Greenmeadows School

Mark Johnson




B.Education; Diploma of Teaching


General Information

Ngā mihi mahana kia koutou kātoa.

I have loved my time here at Greenmeadows School since starting as Principal at the beginning of the 2009 school year. Our school is very friendly and it is great coming to work in such a happy place. I really enjoy being a school Principal - a job I have worked in since 1990. Greenmeadows School is the fifth school I have been Principal of. Previous to this I started my teaching career in Ngaruawahia. I then became Principal of a number of rural schools - Mangaorapa, Matawai, Mamaku and Puketapu Schools. One of the things I love about being a Principal is that you always keep learning in your job, and I know I that the learning for myself has certainly not finished yet!

I have a lot of interests outside of school. I have two children who have left home, but my wife and I love catching up with them. I love sports especially rugby, cricket and rugby league. I referee rugby in the winter, and also enjoy cycling and running. Sport is an important part of my approach to education - children can learn so much from the discipline, team work and enjoyment that sport can bring.