Takitimu Primary School Southland


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 10:56 AM 16 September 2019
Closes 04 October 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9yjM

We are a highly successful school with approximately 85 students, Y1–8. Our school is set in the rural township of Nightcaps, in Western Southland, and has strong support from its community.

This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary educational leader to join our committed and collaborative team. The Takitimu board of trustees is looking to appoint a principal to start term 1, 2020 who has the following qualities: 

  • Visionary principal with experience in leading learning and change to improve student outcomes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that inspire and build strong relationships with learners, staff, board and community
  • An excellent and experienced curriculum practitioner who can lead teacher learning and professional development to ensure high-quality teaching and learning that improve student outcomes
  • Ability to lead a team collaboratively and build a positive school culture, embracing diversity and modelling the school values
  • A leader who ensures an inclusive and supportive environment that is conducive to student learning and wellbeing
  • Ability to engage effectively with whānau; embracing our multicultural school community and bicultural heritage; fostering te reo Māori and Tikanga 
  • Ability to manage conflict and solve problems effectively and calmly
  • Ability to manage resources effectively and efficiently to improve student outcomes
  • Innovative leader who is future-focused and promotes digital literacy
  • Proven ability to improve the student outcomes of priority learners (Māori, Pasifika, special needs and gifted learners).

Any enquiries or to arrange a school visit contact Pieter.

How to apply

Please download the information pack and application form.

Pieter van Miltenburg, BOT Chairperson
(027) 481 7880

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Vacancy reference #:1H9yjM

Listed 10:56 AM 16 September 2019
Closes 04 October 2019

Takitimu Primary School NZ

School details

Takitimu Primary School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 73

School number: 398
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Physical address:
15 Evan Street, Nightcaps

Postal Address:
15 Evan Street, Nightcaps, 9630