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Russell Trethewey

Company Director, MSc (Hons), DipTchg

ISENZ Company Director, Russell Trethewey, is very well known and respected in New Zealand education circles. He was Chairperson of NZPPTA Principals’ Council in 2002 and 2003 and a principal representative on the National Principals’ Council Executive for 6 years, 1997 to 2003. As Chairperson of the Council he represented over 80% of New Zealand’s High School Principals and was their spokesman on educational issues.

As a consequence he has considerable knowledge of individual high schools and the New Zealand education system.

Previously a teacher of physical sciences and mathematics he has teaching experience in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Freyberg High School (at which he was Principal from July 1991 to April 2004) is recognised nationally as a top co-educational school with excellent academic, sporting and cultural records. It has a national reputation in the performing arts.

Russell Trethewey is known for his compassion and commitment to the education of young people. He has 34 years of experience in secondary education, 23 of those years in senior management at high school level. He has been involved in the education of international students since 1968.

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