Word from the Principal - 15 May 2019

Word from the Principal - 15 May 2019

I would like to introduce Margaret Hudson, Director of Advancement. Margaret has been employed by the Board to engage with Alumni and the local community with a view to generating income streams to provide for the unmet needs of Liston College. One of the Advancement Office’s first task is to compile an up-to-date Alumni database of former students, staff, teachers, friends, parents and business people, to enable us to communicate and engage with the whole Liston Community more effectively.  To this end we would appreciate you taking a few moments to complete this form providing your current contact details and interests.


At the end of term 1, we wished Ashneeta Kumaran all the best as the takes a year’s leave and Gary Cope will return next term as he is on sabbatical for term 2.   

We welcome on to the staff Arvind Agraval (Maths) who is a long term reliever and Callum Dickison (PE) who is here until the end of term 3. We are in the process of appointing a replacement for Mr Bob Fagg who retired as HOD Technology.  We also farewell Mrs Karen Hutchins who is retiring after 23 years of service to the College.

Liston Day

A reminder Liston Day is this Friday, 17 May.  It is an important event in the life of Liston College.

Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland city. A number of students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation.

All students are involved in this day, travelling by bus to the city. They return about midday when they have lunch, followed by a concert show-casing talents of our students. This is a normal school day where students are expect to be at school. Absences will require a note from parents/caregivers.  Parents, caregivers, Old Boys and friends of Liston College are welcome to attend.


You will be aware that Primary and Secondary teachers will be striking on Wednesday 29 May. This will mean the school is closed on that day. As there is not enough staff to safely provide supervision, parents and carers are being asked to make other arrangements for their son.

PTFA Trivia Night

An exciting evening has been planned by the PTFA with a Trivia Evening. I encourage parents to make a team and attend what will be a fun night.  For further information click here.


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