Tauhara College Waikato


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 11:20 AM 24 February 2020
Closes 3pm 17 April 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA5o_

The college community is seeking a new principal to lead us on the next part of our educational journey. We are looking for an experienced leader with excellent interpersonal skills, innovative educational pedagogy and effective leadership practices.

We are a medium sized co-ed school of around 650 students. Situated in the beautiful township of Taupo, serving a wide community base that extends throughout the region. Boasting a supportive board, stable staff and positive community spirit, our college is an attractive option for an experienced or aspiring principal. Could this be you?

Taupo is ideally situated for those with family spread throughout the North Island, and is the perfect home for those with a growing family – excellent schools, opportunities and leisure pursuits abound.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be an NZ registered teacher with experience in managing and leading change
  • Show a commitment to genuinely student-centred, culturally responsive practice
  • Have implemented effective, innovative educational leadership practices
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Te reo Māori
  • Assist in creating a learner-centred curriculum that excites and engages learners
  • Be inspirational, dynamic and able to maintain strong collaborative relationships.

Opportunities for our new principal, as part of a proactive board and community include:

  • Reviewing and developing a learner-centred curriculum that engages learners
  • Contributing to a significant property rebuild project
  • Leading in raising student achievement, especially for our Māori learners
  • Stimulating broader parent and whānau engagement
  • Working collaboratively with the other college in Taupo to benefit the wider school community.

If this sounds like you, then we look forward to your application. Commencement date will be term 3, or by negotiation.

How to apply

An application pack is available from our appointments consultant:

Graeme McFadyen
(022) 163 2892

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA5o_

Listed 11:20 AM 24 February 2020
Closes 3pm 17 April 2020

Tauhara College NZ

School details

Tauhara College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 673

School number: 166
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Physical address:
101 Invergarry Road, Taupo

Postal Address:
P O Box 945, Taupo, 3351