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Hato Pāora College Board of Trustees, is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Nathan Matthews (Ngā Puhi) as Principal of Hato Paora Maori Boys College, effective 1 October 2018.

Professor Matthews is a recognised and respected leader in Māori and Indigenous education. An Old Boy of Hato Pāora College, father and husband to Robyn. Nathan is a proven leader with a depth of skills in both te ao Māori and te ao hurihuri.

“In making this appointment the Board considered Nathan’s strong vision and resolute commitment to uphold the integrity and values of Hato Pāora College” said Dr Chelsea Grootveld, chairperson of the Board of Trustees. “We are delighted to know the school’s future will be in great hands, and our young men will be guided and nurtured by such an outstanding leader”

Dr Grootveld says, “Our challenge as governors is to support and enable Nathan through best practice governance, to ensure we are relevant, fit for purpose and future focused”.