I am honoured and very proud to serve and lead the learning here at Piopio College and the Piopio Community.
Tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou.
Welcome to Piopio College.
I am proud to be part of this College, it is a very special place for students, staff, families, whānau and the wider community.
I am fully committed to the students, curriculum and the entire teaching and learning process and believe that a student-centered approach to learning that is challenging, relevant and engaging will encourage students to take ownership of their own educational success.
We are focused on providing a quality education that meets the individual needs of each of our learners. Everyone is encouraged to aim high, take pride in their work, participate in a range of activities and to support and model our shared values.
It is my passion for education of our children that has driven me to strive for an inclusive and culturally responsive environment where every individual can have their needs met and succeed in their goals.
I believe such goals are achieved when ongoing collaboration and communication exists between teachers, students, whānau and the community.
The opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of the students, staff and caregivers and the wider community excites me. I commit my complete loyalty, passion, enthusiasm and diligence to Piopio College and its community.
When you enrol at Piopio College you become part of a caring community, determined to help you be the best you can be, now and in your future. We look forward to working with you.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Johan van Deventer
Manaakitanga: We are respectful
Rangatiratanga: We are learners
Whānaungatanga: We are connected
Kotahitanga: We are united