New Plymouth Girls' High School Taranaki

Principal U10

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 2:21 pm 27 May 2020
Closes 5pm 29 June 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA7s1

The Board of Trustees is seeking an inspirational and collaborative principal who has the skills and qualities to successfully lead a shared vision for the school.

Our school is Taranaki’s largest girls’ secondary school, with a current roll of 1,340 students, set on 11 hectares of grounds with buildings that blend early colonial through to contemporary architectural styles. Our school includes Scotlands Hostel, which is home to 126 girls during term time. With a 125-year history, we are proud to uphold our traditions and to also respond to the changing world young women live in today. Our school’s vision: “To develop educated, confident young women of outstanding character” is underpinned by our values: Respect – Whakamana, Responsibility – Haepapa, and Relationships – Whanaungatanga.

We are looking for:

  • An approachable visible leader who brings mana to the school and the role.
  • A forward-thinking approach to pedagogy and teaching practices, that enable students and staff to have successful, positive and diverse learning experiences.
  • An empowering leader that creates a culture where people flourish; leading by example and personally championing success, recognition and accountability.
  • Someone who fosters excellent well-being, diversity, and a strong sense of belonging.
  • Integrity and professionalism coupled with excellent organisation and business acumen that facilitates strong stewardship of the school.

As the successful applicant you will have the ability to create and take opportunities to put our school at the forefront for 21st century young women in an exciting and fast changing education world. We offer an experienced leadership team, motivated staff, a supportive Board and engaged and energetic students. Our school environment in attractive Taranaki is a great place to learn, work, achieve and grow.

How to apply

Please apply online. Contact for an information pack.

Melissa Cumberledge, Board Secretary
(06) 757 3888

Vacancy reference #:1HA7s1

Listed 2:21 pm 27 May 2020
Closes 5pm 29 June 2020

School details

New Plymouth Girls' High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Female
Decile: 7
Roll: 1327

School number: 172
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Physical address:
60 Northgate, New Plymouth

Postal Address:
Private Bag 2049, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth, 4342