursue other interests. 

Gillian grew up in Ngatea and boarded at Epsom Girls’ Grammar School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Management Studies from Waikato University and worked in Marketing and Advertising for some years. After having her children, Gillian retrained as a teacher and enjoyed this aspect of her career for over 15 years. Gillian is married to Peter and has two adult children, Alastair and Lucy. 

Sub Warden, Jono Brent, says the Board of College House are extremely lucky to have someone of Gillian’s expertise and experience to fulfil the role of Principal for the immediate future and we are confident that there will be a seamless transition. The board will commence recruitment for a permanent replacement in March.