St Joseph's School (Opunake) Taranaki

Principal U2

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 9:21 AM 18 February 2020
Closes 5pm 13 March 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA5XN

We are a Catholic, integrated school for Y1–8, located in the rural, coastal township of Opunake. Come and join us as our new principal and continue to lead our school on its learning and faith journey. 

We welcome applications from a strong, Catholic leader who

  • Puts faith first, and is willing to take an active role in our parish
  • Cares about supporting children and their family/whānau to be the best version of who God created them to be 
  • Is relationship driven, with a strong sense of justice, treats others fairly, is genuine, approachable, welcoming and willing to listen
  • Is passionate about identifying and developing the skills and leadership potential in the  teaching and ancillary staff
  • Is focused relentlessly on improving teaching and learning and is a forward-thinking curriculum leader
  • Is an excellent communicator who is proactive, transparent and honest, values collaboration and is responsive to the needs and ideas of the students, staff and wider school community
  • Is a person of integrity, who is able to deal with conflict and student discipline matters swiftly and consistently and in a restorative and professional way, ensuring the human dignity of all who are involved remains at the forefront and both sides are listened to
  • Is charismatic, creative and an inspiring leader of curriculum and learning with high levels of energy and enthusiasm, especially in the areas of special character, sports, the arts, culture and technology
  • Is a community builder focused on attracting new family/whānau to our school to increase our school roll
  • Has a future-focused vision for our wonderful Catholic school.

A willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

Term 3 start.

How to apply

Requests for an application pack or further information can be made through:

Claire Bourke, Board Chair
(027) 251 1770

Vacancy reference #:1HA5XN

Listed 9:21 AM 18 February 2020
Closes 5pm 13 March 2020

St Joseph's School (Opunake) NZ

School details

St Joseph's School (Opunake)

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 77

School number: 2237
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Physical address:
Allison Street, Opunake

Postal Address:
P O Box 23, Opunake, 4645