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Mr Duncan McQueen - Acting Principal

Mr Duncan McQueen has been teaching at Saint Kentigern College since 1998. In this time, he has held a number of roles, both in curriculum and pastoral leadership.

He was the inaugural Head of the Middle School and was actively involved in the smooth introduction of girls to the College in 2003. He held this position for 15 years before being appointed as the Principal of the Middle College in 2017. He led the Middle College (Years 7 - 10) for 3 years, prior to a restructure of the College in 2020. Most recently he has been the Director of Campus Life and Special Character. Currently he is the Acting Principal of the College. 

Mr McQueen has been teaching for over 35 years both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He commenced teaching in 1985 at Rangitoto College as a science and mathematics teacher and early on in his career spent 11 years in England, in the independent sector, working at Benenden School - one of the top girls’ boarding schools in the country. He returned to New Zealand to a position at Saint Kentigern, during which time he completed further post-graduate study, with his thesis focusing on use of digital technology in schools.

Mr McQueen is a passionate educator and loyal servant who is keen to see all students achieve their potential, both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting.  Key motivators for him are the pursuit of excellence, coupled with service to others, for students and staff alike.

The Saint Kentigern Trust Board is very pleased that Mr Duncan McQueen has been able to take on the role of Acting Principal and has agreed to remain in this role while the Trust Board undertakes a thorough recruitment process for the College Principal. The Board sincerely appreciates his commitment to Saint Kentigern and the leadership Mr McQueen has shown.

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