Welcome to Mercer

My name is Paula Sadgrove and I am proud to be principal here at Mercer School. I have been principal at Mercer since November 2017.


Waikato is home to me, however my career in education has allowed me to travel the country and the globe. Having received my Bachelor of Education in Wellington, I then moved to the north where I received a scholarship, through education, for international studies. This lead to my role as Head of Primary at an international school in Oman. During this time I completed my postgraduate certificate in e-learning. Prior to my placement here at Mercer School I was Deputy Principal of Glen Taylor School.


I am incredibly excited to be leading our team and students on a quality educational journey. Our staff are motivated, highly skilled and share the goal of raising student achievement.


Here are Mercer we are blessed with incredible physical surrounds. Along with the development and implementation of an exciting and modern curriculum we are also enhancing the way our students access learning around our school. I strongly believe in education outside the classroom and I am proud to say our students will have many opportunity per year to see learning in context outside our school gates.


Nga mihi nui