Matapu School Taranaki


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 10:50 AM 11 June 2019
Closes 4pm 16 July 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9uzh

Full primary, U3.

Are you ready to engage and be engaged in your next leadership role?

Are you a lifelong learner?

Do you have the skills to make connections and empower others to explore different ideas?

If this sounds like you, then come and create the future with us at our school. 

Due to the promotion of our highly respected current principal, our learners and school community are seeking applications from experienced school leaders who are:

  • Genuine, approachable and able to build meaningful connections
  • Confident and effective communicators with exceptional listening skills
  • Collaborative and empower others
  • Community-focused and will maintain our positive partnerships with local community groups
  • Committed to providing authentic learning experiences and have an interest and willingness to continue our enviro school journey
  • Innovative in their approach to education and open to learning. Experience in learner agency, STEM and investigative learning is desirable
  • Active in seeking and utilising learner voice. 

We can offer you a rural, full primary school of approximately 120 learners located just outside of Hawera, South Taranaki. We have a strong sense of community, family values and pride ourselves on high-quality, student-centred learning programmes which focus on encouraging problem solving, creativity, imagination, curious minds, continuous improvement and enjoyment of learning.  

You would be joining a dedicated, learner-focused team and have the support of a committed board of trustees.

Life Long Learning

Contact Kurt with any questions or to arrange your school visit.

How to apply

To access your application documents, to hear what some of our learners have to say and for further information, please visit

Kurt Parry, BOT Chair
(027) 629 1472

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9uzh

Listed 10:50 AM 11 June 2019
Closes 4pm 16 July 2019

Matapu School NZ

School details

Matapu School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 155

School number: 2098
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Physical address:
495 Hastings Road, Hawera

Postal Address:
495 Hastings Road RD 15, Hawera, 4675