College – Issue 31

NEWS & EVENTS Farewell Robin Sutton

In 2001, Robin Sutton came to College from Hornby High School as Head of Economics, and became one of two Senior Masters in 2004. He left College at the end of this year’s first term to return to Hornby High School as Principal.

He says “My introduction to College was a real baptism of

“I have taught some extraordinary young men and they are mostly such decent human beings with high expectations, with great parents and who are taught by great dedicated staff. The staff have a level of caring and knowledge of the boys that is way beyond what you find in most secondary schools, probably based on the House system we have. The ethos of College is the sense of being part of a caring, supportive family.’’

“I have seen a lot of changes in the 14 years I have been here. One major change is that staff are much more welcoming and inclusive, and there is more interaction between teaching and non-teaching staff. Another change has been the wide- spread use of technology.’’ Robin has many fond memories of College, most of them based around the boys he has taught and come in contact within his role, and his colleagues.

fire. It was Tournament Week and everyone was frantically busy. I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to be doing and staff and boys were all over the place. “But that soon settled down and over the years, I have realised what a real privilege it is to be part of what I genuinely believe is one of the most astounding educational institutions in New Zealand,’’ he says.


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