Kieran Gleeson

Deputy Principal

Dia daoibh gach duine,
My name is Kieran Gleeson, one of the Deputy Principals at ANI. I originally hail from Ireland, where I grew up with my parents and two sisters; Eve and Val. We are all away from home at the moment, spread across London, Sydney and of course Auckland. Travel is a passion of mine having travelled extensively through South America, Europe and South East Asia. Before Auckland, I lived in Sydney for a year. I most recently visited Hawaii and Japan is my next big venture! I love teaching in intermediate school. I have been at ANI since 2019. I believe the two-year schooling experience comes at a unique time for the development of our young children’s character. Part of my passion is developing resilient and open-minded students who learn to look after their own well-being. I enjoy building strong relationships with my students, inspiring them where I can and learning from them every day. Student leadership is a passion of mine and I coordinate our student leadership positions and challenge the students to take ownership of their time and impact while at ANI. Outside of school, you’ll find me playing football most nights of the week. I enjoy staying fit and bringing this enthusiasm into some of my sports work with the students such as leading and promoting girls’ football in the school. Taking this team to the AIMS games is always a highlight of the year. Music has been a huge part of my life, growing up playing the piano, percussion and violin in numerous orchestras and ensembles. I am so excited to continue working at ANI this year and enjoy all the upcoming experiences with our team.