South African-born Lionel Randall stepped into the role of Housemaster of Flower’s House in Term 2, 2021. Since graduating from the University of Pretoria, he has taught Physical Education and Health in boys’ boarding schools in South Africa and New Zealand. He has also been highly involved in water polo at an elite level. He coached the South African national schoolboys’ team, and is currently assistant coach of the New Zealand senior national men’s team, which includes Old Boy Louis Clark. Lionel, his wife Taryn, who is also a teacher, and sons Oliver 6, and Alistair 4 moved south from Auckland Grammar to take up his new role at College where he is committed to continuing the strong traditions of the House.
“I’m excited by the opportunities presented and proud to be a part of the College community. I love the positivity and endorse the values. I want the boys to have strong aspirations – feel encouraged to ‘dream big’ – with the knowledge and confidence that they are supported.”
Physical Education teacher Henry Smith is head coach for College’s rowing programme. As a former New Zealand rower, from 2003–2008, Henry achieved a world university rowing medal. He has coached three winning Maadi crews, including a historic Springbok U18 four and a record-breaking U17 eight, at the New Zealand schools' regatta.