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Geraldine Sumner

Brief description: Principal St Francis School Thames
Telephone: 0212662093
Mobile phone: 0212662093
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About me

I am the  Principal of St. Francis School, Thames 

I originally came from England as an Assistant Principal. In 2007 My first position was Senior Teacher at St. Thomas school in Kohimarama. I spent 2.5 years before moving onto acting Deputy Principal at St. Michael's in Remurea. I gained the position of Deputy Principal at St. Joseph's school 2010. After spending five years as Deputy Principal and completing the National Aspiring Principal Programme, decided to take the next step to Principal. I have been at St. Francis since October 2015 and enjoying the delights of Thames. I have been involved in the First Time Principals Programme and attended the Residential Course which has been a highlight of the year so far. 

I am married with two teenage children Shannon 22 and Deanna 21. I live in Sherenden & Thames on a 10 acre lifestyle block.


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  • Diane Mills

    Great to see you in here Geraldine! As Catriona has mentioned it is a great profile photo. Tell the St Joseph's team I am impressed with the way they have joined the VLN. Catriona has given you ideas about groups to join too.

  • Catriona Pene

    Lovely profile pic Geraldine - I see you are a science enthusiast - maybe you'd like to join these groups?



  • Catriona Pene

    Kia ora Geraldine and welcome to a new school year and a new learning community - the VLN.
    : )

    As you have not yet joined any groups, perhaps I could suggest some to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    You might like to join the "Getting started on the VLN" group, here you will find a wealth of tips to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    If e learning is your passion, you might also like to join this group. /groups/profile/118255/enabling-elearning/

    Starting soon for 2013 we also put together the e-learning round-up on the blog, it is well worth skimming through to see the latest discussions and links, [/blog/group/118255/all].

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Catriona.

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