Westland High School West Coast

Deputy principals (2 positions)

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Deputy principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
6MU + 1SMA

Listed 1:35 PM 16 April 2020
Closes 5pm 06 May 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA75U

We are seeking two dynamic and motivated leaders to join our team. Do you love tramping, fishing, walking, hunting, cycling among the untamed natural wilderness of the West Coast, then this is the place for you.

The successful candidates will be flexible, adaptable and willing to take on and implement new ideas whilst retaining the values of the school. They will have high levels of empathy and foster aspirations for excellence in themselves and others. Position descriptions have some flexibility and may be altered to suit skills and experience.

They will be forward-focused about education and able to integrate traditional and innovative methodologies into curriculum design and delivery.

They will need to have an inclusive, supportive approach to learning needs and be an educational leader, who ensures that the school's systems and processes are of high quality, that they are aligned with the school vision, and are responsive to the identified needs of learners.

As a deputy principal, you will be a key member of the leadership team, delivering the programmes and culture required to ensure continued exceptional levels of achievement for all students, and contributing to the ongoing success of the school.

To be successful in this role you will need: 

  • Experience as an educational leader
  • A proven record of teaching excellence
  • Strong digital skills 
  • An innovative and forward-thinking approach
  • Exceptional communication and relationship skills
  • Strong management skills in planning and organisation
  • Strengths in fostering collegial teams
  • A commitment to your own and others’ professional development
  • A focus on self-reflection and continuous improvement.

This is a unique leadership opportunity to join an exceptional secondary school.  

Commencement date start of term 3 or earlier by negotiation.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Belinda Conn
140 Hampden Street, Hokitika 7810
(03) 755 6169

Download our application form
WHS Application Form v7

Download our Senior Leader Job descriptions
Senior Leader Job descriptions Academic and Pastoral

Vacancy reference #:1HA75U

Listed 1:35 PM 16 April 2020
Closes 5pm 06 May 2020

Westland High School NZ

School details

Westland High School

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 344

School number: 305
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Physical address:
140 Hampden Street, Hokitika

Postal Address:
P O Box 154, Hokitika, 7842