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Tai Tapu School Canterbury

Principal U4

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 10:21 AM 31 August 2017
Closes 5pm 01 October 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9eMu

Decile 10, full primary school with a roll of over 270. It is situated in an idyllic rural setting a short distance from Christchurch City. The school is renowned for its passionate and committed teaching staff and a BOT who support and resource their continued development and success, while also providing the best possible support for every learner in the school.

The school turned 150 years old this year and has a rich history. It also has a modern campus with new facilities. It recently undertook a huge transformation in its buildings, with a large purpose-built innovative learning environment (ILE) catering for Y3–8, and a new junior ILE due to open at the start of term 4, for Y1–2. The school is visited by many other schools to observe the success of its new buildings and the collaborative teaching practices already embedded within the teaching and learning.

The board wishes to appoint a principal who is an outstanding and visionary leader with the commitment and passion to build on the school’s existing high performance and student achievement. The new principal will be able to relate well to the community’s rural aspects and values, and its focus on collaborative high-quality teaching, teamwork, and student-centred learning. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to manage the health and wellbeing of the staff and students, as well as the ability to gain the respect and trust of the community. Prior experience in leading change associated with the introduction of ILEs, related pedagogies and collaborative teaching practices will be an advantage.

The successful applicant will start at the beginning of term 1, 2018.

How to apply

For further information and application details, please contact:

Chris Le Cren
(03) 352 3700

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9eMu

Listed 10:21 AM 31 August 2017
Closes 5pm 01 October 2017

Tai Tapu School NZ

School details

Tai Tapu School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 10
Roll: 240

School number: 3549
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Physical address:
1 School Road, Tai Tapu

Postal Address:
Counter Delivery, Tai Tapu Postcentre, Tai Tapu, 7645