Wilson School Auckland

Principal U5

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 8:50 am 06 December 2019
Closes 5pm 24 February 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA3gX

Our school is recognised as being a centre of excellence for special needs students aged between 5 and 21 years. It is a thriving coeducational decile 9 state school with over 100 students.

The principal’s salary band is classified as U5 plus allowances (leadership, career stage, staff fund and special school).

The base school is located within the grounds of the Wilson Home Trust near Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore with satellite classes in 5 local schools. It offers a purpose-built, world-class learning environment with a staff of dedicated specialists who cater for the individual learning needs of each student. The school's focus is to continue to improve achievement by embracing latest special needs teaching practice, innovation and technology.

Our very special school needs a very special principal:

  • Warm, engaging, empathetic educational leader with a genuine passion for ensuring all students achieve their full potential and a personal interest in special education
  • Practical experience in managing a school particularly in areas including team leadership, funding and finance, property, marketing and community engagement
  • Colleagues would describe you as approachable, collaborative, an inspiration to work with, honest, transparent, ICT savvy, visionary and a naturally enthusiastic and inspiring role model with a sense of humour.

PLEASE NOTE: previous special education experience is not essential.

How to apply

For an application pack please contact or for confidential enquiries please contact

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

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA3gX

Listed 8:50 am 06 December 2019
Closes 5pm 24 February 2020

School details

Wilson School

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 114

School number: 1574
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Physical address:
1A St Leonards Road, Hauraki, Auckland

Postal Address:
P O Box 331632, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740