Gracefield School Wellington


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 10:28 AM 02 October 2019
Closes 3pm 01 November 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9zw0

We are a city school located at the foot of the Wainuiomata hill in Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt. We are a decile 5 contributing school, teaching tamariki from Y1–6. The school opened in 1939 with just 2 classrooms. Today we have 10 classrooms and a stable roll of approximately 240 students. 

Our vision is to provide a safe, positive and stimulating environment where students will learn skills that enable them to achieve their potential. We have developed a curriculum that is flexible, inclusive and responsive to a diverse group of learners. We are proud of our purposeful environment, which promotes students’ wellbeing, sense of identity, belonging, and engagement in their learning. At our school, relationships among students, and with teachers, are positive and respectful. Students participate in a supportive, schoolwide learning environment and each student’s holistic wellbeing is a priority. 

We are looking for a principal who has the following attributes: 

  • Is friendly, approachable and shows a willingness and desire to engage with staff, students and the school community
  • Puts our children at the heart of what they do
  • Understands the importance of and champions the school's vision, values and behaviours
  • Is committed to building an agile and resilient school that considers the wellbeing of their staff and students as paramount
  • Has energy, drive and is ambitious for the school
  • Is forward-thinking, visionary, understands the big picture and is a change enabler
  • Isn’t shy from dealing with the hard problems in a firm but fair way
  • Understands the importance of delegation and shares management and leadership responsibilities. 

In the words of our children: A principal that is a nice, funny, kind, caring and cool person who looks after the teachers, children and the school.

How to apply

Applications should be forwarded with the subject: Principal application to:

Jacinta Hawken, Board of Trustees Chairperson
20a Bell Rd, Gracefield, Lower Hutt 5010
(021) 429 529

Download our application form
Principal Gracefield School Job description.docx

Download our application form
2019 Gracefield School Principal Application Pack

Vacancy reference #:1H9zw0

Listed 10:28 AM 02 October 2019
Closes 3pm 01 November 2019

Gracefield School NZ

School details

Gracefield School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 226

School number: 2848
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Physical address:
Bell Road, Gracefield, Lower Hutt

Postal Address:
Bell Road, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt, 5010