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Contact-new.svg Conor Bolton
Employer:St John's College - Hastings
Nationality:Irish Zimbabwean
Country:New Zealand
Skype address:blottonb

My Profile

My name is Conor Bolton, I am a classroom teacher at St John's College, Hastings. From 2006 to 2011 I was the ePrincipal of the Volcanics eLearning Community. There are 12 schools in this community, which are situated in Hamilton, South Waikato, Bay of Plenty and on the Central Plateau. The schools range in size, from 140 students at Mangakino Area School to nearly 700 at Forest View High School in Tokoroa.

Professional background

I began life as a Chartered Accountant working for Deloitte and Touche, and then later on Sara Lee Corporation and Colbro Transport. In 1996 I started teaching at St. Patricks, Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo, where I taught Accounting, Economics and Business Managment to "A" Level.

I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 1999 and was HOD commerce in 1999.

I moved back in to accounting in 2000 and was working for Deloitte up to our move to New Zealand in April 2001.

I taught at Piopio College from April 2001 to December 2005 where I taught Accounting, Economics, Computing and Maths.

In 2006 I got the position as ePrincipal of Volcanics, based on my involvement with video conferencing and learning management systems while at Piopio College.


I completed my schooling in Bulawayo Zimbabwe in 1984 having passed my "A" Levels.

From 1985 to 1987 I attended Rhodes University in South Africa where I completed a BSc (information processing).

From 1988 to 1989 I attended the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg where I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

I sat and passed my professional competency exams for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe in September 1990 and was admitted to the institute as a member in 1993 on completion of my articles.

In 1999 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education through the University of South Africa.

My Interests



Inquiry Learning

Assessment for Learning



All sport, carpentry and wood-working, reading and music

My Sandbox

My sandbox