Sommerville School Auckland


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 10:10 am 06 May 2019
Closes 20 May 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9tjf

Here is that new, unique school leadership opportunity you have been waiting for. You'll be a leader of leaders in this large and growing school that is focused on learning for students with special educational needs. This is an exciting time to take the helm as the current principal retires after more than 2 decades in the position, leaving the school in a very good position.

If you’ve had previous success as a proactive and collaborative leader, have outstanding people skills, can build successful stakeholder partnerships, place learners in the centre of all decision making and continually strive for continued improvement, then keep reading!

Our school in Auckland is the largest special school in New Zealand with 40 classrooms over 13 sites, including 11 in host schools and 2 more in development along with a rebuild project on the main campus site.

This is not a job for the faint-hearted. You will enjoy a challenge and see this as an opportunity to build on an existing skill set of successfully managing large projects in a school setting.

This principal role is suitable for leaders with either special education or mainstream leadership experience. The critical factors for this role are that you keep better outcomes for your learners and their families central, while growing and developing great teachers and leaders.

Start date 14 October or earlier by negotiation. 

How to apply

Request an application and information pack by emailing the Candidate Care Team and to schedule a confidential chat with Kristina Appleby about this role please email

Candidate Care Team
(04) 387 9988

Vacancy reference #:1H9tjf

Listed 10:10 am 06 May 2019
Closes 20 May 2019

School details

Sommerville School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 312

School number: 1484
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Physical address:
7 A Benghazi Road, Panmure, Auckland

Postal Address:
7A Benghazi Road, Panmure, Auckland, 1072