Richard Vanderpyl has this year taken up the role as head of Christian Alliance International School. He has been involved in education for more than 33 years, working in New Zealand where he served as principal of Middleton Grange School in Christchurch. Mr Vanderpyl has a Master of Education (Administration) with First Class Honours and was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research high performing schools in the USA. In 2016 he was awarded a New Zealand Government Scholarship to research high performing schools in England and Wales.
Mr Vanderpyl has been chair of the New Zealand Association for Christian Schools and has led a number of National Christian Teachers and Leaders Conference in New Zealand. In 2015 Middleton Grange School was awarded a five year performance review by the New Zealand Education Review Office placing it in the top 10-15% of schools in New Zealand.
Mr Vanderpyl is passionate about student character development and training hearts and minds to become the future influences in society.
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