New principal, Bronwen Seaward, at Windwhistle School with Room 2, (years 4-6) her class for the year. Back L to R: 
Abhisha, Tahu, Max, Alex, AMelia, Walter, Emily, Jesse, Emma. 
Front L to R: Martha, Jed, Connor, Daniel, Kate, Fergus, James.

New Principal For Windwhistle School


The Windwhistle School Board of Trustees have  appointed Bronwen Seaward as the new Principal at the School.

Bronwen started in her new role at the start of Term 1 2018 and has taken over from Frances Nimmo who put in seven years of dedicated service and achieved significant improvements to the school systems and academic performance over her tenure as Principal.

Bronwen has taught in the Selwyn area for the past thirteen years. Along with her family she moved to the area around twelve years ago. “The choice to move was an easy one for myself and my husband Cameron,” Bronwen commented. “We wanted to give our children a country upbringing and so we spent the first few years living on a small farm at Racecourse Hill, before moving into Darfield township.”

Bronwen’s eldest two daughters have left home; Phoebe runs the family business, (Darfield Hair Boutique) and Maia lives in Christchurch following her artistic passions, while the youngest, Logan, is in Year 12 at Darfield High School.

Bronwen brings a passionate approach to children’s education. She comes to Windwhistle with a strong teaching and leadership background having taught at Darfield High School for nine years and spent the last two at West Melton where she taught year 4 to 6’s. She is looking forward to the challenge of having taken the plunge and becoming a school principal.

“Bronwen has fitted in seamlessly with the School and Community and we are appreciative of the efforts she has made to get to know the Community and contribute to the School,” the Board said.

Bronwen has been delighted with the school community. “We have been overwhelmed by all the hard work that has been done to get the school house ready for us to move into. The school and wider community have been so welcoming and positive. It’s been wonderful this week meeting all the children as well, they are all absolutely delightful.”

Bronwen is looking forward to the year ahead and said, “my main focus for this year will be building relationships within the school and wider community to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children. I am really excited by this new phase in my teaching career and look forward to the challenges it will bring.”