Parua Bay School Northland

Principal U5

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 10:21 am 17 April 2019
Closes 4pm 13 May 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9tLe

Situated next to the sea near the picturesque Whangarei heads, 20 minutes east of Whangarei, the school is a highly successful decile 9 school with a roll of approximately 330 students, U5, Y1–8. We have fantastic beaches, dramatic mountains, wonderful walking tracks and bountiful fishing right on our doorstep.

We are very excited to be starting a major construction project in the next couple of months including 8 modern learning environments, a new administration centre, staff room and library over two stories. Once this is complete our new carpark and drop off area will start. Our school has excellent support from its community. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking and visionary education leader to join our committed and collaborative team.

The Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a principal to start in term 4 of this year who:

  • Has exceptional interpersonal skills. They are approachable, open and connect positively with and consult staff and community
  • Has a successful track record improving student agency and wellbeing
  • Has a deep respect of te reo and tikanga Māori
  • Can enhance curriculum design through a bicultural lens
  • Can deepen our evaluation of achievement (and other) information and use it to lead improvements in practice and outcomes
  • Has had proven success growing high quality staff, and community engagement
  • Has experience in managing collaborative teaching practice
  • Has a sound understanding of up-to-date pedagogy
  • Ideally, has had experience of school construction projects of a reasonable size.

How to apply

Please see attached application pack and application form. For further information, please contact:

Delwyn Hewson, Recruitment Secretary
1396 Whangarei Heads Rd, RD4, Whangarei 0174
(09) 436 5814 or (021) 123 9077

Download our application pack

Download our application form

Vacancy reference #:1H9tLe

Listed 10:21 am 17 April 2019
Closes 4pm 13 May 2019

School details

Parua Bay School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 318

School number: 1080
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Physical address:
1396 Whangarei Heads Road, Parua Bay, Whangarei

Postal Address:
1396 Whangarei Heads Road RD 4, Whangarei, 0174