Tēnā koutou katoa,

I am honoured to join the Ruawai College Whānau as the new Tumuaki / Principal. My name is Aidyn and I am thrilled to be a part of this enthusiastic community

I am deeply committed to creating an environment where our students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. It is my goal to ensure that Ruawai College continues to be a place where our young people develop a love for learning, while also nurturing their confidence, resilience, and respect for others. Together, we will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

I crossed paths with Ruawai College many years ago, when I was a Geography teacher at Onehunga High School. Our two schools would take Year 12 Geography camps to Ruapehu. I was always impressed with the students from Ruawai College as they demonstrated a love for learning, they were resilient and were curious about learning. Outside of education, I have a passion for family, travel, and food. In my free time, you’ll often find me traveling to new places to learn about different languages and culture, eating, or spending time with my whānau.

I am excited to work closely with all of you—our students, teachers, staff, and families — as we embark on this journey together. By building strong relationships, fostering a culture of care and respect, and promoting a love for learning, we will create an inclusive and supportive school environment.

I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and getting to know the Ruawai College Whānau. Together, we will continue to build a school community that thrives and celebrates the achievements of every individual.

Nāku noa,

Aidyn Rasmussen