St Mary's College (Ponsonby) Auckland

Principal. Tagged

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

Listed 8:44 am 18 April 2019
Closes 1pm 16 May 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9tNb

We are the oldest existing secondary school for girls in Auckland. Founded by a group of pioneering Sisters of Mercy who arrived from Ireland in 1850, our school has maintained its Catholic character and Mercy charism and is focused on nurturing 21st century women of Mercy to this day. 

The college is at its maximum roll of 1,000 students, with students from Y7–13. It is highly regarded. Student academic results are impressive and the school is recognised for its exceptional music programme, complemented by outstanding arts and sporting opportunities. This multicultural school provides a wide range of opportunities for students.

The current well-regarded principal is moving on to undertake a volunteer role abroad. The BOT is seeking to appoint a principal with the skills and attributes to continue to introduce innovation, be focused on the implications for the college of changes in current pedagogy and the future of work, to grow leadership skills in others, and to enhance engagement with our Mercy community.

The new principal needs to be committed to leading the Catholic special character and the Mercy charism of the college; will have an aspirational belief in the potential of young women and the staff who nurture them. They will have a commitment to biculturalism and an inclusive approach to cultural diversity. Experience in leading a senior team will be an advantage as will the ability to work collaboratively with the BOT.    

This is a tagged position and a willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

How to apply

If you are seeking a position in this well-established school set in a beautiful central Auckland setting, please request information from:

Janne Pender, Ahead Associates Limited
Ahead Associates, Box 109-210, Newmarket, Auckland 1149
(021) 343 504

Vacancy reference #:1H9tNb

Listed 8:44 am 18 April 2019
Closes 1pm 16 May 2019

School details

St Mary's College (Ponsonby)

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Female
Decile: 8
Roll: 1035

School number: 50
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Physical address:
11 New Street, Ponsonby, Auckland

Postal Address:
P O Box 47003, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1144