Waiau School Canterbury


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 12:10 PM 18 February 2019
Closes 5pm 20 March 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9rKA

Our 35 student Y1–6 rural school in beautiful Waiau is looking for a new principal to lead our staff and students. The main qualities we are looking for are someone who is enthusiastic about teaching, can communicate with all and makes school fun for everyone who comes each day.

At the northern end of the Hurunui district in North Canterbury, we enjoy fabulous support from the local community and never was this better seen than after the 2016 earthquake that started in Waiau and headed over to Kaikoura! We have recovered now and as an example, a new 25m pool is currently being used on site by the school and community after community fundraising.

There is a newly renovated 3 bedroom house that will be available for the successful applicant at a reasonable rental.

The school is part of a Kāhui Ako and works closely with nearby schools in the area – Hanmer Springs, Rotherham and Amuri Area School.

For the remainder of 2019, the position will be non-teaching although it is expected that CRT time will be covered by the principal. In 2020, the principal will be required to teach up to 2 days a week depending on roll numbers. 

This is a fabulous opportunity to start principalship in a very supportive community.

How to apply

For an information pack and an application form, contact:

Neil Wilkinson, Consultant
(027) 232 4924

Vacancy reference #:1H9rKA

Listed 12:10 PM 18 February 2019
Closes 5pm 20 March 2019

Waiau School NZ

School details

Waiau School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 37

School number: 3566
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Physical address:
11 Montrose Street, Waiau

Postal Address:
11 Montrose Street, Waiau, 7332