Kaikoura Suburban School Canterbury

Principal U2

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 9:55 AM 05 March 2019
Closes 5pm 28 April 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9rqS

We have a wonderful school of students who are looking for an amazing principal to inspire their learning and development. Our tamariki would respond well to an enthusiastic, engaging principal who has excellent knowledge of the curriculum, has a passion for seeing children succeed and raising their achievements, is able to build positive relationships and works hard to make dreams a reality.

Our school is a Y1–6 community-based school in a picturesque rural environment, 7km northwest of Kaikōura. We are very fortunate to live where the mountains meet the sea and have a raft of outdoor pursuits accessible year-round to inspire opportunities for the tamariki to explore and ‘commit to climbing the mountain of learning for life’. The new principal will also be attracted and inspired by the opportunities that our natural environment and community present to connect, broaden and deepen the tamariki's learning.

A key focus of teaching at school is ‘inquiry learning’, which we call L4L (Learning for Life). Our school values of Fun, Organised, Respect, Communication and Excellence are well-integrated and encouraged throughout our school. Parents are openly appreciative of the school’s unique inquiry learning style and values-based culture.

The principal will need strong pedagogical and curriculum content knowledge that is future-focused, and be a strategic thinker who is creative, reflective and community focused. Exceptional interpersonal skills, highly effective management skills and a commitment to working as a team are essential.

The school is part of a Kāhui Ako and works closely with other Kaikōura schools.

A 3-bedroom house located next to the school is available for our principal to rent.  

If this sounds like you, we warmly invite your application.

How to apply

To request an application pack, please email:

Michelle Ormsby, School Administrator
(03) 319 5064

Vacancy reference #:1H9rqS

Listed 9:55 AM 05 March 2019
Closes 5pm 28 April 2019

Kaikoura Suburban School NZ

School details

Kaikoura Suburban School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 56

School number: 3392
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Physical address:
425 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura

Postal Address:
425 Schoolhouse Road RD 1, Kaikoura, 7371