Our Principal

Grant Henderson is the new principal of Titahi Bay North School. He started on the 29th of April 2019. He has been involved in education for 29 years since starting as a beginning teacher at 21 years old. He has worked at a number of schools in the Bay of Plenty, for Specialist Education Services and the Ministry of Education. Recently he has been working on an “engaging boys in education project (Nga Tama Toa)" at Sunset Primary School.


Grant Henderson has a number of interests including sports, music, computers and helping people reach their potential. He has played cricket and hockey for the Bay of Plenty as well as being a representative coach for BOP Hockey (Under 11s and Under 13s). His BOP representative team was awarded the North Island title in 1995.


Grant has 4 children, 2 stepchildren (Rachel and Matthew) and 2 children (Matariki and Arapeta). His partner is Kathy Sutcliffe who in her spare time writes books and makes knitted toys. She is a Teacher of literacy at Rotorua Intermediate. Grant’s Mum Ann supported him at his powhiri on the 29th of April, although She is still thinking about helping on our EOTC!







Matua Grant wearing our new school vest and hoodie. They are very warm!