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Golden Bay High School Tasman/Nelson

Principal U5

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Principal

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

Listed 10:07 AM 02 October 2017
Closes 4pm 31 October 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9f9U

Our school is a state coeducational Y7–13 school and is situated at the northern end of the Takaka township in Golden Bay.

The BOT, staff, parents and students of our school are seeking a principal who is able to demonstrate the following:

Personal qualities:

  • Trustworthy, respectful and loyal
  • Approachable, open-minded and a good listener
  • A confident communicator, both written and spoken
  • An advocate for the potential of every student
  • A role model for the whole school, fostering a culture of excellence
  • Resilient and able to deal with conflict
  • Has an appreciation of kaupapa Māori and te reo.

Professional standards including:

  • Commitment to excellence in student achievement
  • Commitment to understand and respect the importance of local tikanga
  • Expertise in educational leadership and practice
  • The ability to develop and sustain positive, collaborative relationships with staff and community
  • Empowering and inspiring leadership
  • Proven management and financial skills
  • Experience in strategic planning, policy and procedure review
  • Effective communication skills
  • An indepth knowledge of current educational theory and best practice and be able to develop this with our staff and students
  • A willingness to be part of the local community and appreciate the place of our school within the community
  • Ability to interact with students on a daily basis
  • Commitment to the local Community of Learning (COL) group.

Please direct enquiries to Andy Williams, Board Chairperson, ph (027) 275 8966 or email or Alison McAlpine, Limited Statutory Manager, ph (021) 220 5832 or email

How to apply

Please send completed applications to:

Steph Hartill, BOT Secretary
12 Waitapu Rd, Takaka 7110
(03) 525 9914

Download our application form
GBHS Principal Application Form2

Download our Position Information & Referees Report Form
GBHS Principal Position Information Referees Report Form2

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9f9U

Listed 10:07 AM 02 October 2017
Closes 4pm 31 October 2017

Golden Bay High School NZ

School details

Golden Bay High School

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 337

School number: 292
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Physical address:
12 Waitapu Road, Takaka

Postal Address:
12 Waitapu Road, Takaka, 7110