Otumoetai College principal Dave Randell has announced he will be resigning at the end of the 2017 school year.
Board of trustees chariman Russ Browne paid tribute to the long-serving headmaster in a statement today.
“On behalf of the board, community, staff and students, we cannot thank Dave enough for his dedication and commitment to our school over the past 17 years.
“Thirty years as a successful principal is an amazing achievement.”
The board has drafted a timeline for Dave's replacement, which will include advertising, accepting applications and referees reports during Term Two, with interviews and an appointment to be made early in Term Three.
The successful applicant will commence duties at the beginning of 2018.