John Watson

Family connections

I’ve lived on the North Shore and Hibiscus Coast for all my life. So has my wife and her family. Our eldest girl went to Long Bay College and our youngest children go to KingsWay School. My wife went to Rangitoto College.



I’ve worked at a number of secondary schools on the North Shore, currently AJHS, teacher of English and History, Dean of Forms 3-7, Outdoor Education Co-ordinator, Project ‘K’ Director, Liberal Studies Director, coach of numerous youth teams in rugby, cricket and rugby league.


Awarded two Royal Society of NZ Teachers Fellowships, one in 2002 to write the true story of a bomber crew who perished during WWII and one in 2010 to produce a written and oral history of Whangaparaoa .

CommunityPresident of the WRRA, Trustee of Whangaparaoa Community Trust, Rodney District Councillor, Hibiscus & Bays local board member