About Glen Taylor School

Principal's Welcome


Kia Ora, Faka-lofa Atu, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Namaste, Sawatdi, Kia Orana, Salaam, Ni Hao, Mingala ba.


Welcome to Glen Taylor School!


My name is Chris Herlihy and I am lucky enough to be the principal of Glen Taylor School. I have been here since April 2015.


I am born and bred in the Waikato.  I attended Waikato University where I gained a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education.  I then moved to Auckland and was a Year 5/6 Teacher at Fruitvale School in West Auckland.  While I was working there I was lucky enough to win a Fulbright Scholarship where I got to do my Masters in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators at the University of Delware in the USA.  I then got the job as Deputy Principal at Kelston Primary School before winning the job here at GTS. e


In my spare time I love to play golf and am a member at Windross Farm.  I also love to travel and try to see as many different cultures and countries as I can.


As the Principal of GTS I have set some goal to achieve.  They include:


  • To raise student achievement

  • To get children engaged in their learning

  • To have children taking ownership and responsibility for their own learning

  • To give children the opportunity to be involved in the wider school curriculum - sports, culture, arts etc

  • To develop children into successful leaders.

  • To create an environment where children feel comfortable and confident to learn.

  • To have fun!!!

Work Hard, Play Hard!!


My door is always open and I am more than happy to have a chat and show you around our wonderful school.



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