Kowhai School Hawke's Bay

Assistant principal (2 positions)

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Assistant principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 12:12 pm 25 September 2019
Closes 5pm 01 November 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9zPM

Special school assistant principal 3MU.

Full-time, permanent with class-based days.

Commences 27 January 2020.

Kōwhai Special School is a leading specialist school that values students first, is dynamic, has a positive culture and strives for excellence. Due to retirement and restructure, we seek two highly skilled, inspiring, innovative and enthusiastic leaders to join our leadership team of two APs, one DP and principal.

We are looking for leaders who:

  • Work from an inclusive and collaborative model
  • Are current with special education pedagogy, forward-thinking and reflective
  • Value positive relationships, demonstrate integrity and have excellent communication skills – respond positively to challenges
  • Can support staff growth in Te Ao Māori and culturally responsive pedagogy – have a combination of proven strengths in assessment, data analysis, leading health and safety, staff induction and leading an engaging and inspiring school curriculum
  • Have a happy disposition, being a fun, caring and uplifting person to work with. A glass half full person!

A full criteria for appointment is available on request. We welcome interested applicants to visit our school.

How to apply

An application pack is available by emailing

Sarah Roil, Principal
(06) 878 3506

Vacancy reference #:1H9zPM

Listed 12:12 pm 25 September 2019
Closes 5pm 01 November 2019

School details

Kowhai School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 2
Roll: 109

School number: 2588
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Physical address:
407 Hastings St South, Akina, Hastings

Postal Address:
P O Box 585, Hastings, 4156