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James Reynolds

Science Department —

James joined the Science Department at Naenae College in January 2012 when he relocated with his partner Sarah to the region.

He arrived with a glowing reference from his previous school and it soon became clear why James constantly challenged the students, the department and himself to improve and was a instrumental in introducing more engaging subject matter to the junior curriculum and improving result in senior subject areas. The respect James was held in professionally was apparent when he was asked to become whanau head for Maihi a role which he carried out with great diligence and care until he left to live nearer his family earlier this year. James is also a keen football player and coached the senior boys 1st 11 and the schools Futsal teams his two young sons often coming along to help him out.