Tawhiti School Taranaki

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 9:25 AM 08 July 2019
Closes 4pm 22 August 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9vnQ

Y1–6 school located in South Taranaki – Alive with opportunity and here is yours.  

Due to the retirement of our highly respected current principal, a unique opportunity for our learners, staff and school community now presents itself. 

Balance lifestyle and career in a region rich in culture, recreation, the arts and with the mountain and sea at your doorstep. No traffic jams or costly parking, enjoy the comfort of small town connections, affordable living, with the benefits of big city attractions less than an hour away. 

The school will offer you:

  • Diverse and talented learners
  • A committed, dedicated team 
  • An established and supportive Board of Trustees
  • A positive school culture that lives and breathes the Tawhiti Way
  • The opportunity to lead in a well-performing, progressive environment. 

We are seeking applications from experienced school leaders who:

  • Are committed to equity and excellence
  • Have experience in leading curriculum and developing staff in an environment that values: personalised learning, a rich, broad curriculum and experiences outside the classroom
  • Will sustain the Tawhiti Way while being highly reflective, future-focused and open to new ideas
  • Are friendly, approachable, empathetic, able to build positive connections and work in partnership
  • Show an understanding of cultural competency
  • Are committed to supporting hauora/wellbeing
  • Draws on the strengths and talents of others
  • Have skills in coaching and mentoring
  • Are an exceptional communicator
  • Have an A1 attitude towards self, others and the environment.

A caring place for lifelong learning that fosters 21st century learners

Kia Maru! – te kaupapa Kia Tupu! – te mātauranga Kia Mohio! – te tamariki

To create confident, connected, self directed learners who are communicators, team players, self managers and thinkers.

How to apply

To access your application documents, to hear what some of our learners, staff and whānau have to say and for further information, please visit our website. If you have any questions or would like to organise a visit contact

Emma Hilford, BOT Secretary
(06) 278 7117

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9vnQ

Listed 9:25 AM 08 July 2019
Closes 4pm 22 August 2019

Tawhiti School NZ

School details

Tawhiti School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 308

School number: 2248
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Physical address:
Galt Street, Hawera

Postal Address:
16 Galt Street, Hawera, 4610