Principal’s Message

My name is Ken Ward and I’m extremely proud to join the staff of Murrays Bay School as the new Principal. I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with the school community to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality primary school experience. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can ensure our children’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.

Before joining Murrays Bay School, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 15 years, primarily in the Northland district. Some of the roles I have held include kindergarten teacher, classroom teacher Years 1 through 8, e-Learning specialist teacher, and principal of three other primary schools.

I believe that great schools are the result of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving a high-quality teaching and learning programme from every teacher at Murrays Bay School.

I’m fortunate to be working with some of the best teaching staff on the North Shore and I believe Murrays Bay School is well placed to serve the local community in all areas of a child’s primary education.

I am supported in my role by a very effective Senior Management Team, Board of Trustees and a hard working Parent Teachers Association (PTA), all of whom have the best interests of the students at heart. Murrays Bay School truly is a fantastic place to work, being nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of Auckland.