St Gerard's School (Alexandra) Otago

Principal / tumuaki

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 9:34 am 16 August 2019
Closes 5pm 20 September 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9wyv

Our school, in the heart of Central Otago, invites applications for a leader to join us and share in our vision to Love, Learn and grow.

Our board is seeking to appoint a professional Catholic leader and effective communicator, able to engage and inspire staff, students and the wider school community. As an experienced and passionate educator, with knowledge of the NZ Curriculum and the ability to lead development of our local curriculum, you will be committed to the continued growth of education excellence at our school. 

You will provide:

  • A collaborative leadership approach which builds positive and enduring relationships
  • Clear expectations that deliver inclusive classroom programmes, effectively monitored and reported so that all children can progress and achieve
  • Knowledge of school administration and management processes, including specific requirements of finance and property management of Catholic integrated schools
  • A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment. The successful applicant has a responsibility to maintain and preserve the special character of the school
  • Confident and knowledgeable leadership in restorative practice
  • A committed and innovative approach to broaden the scope of current reporting against wider valued outcomes for all students. 

About our school:

  • We are a close-knit, passionate and enthusiastic community ready to learn and grow
  • We are a Catholic integrated school Y1–8
  • We value the Mercy heritage of our school and the legacy of our founding order, the Sisters of Mercy, and as a parish school, are part of the St John the Baptist parish.

We are seeking an energetic, approachable and strategic leader ready to take the next step in their career combined with a fantastic lifestyle in Central Otago. Together, we will build on our vision and begin the journey of taking our school to the next level.

Position commences term 1, 2020 or by arrangement.

How to apply

More information and a complete application pack is available on request from the board's designated candidate liaison:

Nathan McLean, Board Trustee
(021) 560 166

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9wyv

Listed 9:34 am 16 August 2019
Closes 5pm 20 September 2019

School details

St Gerard's School (Alexandra)

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 146

School number: 3823
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Physical address:
2 Station Street, Alexandra

Postal Address:
P O Box 196, Alexandra, 9340