Mountainview High School Canterbury


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 9:34 AM 04 February 2020
Closes 5pm 06 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA56G

Our principal has recently been appointed to take up the position of principal at Bayfield High School in Dunedin and we are now looking for an inspirational leader to take our school into the 2020s.

We are the largest state coeducational school in Timaru with a roll of 470. Timaru is a port city with a population of 43,000 situated on the east coast of South Canterbury – Caroline Bay is seen as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the city. The region is based in a rural community that is currently enjoying strong economic growth. It is a wonderful place to raise a family without the hassles of traffic and hordes of people and with the lakes and mountains of the Mackenzie Country nearby, is a great place to work and live in.

The school employs 36 FTTE staff and has a total staff of 80. We also host international students with 12 on the 2020 roll currently.

The students, staff and parents have advised us they want a principal who is:

  • Able to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences
  • Able to lead the school in a collaborative, respectful and supportive manner that enables each and every student/staff member to reach their potential
  • Inclusive and culturally aware
  • Able to prepare each unique student for their own unique future.

Through a junior curriculum based on choice, the school has recently adopted a modular approach to cover core and option subjects through combined Y9–10. With a traditional approach to the senior school, and a wide selection of subjects, all students enjoy the opportunity to enhance their learning through excellent teaching support, great resources, and a motivating and energising physical learning environment.

How to apply

For an information package and application form contact:

Neil Wilkinson
(027) 232 4924

Vacancy reference #:1HA56G

Listed 9:34 AM 04 February 2020
Closes 5pm 06 March 2020

Mountainview High School NZ

School details

Mountainview High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 476

School number: 359
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Physical address:
Pages Road, Timaru

Postal Address:
Private Bag 907, Timaru, 7940