01 Jun 2017

Thursday 01 June 2017

The College is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Rattray to the role of Housemaster of Greenbank House.

Daniel joined the College in 2016, with a strong background in sports and exercise science at post-graduate level and has taught Physical Education and Health at a range of secondary schools in Auckland. He has carried out significant pedagogical research on the role of sport to increase male academic achievement and his strengths in this space will be well-valued. Daniel’s career has also seen him have a keen involvement in the pastoral mentoring and support of students through a previous role as Assistant Dean.

Since joining King’s, Daniel has fully integrated himself into the life of the College, from both a teaching and pastoral perspective, as Teacher of Physical Education and Health, First XI Football coach and Boarding House Tutor and Teacher Mentor in St John’s House.

At King’s he has been able to continue his work in building and improving student relationships, increasing student participation, and helping lift the level of student academic achievement.

 “His passion for research, teaching and learning and physical education embodies the enquiry-based thinking and participation that we value at King’s,” says Headmaster Simon Lamb.

Daniel will take up his new appointment at the beginning of Term 3, when Paul Watts takes up the role of Housemaster of Te Pūtake Lodge.

He says he is delighted at the opportunity to take on the leadership of Greenbank House and work with its day students to ensure their continued success at the College.

“I’m keen to ensure the continued progress of Greenbank House as a high performing Day House, and build on the legacy and foundation that Paul Watts has set,” says Daniel.

“I’m looking forward to working with our Greenbank students and their parents and guardians, as well as Greenbank staff.”

Throughout this period of transition, the College’s focus will be on ensuring the day students at Greenbank House, and their parents and guardians are fully supported.

“I’d like to especially acknowledge the support of outgoing Greenbank Housemaster Paul Watts as we transition to new management of the House,” adds Simon.

 “I know you will join me in congratulating Daniel on his appointment and we look forward to welcoming him to Greenbank House.”