Timaru Boys' High School Canterbury


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 10:00 AM 05 August 2019
Closes 5pm 08 September 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9wY1

Re-advertised position.

With the appointment of our current rector to Kings High School in Dunedin, our school is looking for someone with a passion for boys' education to lead our school as the 12th rector in the 139 year history of our school.

We are situated on the east coast of the South Island in South Canterbury. We enjoy an enviable lifestyle here, free of long commutes and overcrowding. We have a thriving local economy, with strong links to our rural community. We are only a couple of hours' drive from Christchurch, Dunedin, the lakes and mountains – our central location is a real plus and offers many opportunities.

Our school has a roll of 650 students and is the largest high school in this region. The school has a hostel (Thomas House) with 125 boarders in 2019. We also have approximately 33 international students each year, made up of full-time and short-stay students. We employ 42.60 FTTE and have a total staff of 72.

The students, staff and parents have advised us they want a rector who is:

  • Personable and brings a commitment to educating boys as well-rounded men
  • Able to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences
  • Up-to-date in teaching and learning in Aoteoroa as we celebrate the past but prepare for the future
  • Able to bring out the best in all of the school community by listening, inspiring, motivating, encouraging and making decisions based on sound research and the opinions of all stakeholders.

Our school has a great reputation locally and nationally. It is our desire to provide all boys in the South Canterbury region and in fact beyond this, with an option for schooling that provides high-quality opportunities in academic, sporting and cultural life.

The position commences in January 2020.

How to apply

For an information package and application form contact:

Neil Wilkinson
(027) 232 4924

Vacancy reference #:1H9wY1

Listed 10:00 AM 05 August 2019
Closes 5pm 08 September 2019

Timaru Boys' High School NZ

School details

Timaru Boys' High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Male
Decile: 7
Roll: 594

School number: 360
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Physical address:
211 North Street, West End, Timaru

Postal Address:
Private Bag 903, Timaru, 7940