Northern Southland College Southland


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 9:12 am 05 December 2019
Closes 1pm 05 February 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA3be

We are looking for an inspirational and innovative leader to become our next principal.

We are a decile 7, coeducational Y7–13 college with a growing roll of 200, located in Lumsden, the gateway to Queenstown and Fiordland.

We are an innovative college leading the way in curriculum delivery and academic performance. We are very proud of our EOTC programme and our high student participation in sporting, cultural and co-curricular activities.

Our new principal will be able to demonstrate:

  • Effective communication and relationship building, with student wellbeing and progress always the focus
  • A commitment to excellence in student achievement and engagement
  • Proven leadership, which fosters and supports the professional growth of teachers
  • Strong administration and financial expertise.

The person we seek will have:

  • A clear vision of what is required to enable a small rural college to thrive
  • A genuine empathy for, and a willingness to engage with our rural communities
  • Appropriate academic qualifications, managerial experience and background in secondary education leadership.

This position is expected to commence at the beginning of term 2, 2020.

HPPA and removal expenses (subject to CA eligibility).   

Principal house available.

How to apply

Please email for an application pack (available Monday 9 December):

Maree Smith, Executive Officer
(027) 498 0236

Vacancy reference #:1HA3be

Listed 9:12 am 05 December 2019
Closes 1pm 05 February 2020

School details

Northern Southland College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 7
Roll: 213

School number: 395
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Physical address:
Maria Street, Lumsden

Postal Address:
P O Box 17, Lumsden, 9742