Wairarapa College Wellington


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 9:48 am 20 November 2019
Closes 5pm 06 January 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA2oC

We are a co-ed U9 secondary school in Masterton approaching our 100th anniversary. It draws from urban, farming, mountain and coastal communities across the Wairarapa. With over 1,000 students it is the largest secondary school in the region.

The Wairarapa region is renowned for its natural landscapes, sporting culture, wine and food production and the arts, with a fast-emerging tech culture. Masterton is centrally located with both Wellington and Palmerston North about 75 minutes' drive away.

Our college community is actively proud of its century-long traditions yet is also committed to preparing students for the future. Recent consultations with our community have shown that we need and want a leader with:

  • A commitment to genuinely student-centred culturally responsive practice
  • A commitment to te ao Māori
  • Knowledge and experience of emerging pedagogies
  • Innovative thinking in curriculum development
  • Experience in change management.

This is an exciting time to join our school. The college has had a recent period of extremely positive transformation. Major property redevelopment is in progress, a local kahui ako has recently formed, and NCEA achievement is increasing. Our board is forward-thinking, student-centred and will provide strong support for the school leader.

For further information about our school please visit our website.


How to apply

For an application pack or to discuss the position please contact:

Helena Barwick
(06) 370 0400

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA2oC

Listed 9:48 am 20 November 2019
Closes 5pm 06 January 2020

School details

Wairarapa College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 1098

School number: 241
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Physical address:
83 Pownall Street, Masterton

Postal Address:
P O Box 463, Masterton, 5840