Powhiri for new principal


Waimea Intermediate’s new principal Justine McDonald was welcomed to the school with a powhiri on Thursday morning.

Justine starts in her new role next year when she replaces long-serving principal Cleve Shearer who is retiring after 42 years in teaching, the last 15 as principal of Waimea Intermediate. Justine is coming from Kelburn Normal School in Wellington where she was principal.

She is from Invercargill and went to teacher’s college in Christchurch where she taught for a number of years. She has also been a teacher in Marlborough and Wellington and an international school in Shanghai.