Mr Allan Short

Position: Headmaster
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Allan, wife Kendra and their four children have been at the centre of the onsite Waihi family since 2012 when he became Waihi’s seventh Headmaster.  He is in his 17th year as a Headmaster and has lead schools in both the UK and New Zealand.  In addition to his passion for prep school education, he has been asked to present at conferences on a variety of educational issues here and abroad.  With a mathematics and psychology degree it is no surprise that maths, developing cognitive skills and the mental wellbeing of children are some of his priorities.  He is a sportsman, narrowly avoiding a career as a professional footballer (by being not quite good enough he says!) and is a past New Zealand Correspondence Chess Champion.