Senior Management

Howard Young
ACTING CO-PRINCIPAL & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DIRECTOR

Kia ora tatou, I work as one of the Deputy Principals. I am loving the opportunity to learn alongside the Year 7 & 8 students, as all my previous roles have involved teaching students between Year 1 & 6. A Wellington local most of my life, I have also had the opportunity to teach many age groups in the Philippines, Korea and the UK, and for a long time I was involved in a volunteer capacity working with exchange students from around the world. This has led to me developing a passion for intercultural education and what better place to continue this journey than SWIS. Away from school I love to play and watch sport, being a committed fan of Wellington’s sports teams especially the Hurricanes and Lions. I also enjoy cooking, checking out art galleries and spending time with my family.

Rauru Walker
ACTING CO-PRINCIPAL | SENCO

Kia ora, ko Rauru tāku ingoa. Nō Ngāti Porou ahau. I joined SWIS in 2016 as one of the Deputy Principals and SENCo. I have been a classroom teacher from 2004 to 2012 and was a RTLB in Wellington from 2013 to 2015. Outside of teaching I love spending time with my family and friends as well as playing almost any and all sport.