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King’s High School Old Boys’ Association, established 1939, believes that every old boy has something to contribute to his school and to others who are sharing the King’s experience.

Haere Mai Mr McIvor

Jo Harford — Jul 23, 2019

On Tuesday the school community gathered to welcome Nick McIvor to King’s with a Pōwhiri.

Komene Cassidy and Te Wera King gave whaikōrero on behalf of the community from King’s and Timaru respectively, paving the way for various speakers and groups to address Mr McIvor, Mrs McIvor, students, staff and invited guests.

Our two cultural groups welcomed their new Rector with He Waka Kōtuia performing a haka pōwhiri and a waiata and King’s of the Pacific performing a traditional song.

Below is the speech Head Boy, Nathan Hastie delivered at the event:

“Mr McIvor and family, on behalf of the student body, it is my pleasure to welcome you to King’s High School.

Your arrival at the school has been keenly awaited. For us and clearly also for you, this has been a year of transition and we are more than ready to settle in and work together for our joint future. We have heard much about your work, passion and reputation in education and are really excited to have you here for the start of a new era for our school.

King’s High School is not only unique in the three disciplines but is also unique for the strength of its culture of character. We are proud to be known for our atmosphere of care and respect – an atmosphere that is distinctive and valued across the community. This school is like no other and I am sure you will come to love it as much as we do.

Mr McIvor, my leadership team and I can’t wait to get to know you and to work with you.

We are all very excited to see what new ideas and approaches you have in store for us and in what ways we can go even further forward, together. Welcome to our school home, which we are very glad will also be your home with us. Thank you for shifting your life and family to work with us. I’m sure you will quickly come to see that that has been a terrific choice. Please know that we are here for you and with you.

Mr McIvor, we offer you our very best wishes as you embark on your new journey. We are proud to welcome you as our new Rector.”


About us

The King’s High School Old Boys’ Association is an integral part of the school community. The school is fortunate in the strength and vigour of the Old Boys’ Association.  The Association, which has branches throughout New Zealand, supports the school in a great many ways.

The interest and generosity of the Old Boys continues to be a strong feature of the School.

If you attended King’s High School for one or more years, congratulations — you’re an old boy of the School and eligible to join the King’s High School Old Boys’ Association. We invite you to get involved. You’ll renew old friendships, make new ones and have fun, all the while supporting your school

Every pupil who has attended the school is entitled, and welcome, to apply for membership of this Association.

The objects of the Association are to support the School, to foster old boys continued interest in their old school, and to facilitate contact between old boys.

.King’s High School Old Boys’ Association, established 1939 believes that every old boy has something to contribute to his school and to others who have shared the King’s experience.

We support the school’s mission by promoting life-long learning and fostering community involvement. We support our members by providing opportunities for men to connect with each other and to the school, and by encouraging participation, sharing resources, celebrating traditions and building pride.

Here are some of the ways we carry out our mission:
•Gathering class information notes
•Welcoming senior students into the association
•Hosting and attending regional events
•Representing King’s in the community
•Encouraging Annual Fund participation
•Raising money to support special school projects

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