Tauranga principal resigns

Otumoetai principal Dave Randell is calling it a day. Photo: Tracy Hardy.

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.


Melville high 1999

Posted on 12-04-2017 20:50 | By Marcus shepherd

Hi Dave it's Marcus here from Melville high- Congratulations on a great career and thanks for being the man back in the day. you were the light of Melville Alton of great school memories- thank you

Thank you

Posted on 10-04-2017 22:12 | By Lynda Scott

Dear Mr Randell, You have inspired me in so many ways with lifelong memories ... school camps (complete with Clang the camp ghost), camp fires, bush hikes, orienteering courses, VW combi van hockey tournaments, sailing, kayaking at Ohope, and abseiling. You ignited the adventurer in me. You are the reason I have spent my life teaching and helping students in need and I feel so very lucky to have had you as my PE teacher, mentor and both my children had you as their principal. Thank you for being who you are adn all the best for your retirement. Kind regard Lynda Scott

Mr Randell

Posted on 10-04-2017 19:17 | By jjrk

had the pleasure of having to have many meetings with you as a student at Otumoetai College 14 years ago. Tough but fair is how I found you, as well as well liked. Enjoy your future endeavers

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