Windy Ridge School Auckland

Principal U5

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 9:59 AM 11 February 2020
Closes 5pm 02 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA5L1

Seeking a future-focused leader, as our principal has won a position as a Māori engagement advisor.

We have been on a 10-year journey to discover what children need to become happy, kind and contributing members of society. After struggling with traditional education, which conflicts with accepted understandings of child development and brain science, we are committed to designing education around the learner. We believe that quality relationships are central to human development, and that before academic learning can be successful, the learner must have a sense of emotional regulation, social confidence and self-management.

We have 4 teams, all with composite classes grouped by age, working collaboratively to better meet the needs of students and use the strengths of staff. A 2-story multiclass block will be built in late 2020, enhancing our innovative learning environment, with the design of this building still to be agreed on – an exciting opportunity for the right person.

We are a PB4L school, and the 4 values (respect, kindness, integrity and resilience) are central to how we build relationships in the school. We believe in whanaungatanga and demonstrate restorative practices when dealing with issues or conflict. We have a strong commitment to Te Ao Māori and weaves a number of values and tikanga into our everyday lives.

Applicants must be interested in and supportive of teaching and learning in an ILE environment and learning through play at all levels; be committed to genuine student voice; passionate about biculturalism and Te Ao Māori; and be focused on evidence-based practice.

The new principal will enjoy working with a very supportive Board, a dedicated staff, delightful young people and a community that values education.

Interview day: Saturday 4 April. Starting date, term 2 negotiable.

For a chat call Linda Munkowits: ph (021) 409 381 or to visit call Suzanne Boyce: ph (09) 444 3105.

How to apply

For an application form email:

Ngaire Jermaine, KEA Education
(021) 119 3309

Vacancy reference #:1HA5L1

Listed 9:59 AM 11 February 2020
Closes 5pm 02 March 2020

Windy Ridge School NZ

School details

Windy Ridge School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 7
Roll: 256

School number: 1575
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Physical address:
Valley View Road, Glenfield, Auckland

Postal Address:
54 Seaview Road, Glenfield, Auckland, 629