Long serving Hamilton Boys’ High School headmaster Susan Hassall, a Cambridge resident, has resigned. She made the announcement today saying she would leave at the end of the first term next year.
Hassall, who has led the school since 2000 and taught there for 42 years, said it had been a privilege and an honour to serve the school.
Hassall has lived in Cambridge more than 30 years and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2021 for her services to education.
Susan Hassall is Headmaster of Hamilton Boys’ High School and was the first woman in New Zealand to be appointed headmaster of a boys’ school.
Under her leadership, the school has had many academic and sporting successes, and she has instilled a culture of integrity. She was a founding member of the Association of Boys’ Schools of New Zealand and has been a member of the Executive, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
She was a member of the National Ministry of Education Gifted and Talented Advisory Group and of the giftEDnz executive, leading gifted education practice in New Zealand schools.
She is Deputy Chair of the Waikato Secondary Schools Sports Principals Association. Mrs Hassall is Pro-Chancellor at the University of Waikato Governing Council and a Waikato Hospice Board member.
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