Columba College Otago

Assistant principal

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Assistant principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
4MU + 1MMA

Listed 9:46 AM 12 June 2019
Closes 5pm 17 June 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9v4W

Our college is recognised as a high-performing school of special character, providing an outstanding education for girls in the senior school and for both boys and girls in the junior school. With a vibrant boarding community, the college has a long tradition of supporting students to seek excellence across all dimensions, within a positive community, enhanced by inclusive Presbyterian values.

The college is looking to appoint an assistant principal to provide highly effective and innovative leadership and to meld rich traditions with programmes which ensure students’ academic, emotional and social readiness for a complex world. The assistant principal will work with the senior leadership team to assist in delivering strong strategic direction, and innovative teaching and learning programmes, focused on fostering enterprise and excellence.

The successful applicant must be recognised as a highly successful curriculum leader or pastoral leader and manager of successful teams from within their current position. They will have experience in leading evaluation, innovation and development in these key areas at a senior level and understand the importance of schoolwide processes and policies. Sound knowledge of and experience in leading curriculum change, quality assessment for learning and reporting of achievement and progress is essential. Demonstrated strength in strategic and reflective thinking, actualising a vision, and building collaborative relationships with staff, students and the community is sought. Applicants should be willing to embrace the special character of our college and to contribute to our co-curricular programme.

Please state subject strengths in your letter of application and indicate whether the role of pastoral leader or curriculum leader is where you see your strengths residing. 

Commencement date from term 4.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to complete the attached application form and supply a current CV with covering letter. To obtain the information package please email:

Liz Gold, Executive Assistant to Principal
(03) 467 5188

Download our application form
Application Form Columba v2

Vacancy reference #:1H9v4W

Listed 9:46 AM 12 June 2019
Closes 5pm 17 June 2019

Columba College NZ

School details

Columba College

Type: Composite
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Female
Decile: 10
Roll: 593

School number: 386
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Physical address:
399 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin

Postal Address:
Private Bag 1911, Dunedin, 9054