Principal – Pouhere

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Principal

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

Listed 2:53 PM 11 September 2018
Closes 5pm 05 October 2018
Vacancy reference #: 1H9kbJ

Seeking an inspirational academic and operational leader (U4) to take us forward as a newly established, designated character kura in 2019

Te Kāpehu Whetū Tuakana (Y9–15), started as a level 2 bilingual Partnership School in 2014 and has experienced strong growth and exceptional academic achievement after only 4 years of operation. We are charting a new educational direction in pursuit of collective excellence and high personal achievement. Our mission, to unlock the potential of our rangatahi while honouring the deeds of our tupuna. 

The designated character of Te Kāpehu Whetū (Tuakana) reflects a kura committed to te reo me ona tikanga o Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu with adherence to te Tiriti O Waitangi and the rights accorded us, with particular reference to Article 3 which grants us the rights of citizenship which were affirmed by the men of the 28 (Māori) Battalion who paid the ultimate price of citizenship. 

This serves as the korowai for the kura cementing our unique educational approach of providing a tikanga Māori-based programme of learning that includes and supports ākonga to achieve their aspirations within the kura and beyond.

Our pou:

Kia Māori – an education and an environment that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning

Kia Mātau – encouraging innovation, inquiry and the development of specialised knowledge and skills

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – the development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

“Tū ki te marae...Tū ki te ao”

Seeking a dynamic leader that provides:

  • A demonstrated commitment to Te Reo Māori and our designated character
  • Distributed leadership 
  • A pastoral care system within a Māori framework
  • Commitment to student-centred, evidence-based decision making
  • Outstanding relationship management across a broad range of stakeholders
  • An innovative curriculum and e-learning environment for 21st century learners
  • Ability to inspire and challenge stakeholders to deliver the board's strategic vision.

How to apply

For more information on Te Kāpehu Whetū please see our website. For a copy of the job description email or phone Elisa. Email your CV and covering letter to the CEO, He Puna Marama Trust c/-

Elisa Kawiti, Corporate Manager
Box 6020, Otaika, Whangarei 0140
(09) 438 4228

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9kbJ

Listed 2:53 PM 11 September 2018
Closes 5pm 05 October 2018


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