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Weston School Otago

Principal U4, Y1–8

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 11:03 AM 07 November 2017
Closes 4pm 14 December 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9g37

We are seeking an experienced, innovative and visionary leader of learning with a passion for education to continue the journey of educational equity and excellence for this high-performing school.

Our school has a roll of 260 pupils and is situated on the outskirts of Oamaru in beautiful North Otago. It offers a fantastic lifestyle with the alps, lakes and ocean literally on our doorstep. Well worth a change of location. Come and join us!

Consultation with the board, staff, students and our community has helped to identify the most important selection criteria for this role. This is what we are specifically looking for:

  • Outstanding leadership capability.
  • Excellent pedagogical knowledge.
  • Cultural responsiveness.
  • Effective management.
  • Strong collaboration.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Willingness to adopt the 'Weston Way'.

 The school has a unique collaborative culture whereby all teachers take responsibility for all children, which personifies our mission statement: 'Learning together, caring about our future'.

Our school is well resourced to ensure the new principal can concentrate on leading learning with a clear focus on excellent outcomes. They will be well supported by an experienced and talented team, a committed board and a supportive community.

Our new principal will recognise and acknowledge the significant work that has already been undertaken at the school and will work with the board, staff, students and community to continue and build on the forward-thinking school direction.

Must be prepared to participate in a Community of Learning by accepting a responsibility towards all learners across the community of North Otago.

If you can demonstrate reflective practice, integrity, compassion, strong communication skills and a sense of humour through your everyday interactions, we definitely want to hear from you!

How to apply

Please request an application pack from and direct enquiries to:

Joy McGee, Executive Officer
1 Charles St, Weston 9401
(03) 434 5445

Vacancy reference #:1H9g37

Listed 11:03 AM 07 November 2017
Closes 4pm 14 December 2017

Weston School NZ

School details

Weston School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 285

School number: 3864
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Physical address:
1 Charles Street, Weston

Postal Address:
21 Main Street, Weston, Oamaru, 9401