Perry Rush is the Principal of Hastings Intermediate School in the Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. He is currently leading the school through a powerful culture change in challenging circumstances. He was formerly Principal at the Island Bay School, foundation Director of the innovative Discovery 1 School in Christchurch and the founder of award-winning Tawa School City Site in Wellington’s CBD. Perry is Vice President-elect of the New Zeland Principals' Federation and a passionate advocate for student-centred learning. He has a national reputation for excellence in inquiry-based learning and learning through the arts.