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Paparoa Range School West Coast


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 9:07 AM 05 February 2018
Closes 5pm 23 February 2018
Vacancy reference #: 1H9hKE

This is a unique and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated and driven person to lead our school.

We are a highly functioning school, located on the stunning West Coast, with both sites nestled against the Paparoa Ranges.

Our sites are located 18km apart, separated by the Mawhera (Grey) River. Current roll: 90.

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With a highly effective teaching team and BOT we expect our new principal to be committed to best practices, and be a strong, supportive mentor for staff.

Our principal will embrace our strong school culture, including being a PB4L school.

Our school is part of the Mawhera CoL ( and Toki Pounamu Initiative ( Therefore a great opportunity exists to be part of a supportive professional community.

We can offer you:

  • School house, in great condition and very reasonable rental
  • Professional development
  • Supportive teachers, support staff and BOT
  • A great community
  • The great outdoors on your doorstep.

If you have the experience and desire to lead innovative education and value the potential to grow, then we want to hear from you.

Our location is 10 minutes from Greymouth, and approximately 2 hours from skifields, glaciers and hot pools. We are surrounded by a large selection of bush walks in amazing scenery, and the newest NZ great walk.

With affordable housing, stress-free travel and an easy-going lifestyle, this is also an amazing opportunity for families.  

For more information on our great area see

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Rachel van der Geest, Board Chair
Herald St, Dobson
(021) 111 5282

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9hKE

Listed 9:07 AM 05 February 2018
Closes 5pm 23 February 2018

Paparoa Range School NZ

School details

Paparoa Range School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 79

School number: 2106
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Physical address:
Herald Street, Dobson

Postal Address:
Herald Street, Dobson, Greymouth, 7805