Carterton School Wellington

Tumuaki / principal U4

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 9:22 AM 24 October 2019
Closes 15 November 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA16M

Are you an experienced leader able to help grow our school and build on our existing successes while focusing on schoolwide culture and educational improvement?
We are a Y1–8 full primary school which includes our Ākonga Māori whānau based class providing a Māori enrichment learning environment. We’re proud of our newly awarded Green-Gold Enviroschool status; strong kapa haka presence; bike track; and so much more.
We are seeking a dedicated and passionate tumuaki/principal to join our school. We have a supportive, collaborative and future-focused board of trustees, with high expectations that the successful candidate will build strong and supportive relationships with our students, staff and whānau.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be an empowering leader who can articulate an exciting vision for learning to all members of the school community
  • Have the ability to keep student achievement and wellbeing at the forefront of decision making
  • Have a strong knowledge of current pedagogy, curriculum and assessment
  • Have experience and skills in school strategy, finance, property and asset management
  • Have the ability to inspire and build strong relationships with children, staff and community
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

If you are committed to working collaboratively and can build effective relationships, we want you!

Come and see what the Carterton lifestyle and our school have to offer. Carterton is a growing and vibrant community, nestled in the beautiful Wairarapa region. With easy access to bush reserves, tramping tracks and a host of events throughout the area, it’s truly a beautiful piece of New Zealand to call home.
This position will commence term 1, 2020.

Email to arrange a school visit please.

How to apply

Application form and job description can be requested by emailing Please email your application and direct enquiries to:

Ange Wither Hutton, Board Chair
(022) 650 2786

Vacancy reference #:1HA16M

Listed 9:22 AM 24 October 2019
Closes 15 November 2019

Carterton School NZ

School details

Carterton School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 266

School number: 2820
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Physical address:
Holloway Street, Carterton

Postal Address:
P O Box 214, Carterton, 5743