Te Kāpehu Whetū (Tuakana) Northland

Principal - Pouhere

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 10:15 AM 23 March 2020
Closes 5pm 24 April 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA6pF

U4. Seeking an inspirational academic and operational leader to take us forward as a newly established, designated character kura from term 2.

Our school started as a level 2 bilingual partnership school in 2014 and has experienced strong growth and exceptional academic achievement after only 5 years of operation. We are charting a new educational direction in pursuit of collective excellence and high personal achievement. Our mission, to unlock the potential of our rangatahi while honouring the deeds of our tupuna. 

The designated character of our school reflects a kura committed to te reo me ona tikanga o Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu with adherence to te Tiriti O Waitangi and the rights accorded us, with particular reference to Article 3 which grants us the rights of citizenship which were affirmed by the men of the 28 Māori Battalion who paid the ultimate price of citizenship. 

This serves as the korowai for the kura cementing our unique educational approach of providing a tikanga Māori-based programme of learning that includes and supports ākonga to achieve their aspirations within the kura and beyond.

Our pou:

Kia Māori – an education and an environment that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – encouraging innovation, enquiry and the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – the development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

'Tū ki te marae...Tū ki te ao'

Seeking a dynamic leader who provides:

  • A demonstrated commitment to te reo Māori and our designated character
  • Distributed leadership 
  • A pastoral care system within a Māori framework
  • Commitment to student-centred, evidence-based decision making
  • Outstanding relationship management across a broad range of stakeholders
  • An innovative curriculum and e-learning environment for 21st century learners
  • Ability to inspire and challenge stakeholders to deliver the board's strategic vision.

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to the chairperson via:

Kaye Taylor, Education Services Manager
Box 6020, Otaika, Whangarei 0140
(09) 438 4228

Download our application form
Application Form TKW Tuakana Pouhere v3

Download our job description
JD Pouhere Tuakana September 2018 v4

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA6pF

Listed 10:15 AM 23 March 2020
Closes 5pm 24 April 2020

Te Kāpehu Whetū (Tuakana) NZ

School details

Te Kāpehu Whetū (Tuakana)

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 79

School number: 870
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Physical address:
171 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei

Postal Address:
185 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei, 110