I am going to get a lot of hate for this but honestly I think she is a great principle at Takapuna Grammar School. It has not even been one year since she has moved over and I can see amazing improvements at school. I like what she's doing - we both have the same vision.
A great principal who was highly dedicated to the school, Takapuna is lucky to have her. She will be missed by many.
Mary Nixon was a deputy principal at my school many years ago. In contrast to the statements below, I found her to be the most understanding, compassionate and empathic authority figure I've ever encountered. I was always one of the most disturbed/difficult students and had it not been for Mary's direct and careful influence, I would never have completed school, let alone university. I am confused by all of the negativity directed at her below, she was a shining light in my formative years.
Mary Nixon is an incredibly polarising Principle. She is at times difficult to understand and lacks proper empathy for many of her students. During my time at NGHS she was not popular, however she did succeed at raising the schools scholarships and overall NCEA performance. Despite this success, there is much more to being a good principle, and I hope that she learns from her mistakes.
Shes good.. everyone needs to get over that shes not ms hague
Well she seems pretty nice i spose but i think shes over doing it a bit wit da whole 21 century thing ............ and she should stop telling jokes in assemblly dey r just geting lamer and lamer...:)
Well she had massive shoes to fill at the start of this year and I think she's done a fantastic job! So what if she isn't MS Hague and isn't quite used to the job yet? She's done more to improve the school in one year than some principals ever do. Go her!
I was in her science class last year at Taka, she was fantastic and a really great science teacher. I got excellences in my end of year exam because of her.
Shes really nice lady, some of the changes shes made round the school have been a bit much for us and the staff i think. But shes nota bad pricipal. BUT THE HAGUE WAS BETTA!!!!
um well She thinks shes cool and funny as but shes not. she is trying to change too many things too fast in our school. on her first day as principal she waltzed into our class and gave us this huge lecture on keeping up our school traditions and all this stupid stuff, its like HELLO? we've been here for 4 and a half years and you've been here for like 5 mins and Your trying to give US a lecture on tradition? i mean C'mon....
i think she nice she has her bad fashion days but apart from dat she is really nice
she used to go to taka grammar and she was absolutely awesome. i loved her as a teacher and wish i still had her! give her a chance :)
shes cool. i hate it how everyone compares her to ms. hague. SHES NOT HER SO GET OVER IT. miss nixon is really nice, and i think she will do good things for the school! :)