Leaders' Connect #2: May 7th 4-5pm

Leading in Times of Crisis

We are delighted that Robin Sutton (Tumuaki/Principal, Hornby High School) and Pene Abbie (Tumuaki/Principal at Paparoa Street Primary School) will be speaking about Leading in Times of Crisis. With school leadership experience across a range of crises including earthquakes, the Mosque attacks, and now Covid, Robin and Pene will share insights about leading teams and schools during times of disruption and anxiety. 

As well as a Q&A time with Robin and Pene, in the spirit of Leaders’ Connect, there will be time for engaging in small group discussions for support and idea sharing. 


About Robin and Pene

Robin is currently Tumuaki/Principal at Hornby High School in Christchurch, and was previously a Senior master at Christs College in Christchurch. 

Robin blogs prolifically about the educational journey of Hornby High School and its community under the whakatauki: He waka eke noa – We’re all in this together.

Pene is currently Tumuaki/Principal at Paparoa Street Primary School in Christchurch – a decile 10 contributing school of 500 learners. Pene also works as an advisory Trustee for Learning City Christchurch and an influencer for Grow Waitaha

Her passion is influencing the thinking and action of regular schooling providers in generating new learning opportunities that promote connection, improved equity, thinking beyond the regular classroom and valuing all experiences as learning.


About the Leaders’ Connect online series

Leaders’ Connect is an interactive, relational, online space for education leaders. These one-hour online hui occur fortnightly and the aim is to:  

  • Provide a safe place of connection for education leaders within NZ
  • Support leaders’ wellbeing 
  • Gain fresh leadership knowledge and capacity 
  • Create professional connection via an online platform
  • Provide a space for learning and sharing innovative practices and ideas