kristen principles


Thank you for taking the time to find out about our wonderful school.

If you are looking for a school where your child will be safe, grow in confidence and develop a ‘tool kit’ of skills to take them into their secondary schooling, you have come to the right place!

We want our students to thrive in every aspect of their life . Our programmes, initiatives and approaches to learning foster this.

We believe that students learn best when they are happy, feel safe and know that they are valued. This is the environment that we work hard to create and maintain. We welcome your input and involvement! By working together with you we can help your child to really get the most from their learning.

At MRI our team of skilled teachers have high expectations and work hard to ensure that every child experiences the success of which they are capable, building ‘growth mindsets’. Teachers have sound, up to date understanding of current teaching, learning and assessment strategies and use digital technology effectively as a part of this. As a result, our students consistently make accelerated progress in their learning.

Adolescence is an extremely important and exciting period in a child's life where they move into young adulthood. We look forward to working with you to support your child's learning and ensure that they have all the skills and attributes to be successful now and in the future.

At MRI students are encouraged to make the most of opportunities and try new things. There are many sporting, cultural, academic and leadership opportunities. These include chess, production, orchestra, robotics, gardening, waterpolo and many, many more. All of these experiences add to your child’s education and help to build skills and confidence.  

We look forward to building a strong and lasting relationship with you and your child as they move through our school.

Ko ia kāhore nei I rapu, tē kitea. He who does not seek will not find


Kind regards

Kristen Walsham


“I really want to thank the school for having an excellent teachers, who do realise child’s potential and are keen to support them to get the best out of them.” Rajam Navaneethan