St John's College (Hastings) Hawke's Bay


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 10:06 AM 07 October 2019
Closes 5pm 04 November 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA09v

The board of trustees is looking to appoint a visionary leader who will embrace future educational challenges whilst celebrating the school’s special Catholic character and unique heritage.

This decile 4 college is a state integrated Catholic day school for boys Y9–13, established in the heart of Hawke’s Bay in 1941.
Today the college has a diverse multicultural roll of around 370 students with strong Māori and Pasifika representation. The college provides high-quality education for young men grounded in the Gospel values within the Catholic/Marist traditions and is justly proud of its high levels of special character, academic achievement, impressive sports success and excellence in arts and culture.

The new principal will:

  • Accept and recognise the responsibility to maintain and preserve the special character of the college
  • Bring strong professional faith leadership, a passion for boys’ single-sex education, well-developed interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach towards staff management and a genuine commitment to maintain and increase special character, academic, cultural and sporting excellence within the school
  • Be an inquisitive educational leader with a deep understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum who is visible, innovative and approachable. You will be an inspirational speaker and role model for the boys and will raise the profile of the college and build robust relationships with the schools in the Catholic network, parishes of Hastings and Napier, the Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North, Ministry of Education and other key stakeholders.

A willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

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Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply

Contact Kris at BlackCat Education for an application pack For confidential enquiries please contact:

Jacqui Matthews-Harris, Director, BlackCat Education
(027) 520 0201

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA09v

Listed 10:06 AM 07 October 2019
Closes 5pm 04 November 2019

St John's College (Hastings) NZ

School details

St John's College (Hastings)

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Male
Decile: 4
Roll: 385

School number: 226
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Physical address:
410 Jervois Street, Hastings

Postal Address:
P O Box 14008, Mayfair, Hastings, 4159