Matata School Bay of Plenty

Principal U2

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 9:46 am 18 October 2019
Closes 4pm 08 November 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA0fT


The Board of Trustees at our full primary school has an exciting opportunity for a vibrant, passionate, and innovative educational leader:

We are a small country school located in the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty, walking distance from the local beach, and also close to lakes and rivers that the region is renowned for. There is a 3 bedroom school house available with the position.

The BOT are after someone who is an excellent communicator and is able to join our waka and embrace our Kōtahi values.

Feel free to come and visit our school.

Key appointment criteria:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with all staff, parents, students and community; a leader who is visible, hands-on and involved
  • Be a positive, future-focused and confident role model, who embraces our strategic plan and Kōtahi values
  • Culturally responsive, approachable, inclusive, empathetic and caring
  • Can work in partnership with the Board of Trustees
  • You will be skilled in pedagogical leadership, motivating others, and having good systems in place
  • Proven ability to be a leader of learning to enhance student achievement and inspire and support staff.

How to apply

Request and complete an application pack by contacting the school; ph (07) 322 2004 or email For further information contact:

Anita Kjeldsen, Board of Trustees Chairperson
43 Pollen St, Matata, RD4, Whakatane 3194
(021) 862 873

Vacancy reference #:1HA0fT

Listed 9:46 am 18 October 2019
Closes 4pm 08 November 2019

School details

Matata School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 78

School number: 1818
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Physical address:
43 Pollen Street, Matata

Postal Address:
43 Pollen Street RD 4, Whakatane, 3194