Bishop Viard College Wellington


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
Principal Recruitment Allowance (PRA)

Listed 9:40 am 28 January 2019
Closes 5pm 01 March 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9qVp

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead our Christ-centred Catholic college and have a meaningful impact on the lives of our wonderful students, staff and community.

We are a coeducational and predominantly Pasifika and Māori college in Porirua. Our vision is to challenge, nurture and empower students to achieve greatness and be outstanding community members by delivering an exemplary Catholic education for all students.

The school is on a 1–2 year ERO review cycle, with a declining roll, and presently has a limited statutory manager in place.

A successful applicant may be eligible for the Principal Recruitment Allowance (PRA) of up to $50,000.

The board wishes to employ a visionary principal who is experienced with working successfully as part of, or in partnership with, Pasifika and Māori communities. They must be inspirational, dynamic and future-focused. It is key that they be able to foster strong relationships with stakeholders and have high levels of communication and organisational skills.

They will also:

  • Be passionate about growing Catholic special character and ensuring opportunities for students to encounter Christ
  • Have strong leadership skills in teaching and learning
  • Have a vision for curriculum that engages ALL learners and sets them on a pathway for success
  • Be enthusiastic about creating a supportive and empowering staff culture
  • Have the ability to think strategically and lead change in a sustainable way
  • Foster an environment that is culturally responsive and promotes a sense of cultural identity and pride.

A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the Catholic special character of the school shall be a condition of appointment. The appointee will be required to accept and recognise the responsibility to maintain and preserve the special character of our school.

Anticipated commencement term 3.

How to apply

Please contact Helena for an application pack:

Helena Barwick
20 Kenepuru Dr, Porirua 5022
(021) 186 1122

Vacancy reference #:1H9qVp

Listed 9:40 am 28 January 2019
Closes 5pm 01 March 2019

School details

Bishop Viard College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 1
Roll: 233

School number: 256
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Physical address:
20 Keneperu Drive, Porirua

Postal Address:
P O Box 50075, Porirua, 5240