Leadership Team

Principal

Principal

Rod Galloway (BTchLn, MEd, EdD) has been the Principal at George Street Normal School for twelve years. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and recipient of two Woolf Fisher Fellowships. Rod presented conference papers for the British Educational Research Association in Manchester (2009) and Brighton (2013), as well as at an international conference on well-being in Shanghai (2015). He is a former school adviser for Massey University and in 2003 was Principal of the runner up 'New Zealand School of the Year'. Rod has research interests in student engagement, student well-being, strengths-based approaches and character education. Dr Galloway has been referred to as the singing principal. Recent publications include:

Galloway, R., & Reynolds, B. (2015). Positive Psychology in the Elementary Classroom: The Influence of Strengths-Based Approaches on Children’s Self-Efficacy. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3(09), 16–23.

Galloway, R., Reynolds, B., & Williamson J. (2016). Strengths-based teaching and learning approaches for children: A New Zealand case study. In S. Fan & J. Fielding-Wells (Eds.), What is next in educational research (pp. 213–222).  Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing.

Deputy Principal

Deputy Principal

Anne Robertson (BTchLn, AdvDipTchg, GradCert TESOL) is an experienced new entrant and models teacher. Anne has had many successful leadership roles at GSNS and also worked as a numeracy facilitator for the College of Education. Anne has responsibilities in the school that include International students, Taha Māori, and curriculum development. Anne is also our professional learning co-ordinator. Little willing helpers often gather at lunch times with Anne to form our Green Fingers environmental group.

Deputy Principal

Deputy Principal

Leanne Stanton (BEd, PGDipEd, DipTchg, Dip ESOL) is our other Deputy Principal. Leanne has led our senior team for a number of years, taught an advanced abilities class and has coordinated our school’s widely recognized development of the Key Competencies from the revised New Zealand Curriculum. Leanne has responsibilities in our school for Special Needs, Advanced Abilities, initial teacher education and curriculum development. A special interest for Leanne has been the establishment of our Learning Detectives programme that provides an important student voice in our school. Leanne is a former recipient of the University of Otago Emily Pankhurst Award.

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

Keith Mulholland (BEd, Cert ICT) has a number of important roles at our school. As well as teaching children with advanced abilities, Keith is also our Senior Team Leader and ICT Lead Teacher. Keith is a strong advocate of Inquiry Learning using ICT as a daily, integrated teaching and learning tool. Keith is often found around our school coaching sports teams, sharing clever ideas with teachers or working with children on their latest ICT project.