Balclutha School Otago

Principal U4

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 10:54 am 10 June 2020
Closes 1pm 10 July 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA8CW

The board of trustees is looking to appoint a dedicated, compassionate and inspiring principal who will work interactively with our school and community. We would like to appoint someone who acknowledges and builds on our current strengths and works with us to continue to develop and implement our shared vision.

Our new principal will:

  • Maintain and build on our culture
  • Ignite and promote the passion for learning in our children
  • Challenge and extend our staff and students to reach their full potential
  • Build collaborative and effective relationships
  • Be driven by continuous improvement ensuring our school is well positioned for the future.

The board of trustees are seeking an innovative and inspirational leader to ensure that our school is a strong choice for staff, parent and children into the future. 

Approximately 17,000 people enjoy a quality of life in the Clutha District that's second to none. Clutha combines a relaxed rural lifestyle with easy access to city life, pristine beaches and a variety of  outdoor recreational opportunities, native bush and top-class fishing. It's the perfect place for lifestyle choices while being close to Dunedin City. It's an affordable place to live with your housing dollar stretching much further in our towns, countryside and coastal villages. For more information on the district go to 


How to apply

Please send your completed application, self assessment and covering letter , and direct enquiries to:

Jolene Ollerenshaw, Board Chair
(021) 521 007

Download our application and self assessment form

Download the BPS School Profile and Principal Job Description

Vacancy reference #:1HA8CW

Listed 10:54 am 10 June 2020
Closes 1pm 10 July 2020

School details

Balclutha School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 164

School number: 3710
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Physical address:
Lanark Street, Balclutha

Postal Address:
19 Lanark Street, Balclutha, 9230