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On the AWSUM couch: King Edward VII School 2019 Head of School


On the couch with King Edward VII School 2019 Head of School – Crispin Mc Kenzie.

What is our philosophy as a leader?

My philosophy is to be a positive example to follow, rather than a person who ‘leads’ by shouting or making demands.

What are your strengths as a leader?

I feel I can lead with a cool, calm and level head. I believe I am approachable and reliable.

What do you look forward to the most, as you lead your School in 2019?

I look forward to extending King Edward’s legacy and molding & nurturing the new boys entering King Edward into fine young men, that will go on to achieve and succeed in the future.

What changes do you want to implement in the school?

I would like to introduce a new sense of collective leadership. I may be Head Boy, but it is our group of mentors who will ultimately guide and lead the School onto better things. I personally want to be an inspiration to all our boys to succeed.

Any highlights during your school career so far?

Two of my most memorable achievements and highlights so far have been when I earned my first cap for the 1st XI Hockey in 2016 and been awarded Full Academics and Hockey Colours.

What do you want to achieve as a leader and matric learner in 2019?

I want to inspire the younger forms to become leaders in their own unique way and always to strive to reach their maximum potential.

Any message for your co-leaders?

To our Mentor Leadership Team of 2019 – Gentlemen, lead with integrity and humility. The School trusts you in these roles, so trust in yourselves.

Who is your role model?

Although I don’t play rugby, Richie McCaw has always been a role model of mine. He always leads with the team’s interest at hand and it is never about himself but the team that comes first.

If you could be any superhero, who do you want to be and why?

Batman! I love the gadgets and hi-tech cars and that he fights for justice!

On a normal Friday, you will find me at…….with…….…

Normally in the boarding house with my friends and peers.

Who is your Hollywood celeb crush?

Jennifer Anniston

What are your plans for after matric (2020)?

I will be aiming to pursue my studies in the Mechanical Engineering faculty and hopefully chasing after my dream, of playing hockey across the country!


Watch the video, King Edward VII School 2019 Head of School wishing all the head boys and girls across the country all the best for 2019!

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