SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF – JOHN BRANDON

Kia Ora koutou,

My name is John Brandon, the students call me Matua John. I have been at Matipo School since term 2, Mr Wright appointed me on a temporary contract for two terms to help with some of the changes and I am here until the end of term 3.
In fact, I thought I had retired from a senior leadership role in a high school in Manurewa, my retirement lasted for about two days before Mr Wright asked me to come and assist. I am loving my time here at Matipo!
I live in Takanini, keeping myself company, and enjoy a very active life around helping at school, travel and aviation. My cousins live in Canada and my son and daughter in Sydney and Gold Coast respectively, my twin sister is in England and my elder sister in Melbourne…so I travel a lot! I enjoy watching my two granddaughters grow and am really happy to be able apply what I am learning at Matipo to their journey.
The staff and students here are fantastic and it is a real pleasure to make new friends with them, the students and the community.