Welcome from Jackie Sutherland : Principal

Kia ora, Bula vinaka, Ni hao, Ahn nyung, Wei ho ma, Kee haal hai, Vannakkam, Jomreep sua, Sawat dee, Privet, Kumusta, Nabad, Konichiwa, Hello, Namaste, Suosdei, Halō, Sà-wàt-dii, Bonjour, Guten tag, Hallo, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Tena koutou katoa ko te Kura o Whataitai. 

Ko Jackie Sutherland ahau. 

I am excited to be the new Tumuaki/Principal at Miramar Central School from the beginning of Term 1 next year (2022). I have worked in a variety of schools within the Wellington region over some 25 years and my passion for teaching and learning remains as high as when I entered my first classroom. 

I am a mum of four lovely (grown up) children, all very different but each reminding me that individual needs and personal growth are met through recognising difference, perseverance, and a sense of fun. My partner, John and our two doggies complete our family. 

I love sports, particularly netball, rugby and running. I also love to travel and spending time outdoors. 

I deeply believe students are at the centre of everything we do. Together we will continue to be an inclusive, welcoming and thriving school, and build on the school values of Respect, Independence and Community. I look forward to continuing the good work that students, staff and the leadership team have done around teaching and learning and to getting to know you all personally. 

Until then, ngā mihi nui