Graham Young was Principal of Tauranga Boys’ College from 1985 through to 2008 and has since been Educational Leadership and Management Advisor at the University of Waikato.
Graham introduced a number of new concepts to the school, including having advanced students take university courses whilst still at school. He was a driving force behind the construction of the Whare Wananga at the College as a place to learn Māori language and culture. He has served on many national education bodies, including the Secondary Principals’ Lead Group and the Ministry of Education Reference Group. He has been President of the Secondary Principals’ Association New Zealand. He is currently Secondary Director of the National Aspiring Principals Programme, facilitator of a number of Principals Professional Learning Groups, a member of the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council, and Advisor and Facilitator for the Bay of Plenty Principals’ Association. He was a ministerial appointment to the Board of NZQA during its formative years. Mr Young has contributed to the wider Tauranga community through his involvement in steering groups to establish the Tauranga Branch of Foundation Alcohol and Drug Education, the Life Education Trust in Tauranga, and driving the steering committee to launch the Bay of Plenty Sports Foundation and consequently serving as a Trustee.
You deserve to be recognised. A wonderful honour, well done Graham.
Posted: Tuesday 7 June 2016