Whakatane High School Bay of Plenty


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 10:30 AM 26 July 2019
Closes 5pm 13 September 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9wGF

Our school is situated in the heart of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. We are a thriving school with a strong culture of creating a sense of family/whānau for our students.

Half of our students are Māori and there is a strong connection to Māori culture throughout our school which is important to us.

We are looking for a proven leader who can enhance the positives of our school and who can lead and engage the school community in meeting today’s education challenges.

Our new principal will need to be someone who:

  • Is enthusiastic, motivated and open to new opportunities for the school
  • Has high expectations for students and a love for teaching and learning
  • Will foster a caring and inclusive environment at school
  • Will ensure a commitment to biculturalism
  • Will embed and live the school’s core values of achievement (whainga), respect (mana) and responsibility (kawenga)
  • Has excellent financial and business acumen and a growing knowledge of digital technologies and future-focus learning

We are a restorative school and the maintenance of positive relationships with students, staff and our community is essential.


How to apply

Please send covering letter, CV (including 3 referees) and direct enquiries to:

Anne Nillesen, Principal's PA
PB 1021, Whakatane 3158
(07) 308 8251

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9wGF

Listed 10:30 AM 26 July 2019
Closes 5pm 13 September 2019

Whakatane High School NZ

School details

Whakatane High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 1082

School number: 144
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Physical address:
56 Goulstone Road, Whakatane

Postal Address:
Private Bag 1021, Whakatane, 3158