Rodney College principal Dave Ormandy has decided to retire from teaching at the end of the 2013 school year.
The college has made excellent progress over the last five years he says, with a lot of people working extremely hard to move the college from strength to strength, adding that earlier this year the Education Review Office (ERO) confirmed the strong position of Rodney College so it is an ideal time for a new principal take the college to the next level.
“Being principal of Rodney College has been the most satisfying position of all my teaching career,” says Mr Ormandy.
“Having taught at Bay of Islands College, Christchurch, Dargaville High School, Rosehill College and Rodney College for a total of 36 years, with 27 years in Senior Leadership, including 5 as Principal of Rodney College, the time is now right for me to retire.
“The Rodney College community has been a delight to work with. The students are great and I have very much appreciated the support from the parents, the hard working staff, Board of Trustees and community members.”
Wife Lyn Ormandy, who also teaches at Rodney College, will also retire at the end of the year.
“We are keen to do a number of things while we enjoy good health and before we get too old,” says Lyn. “We enjoy having adventures and have plans including a trip to the sub-Antarctic and more offshore sailing.”
The Board of Trustees has set a timeline to appoint a new principal for the start of 2014.