Maurie has recently retired from his role, after 10 years, as Foundation Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. Prior to that, he was the Principal of Opotiki College for 10 years after being Deputy Principal for 10 years.

Maurie has been involved in leading the implementation of restorative practice within schools and has run workshops on this topic throughout NZ and overseas.

A commitment to academic excellence and strong, positive relationships with students is what he brought to his role as Principal. At Hobsonville Point Secondary School he helped lead the development of an innovative curriculum and pedagogy designed to better prepare today’s young people for their current and future worlds.

His greatest enjoyment over his 40 years as a teacher/leader has been in helping others realize their potential to lead.

He is now supporting leaders to have a strong moral purpose and to have the personal courage to see and take opportunities to transform their schools. By being warm and demanding these leaders will champion student agency, wellbeing, equity and strong relationships in environments where powerful learning occurs and where staff and students thrive.