A message from our Commissioner


Kia ora ANI Community,

Earlier this week our new Principal, Jason Pocock, spent a day at ANI to meet staff and some students; and start the transition towards his official start date on Day One of Term Four. A further step in this process will be a full school Pōwhiri to welcome Jason to ANI. This will be on Tuesday 12 September at 11.30am. All members of our school community are very welcome. 

Jason is very keen to meet and listen to parents and we will have an opportunity to do this one evening during the first week of the new term. Details will be sent out before the end of term. 

I am very grateful to members of the Advisory Group whose input and recommendations ensured a smooth principal recruitment process. In the absence of a School Board at this time, I am delighted that members of the group have agreed to attend governance/’Board’ meetings so Jason and I can hear the voice, and feel the heart, of our community. 

Once again I want to thank Shane Devery, the Senior Team, and all the staff for their good work that ensures our young people are getting excellent educational opportunities.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I will be happy to meet with you.

Take care.

Nga mihi nui 

James Thomas 

ANI Commissioner