Taihape Area School Manawatu/Whanganui

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 9:46 AM 05 February 2020
Closes 4pm 05 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA5Af

Education at altitude with attitude.

Our principal of 10 years is retiring so we are seeking an innovative and future-focused leader with current leadership and management experience to step into this role. As an area school we present a unique challenge educating Y1–13, consequently we need a leader who can relate to students, parents and teachers at all levels. In addition, we have a major rebuild on the horizon, so relevant experience will be considered a bonus.

Our school prides itself on including our community and using the wonderful environment around us to enhance the educational opportunities for our students. We have a strong outdoor education programme and a school farm. Our finances are in credit, academic achievement is solid, excellent ERO reports and we intend to do better. Our school roll has lifted 12% in the last year and is 60% Māori. The school values of Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Whanaungatanga and Wairuatanga are a constant focus and we are a PB4L school.

Taihape is a great little town surrounded by beautiful rivers, ranges, forests and mountains. The school catchment is 260,000 hectares of high country.

The principal's house has magnificent views north to the volcanic plateau and is a 4 minute drive from the school. Centrally located we are about 2 hours from Taupo, Whanganui, Palmerston North and Hastings.

If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application. Tentative start date, beginning of term 3.

How to apply

Please email your CV and direct enquiries to:

Andy Law, BOT Chair
Box 292, Taihape
(06) 388 1414

Vacancy reference #:1HA5Af

Listed 9:46 AM 05 February 2020
Closes 4pm 05 March 2020

Taihape Area School NZ

School details

Taihape Area School

Type: Composite
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 287

School number: 549
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Physical address:
26 Huia Street, Taihape

Postal Address:
P O Box 292, Taihape, 4742