Hi, I’m Heidi Parlane.
My husband Simon and I moved to Stanmore Bay in 2010 so we could be closer to the beach and enjoy the amazing lifestyle this gorgeous area offers. It’s a fantastic place for families – there is so much on our doorstep, and I love that our children Elizabeth and Jack, can lead that “kiwi” lifestyle I enjoyed as a kid.
I believe a school should not only support and challenge all learners to achieve to their academic potential; it also plays an important role in developing well rounded, confident adults who are positive, collaborative and open to new experiences. I’ve been really impressed with Whangaparaoa College, and would love to help build on its strengths to ensure all students, regardless of their capabilities, leave school well placed to succeed in life. Self-belief and confidence are particularly critical qualities. School has a huge influence developing these by providing a safe and supportive environment where kids can explore a diverse curriculum as they grow into young adults.
I run my own business as an executive coach and facilitator, and love helping individuals, teams and organisations to thrive, grow and perform. I have 20 years’ senior management and governance experience in business, of which 12+ was in human resource management, with a focus on talent management, leadership coaching, developing high performing teams, and transforming organisational culture.