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Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery Canterbury

Senior leader Y1-6 (deputy principal)

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

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

Listed 8:38 PM 18 October 2017
Closes 4pm 03 November 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9fWu

We are a special character state school where students are central in directing their own learning. We are looking for an exceptional senior leader (Y1–6) who can think beyond the framework of conventional teaching and learning.

In this role, you will:

  • Foster an environment where each child can learn at her/his own pace, using learning methods that work for her/him
  • Lead a team of educators who don’t just teach, but coach, mentor and facilitate, so young learners can attain their individual goals
  • Encourage teachers to continually improve and align with the most recent discoveries in education
  • Value parents as stakeholders and encourage family members to commit to the special character of the school by sharing their time and resources in ways that are most meaningful to them
  • Help transition an innovative school back to a brand-new, purpose-built campus located in the heart of Christchurch
  • Effectively support the director and collaborate with the other senior leaders
  • Contribute to reimagining what a school should be.

We believe children should be central in directing their own learning. We want children to learn that this is just as important as being taught the '3Rs'. We trust that students will drive their own learning by engaging with authentic and personally meaningful problems. We have absolute confidence that young learners will advance when they have demonstrated competency in an area, regardless of their year level.

If you are a leader with a proven record of ensuring that every moment a child has at school provides several opportunities for her or him to follow their passions and to develop new interests, we strongly encourage you to apply.

The position begins in term 1, 2018.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to read the full application information found on the vacancy link.

Steven Mustor, Director (Principal)
(03) 377 7773

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9fWu

Listed 8:38 PM 18 October 2017
Closes 4pm 03 November 2017

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery NZ

School details

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery

Type: Composite
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 7
Roll: 654

School number: 683
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Physical address:
5 Mollett St, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 4666, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, 8140