Porangahau School Hawke's Bay

Teaching principal

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 10:08 AM 20 December 2019
Closes 3pm 17 January 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA4DR

Situated in the beautiful coastal location and outdoor mecca of Pōrangahau, our school (established in 1867) offers an experienced leader the opportunity to lead our school and passionate staff into the future. 

Our current principal, who leaves to take on an exciting new role within MOE, has been instrumental in our roll growth overseeing the school grow from 28 to 72 during her 3 year tenure.  

Our staffing for 2020 allows for 4 FTE teachers. Ancillary staff include: cleaner, caretaker, office manager and teaching assistants. Currently, we have 3 modern classrooms. We are working with the Ministry to receive our 4th classroom.  

This is a unique opportunity for someone who is experienced in leadership to put together a dynamic new team and lead our school into 2020. 

Our new principal will embrace our strong school culture and display the following qualities:

  • Further develop our culturally responsive curriculum
  • Lead staff to continual development of effective teaching at our school
  • Support teaching and learning through informed implementation of digital technology
  • Continue to support the improvement in student achievement
  • Continue to support teachers through the development of a strong appraisal programme
  • Has experience in PB4L (or similar programme)
  • Able to build strong relationships both within the school and local community.

We are a supportive community represented by a vibrant and passionate Board. Our community stands proud and has helped the school to achieve recent upgrades to our school pool, adventure playground, shade sails and teaching assistants. 

The mecca of Pōrangahau includes: strong local Māoritanga, an arts club – painting, fibre, upholstery, flora and fauna and more, and various sports and recreational activities – bowls, golf, tennis, netball, rugby, hunting, dog trials, kayaking, hiking and fishing.  

Options for accommodation are available.

How to apply

Please email your application and CV to:

Orlando MacDonald, BOT Chair
58 Keppel St, Porangahau, Central Hawke's Bay 4291
(027) 603 5222

Download our application form
Porangahau School Application Form

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA4DR

Listed 10:08 AM 20 December 2019
Closes 3pm 17 January 2020

Porangahau School NZ

School details

Porangahau School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 2
Roll: 74

School number: 730
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Physical address:
58 Keppel Street, Porangahau

Postal Address:
58 Keppel Street RD 1, Porangahau, 4291