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Meet our Principal

Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou

Seek after wisdom for the sake of your wellbeing.

Kia ora. I am Charissa Nicol, and I am passionate about creating opportunities for people to grow and flourish.

I am dedicated to serving the Columba whānau by fostering connection, competence and character within a community that encourages and supports each other to thrive as our “best selves.”

Growing Connection: 

Quality relationships are at the heart of meaningful engagement and well-being. We empower each other through compassion and by learning together we share the joy of success and belonging. 

Growing Competence: 

We build on our reputation for excellence by nurturing curiosity, creativity, and a love of learning within an environment where it’s safe to innovate and learn from our mistakes.  Through engaging experiences, state-of-the-art resources, and a diverse range of extracurricular opportunities, we equip each student with tools to succeed in a complex and evolving world.

Growing Character: 

As a College underpinned by Christian values, we care about ‘who we are when no-one’s watching.’  We partner with whānau, fostering virtues like kindness, honesty, gratitude and service, which enables us to be resilient global citizens ‘with grace and good discipline.’  

As Principal, I feel honoured to be working alongside a team of highly qualified staff and a committed community of parents, alumni and ‘Columba supporters,’ to provide an exceptional level of education.

I am dedicated to equipping our students to move confidently into the next chapter of their lives and make a positive contribution to our world. I invite you to learn more through the enclosed video or to get in touch with me directly.

Kia tau te rangimārie – Peace be with you

Charissa Nicol.

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