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St Thomas of Canterbury College Canterbury

Principal, tagged

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Principal

Listed 11:43 AM 25 July 2017
Closes 3pm 21 August 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9dgY

A high-performing state integrated Catholic boys' school Y7–13, recognised for its innovative, socially just, inclusive approach to learning. We encourage students to understand the structures which cause social injustice and to have compassion and action for those at the margins of society.

The college has a roll of 615 students plus 25 international students. Our roll includes vibrant Māori, Pasifika and Filipino communities that make up 45% of our roll. 

We are inaugural winners of the Prime Minister’s National Excellence in Education Awards and received a 5-year ERO review in 2015. We were selected by ERO as a ‘showcase school’ to demonstrate ‘best practice’ for 21C learning.

We are seeking a new principal with commitment to:

Theology – a liberal and inclusive form of Catholicism, the Edmund Rice charism and Christian Brothers and a commitment to social justice.

Social inclusiveness – welcoming boys from all social and socio-economic backgrounds, diverse cultures and boys with learning or other social needs. A commitment to restorative practices for school relationships including discipline.

Innovation – 21st century inquiry based learning model focused on engagement of students with a modern, relevant curriculum and embedded use of technology to improve academic achievement.

Leadership – collaborative and empowering staff to develop professionally to improve teaching practice and to distribute school leadership.

Articulating the school’s vision and strategy with outstanding communication skills in public speaking and in writing.

Developing meaningful relationships with the diverse school parent community and able to inspire and communicate with students.

Managing the complex and challenging nature of being principal.

A willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

Download the application pack from the school website.  

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Elmarie Els
Box 753, Christchurch 8140
(03) 348 7010

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Vacancy reference #:1H9dgY

Listed 11:43 AM 25 July 2017
Closes 3pm 21 August 2017

School details

St Thomas of Canterbury College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Male
Decile: 8
Roll: 676

School number: 331
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Physical address:
69 Middlepark Road, Sockburn, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 11314, Sockburn, Christchurch, 8443