Dilworth welcomes new Headmaster Dan Reddiex
This week the Dilworth community has come together for two special events to welcome Dan Reddiex into his new role as Headmaster of Dilworth School.
On Tuesday 30 April, the entire school attended a welcome powhiri at the Senior Campus in Epsom.
It opened with a wero (challenge) by students Jeremy Mangu, Caleb Vallance and Bless Perese before Dilworth School representative Huhana Rowland led the karanga (welcome call).
Our Senior Campus Kapa Haka group then performed a haka, before Reverend Greg Worboys led a karakia.
At the powhiri, Mr Reddiex was accompanied by his family together with representatives from his former school, King’s High School in Dunedin, including Kaumatua Komene Cassidy, and King’s High School Board of Trustees Chair David Booth. It was very special having this contingent from King’s at the powhiri and it is hoped that our schools will continue to develop a close relationship.
On Wednesday 1 May, a special commissioning service was held in the Senior Campus Chapel, at which we were honoured to have Archbishop Philip Richardson attend.
At the service, Chairman of the Dilworth Trust Board Aaron Snodgrass first presented Dilworth’s new Headmaster to the Archbishop. The Archbishop then commissioned Mr Reddiex as the new Headmaster, asking those present to support him and his family in his new role.
Representatives from all parts of the Dilworth community then presented Mr Reddiex with symbols of leadership and welcome, including keys to the school from the Chairman, a bible and a school crest from the Dilworth community as well as gifts from the Rural Campus, staff, the Dilworth Old Boys’ Association and Dilworth Family Connect.
Trust Board Chairman Mr Snodgrass says: “It has been a wonderful week for Dilworth as we have welcomed Mr Reddiex to our school and community.
“Mr Reddiex has an outstanding track record helping boys to achieve and prepare for the future and he has a strong commitment to student wellbeing. I know our school, and most importantly our students, will benefit from his extensive experience and deep understanding of boys’ education.”
Pictured below (left to right): Dilworth Trust Board Chairman Aaron Snodgrass, Archbishop Philip Richardson, Headmaster Dan Reddiex and Chaplain Reverend Greg Worboys.