Masterton Intermediate School
Russell

Russell Thompson

Principal

Being at Masterton Intermediate for 60% of my working life has never really felt like a job to me.  I thoroughly enjoy seeing students get involved and make the most of the massive range of learning opportunities that we provide at our kura.  I also appreciate the support that we receive from those parents and whānau who work with our staff to enable their child to be the best that they can be.

My wife, Lianne, and I love spending time with our two grandchildren, Charlotte and Max.  I like to follow all sporting codes, particularly competitions involving representatives from Wairarapa or Aotearoa.  I try hard to live and breathe our school whakatauki, “E mātahi ana, e mataara!”, whenever possible.