Term 1 Seminar - North Shore



Meet our speakers

John Rice, Head of Dilworth Rural Campus
Te Haerenga

John has been a passionate educator for a number of years with a heart for growing great boys. John lives on site at the Dilworth Rural Campus so he absolutely lives and breathes his work!

The Dilworth Rural Campus takes approximately 100 Year 9 boys each year and offers an innovative curriculum based on three distinct strands of learning. These strands provide a powerful platform for learning and growth that makes a significant difference to the lives of the boys who spend a year at Dilworth.

Boys who leave Te Haerenga will be active learners, confident and resilient, with a strong understanding of their strengths and their place in the world. John will be talking about what is working for them at the Dilworth Rural Campus.

Michael Good, National Director, ICONZ

Michael has worked with children and young people for the last 40 years, in a number of different roles. He now provides life skills, mentoring and support programmes for boys through ICONZ and their school based programme ICONZ Edge.

Stu Thompson, ICONZ New Zealand Director

Stu, with others, established the ICONZ initiative in 2003. With 30 years' experience working with children and young people, Stu has developed the full ICONZ range of programmes for boys aged 5-17 years, along with ICONZ Edge.


Term 1 Seminar - Rodney




Meet our speakers

Michael Stretton
Managing Director B.A., Dip. Tchg. T.T.C. Managing Director

Michael graduated from the Auckland College of Education with a Diploma in Teaching and furthered his training with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland. He has taught the age group spectrum from 5 year old New Entrants at Kristin School to students in The University of Auckland Foundation Programme in their twenties.

Michael works within schools to set up the Pform In Schools Programmes and scholarships as well as mentoring the Pform Partners and Tutors in all aspects of their roles. He is a gifted educator and is always encouraging the Pform Team to "catch the kids doing things right".

Michael's strong leadership style and care factor for the brand makes him an asset to and he is proud of what he and wife Tracey have achieved thus far.

Dean Kent,
Head of Swimming and Swim Teacher

Dean’s passion with the water began in Levin competitive swimming and surf lifesaving aged 8 before moving to North Shore swimming club and Mirangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.

Dean Kent, 3-time Olympic swimmer for New Zealand represented New Zealand at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic games. Dean competed for New Zealand at the 2006 at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games where he won a Silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley [IM] and the 2007 World Championship.

Dean is now the Head of Swimming at Northern Arena Learn to Swim and Fitness Facility, Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand. Dean’s role both in and out of the water involves managing and teaching the learn to swim school. Dean is passionate and dedicated to teaching kids the skills to swim, survive and enjoy any activity in the water.