Ollie Clayson

Assistant Head Pastoral/Staff and House Master
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My name is Ollie Clayson and I am the Assistant Head Pastoral/Staff and Housemaster for our boarders at Pyne House.

I have been privilged to be a part of the Waihi family for the last 3 years and I just love the intimacy that the boarding house creates between the children and extended families.  
My wife Lisa and I live on site at Waihi and between her role as Lead Occupational Therapist at Ashburton hospital, she is an enthusiastic Matron for the boarders.  We have 2 sons, Thomas who is currently in Year 8 and a Dorm Leader in Pyne House and Harry (aged 7) whose second home is Pyne House!
Outside of school I love to watch and particpate in sport - all sport and any sport!  I also enjoy socialising with friends with a nice Guiness or a cheeky glass of wine.  We also enjoy travelling - which has been limited to the fair shores of New Zealand recently, but we will be looking forward to visiting family in England in the near future.
Best Advice you were ever given?
"Dry Your Eyes" - I love this saying as it speaks to resiliance, strength of character and the realisation that there is always someone who is worse off than yourself!  Another favourite that speaks to our effort on the sports pitch is "We will never know" - take a risk, push yourself or you will never find out if you could undertake a particular skill!


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