Sacred Heart School (Waikiwi) Southland


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 8:19 AM 29 June 2020
Closes 5pm 20 July 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA8iS

About us

Our school is a Catholic U3 Y1–6 integrated and co-ed school. Our mission is to provide children with a secure, caring, learning environment helping them reach their potential; integrating cultural awareness and christian values and understanding through their Catholic faith.

We are a decile 9 school based in Waikiwi, Invercargill who take a community-based approach to learning, where teachers, parents and the community come together. We welcome students from across the Southland area.  Our school grounds cover a generous area and we have recently refurbished a number of our school buildings.

About the role

Leading a team of 5 experienced teachers our principal will be an innovative, enthusiastic and driven individual who is passionate about growing our presence in the Southland community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall management of the school, its resources and facilities, ensuring the school is adequately and competently staffed and a safe, secure environment for pupils
  • Administering the school's funds according to an approved, reporting to the board and making recommendations where required
  • Providing effective and motivational leadership to all staff
  • Ensure the wellbeing and educational achievements of pupils through development of the school curriculum
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain the Catholic special character of the school.

Successful applicants will possess:

  • A deep understanding of and commitment to our Catholic faith and traditions
  • Ability and willingness to step into the classroom as a skilled and experienced teacher
  • An innovative and visionary approach with the ability to implement strategic plans
  • Demonstrated leadership experience as a principal, deputy or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective relationships with the board, staff, children, families/whānau and community
  • Proven experience utilising marketing and communication strategies
  • Experience in managing HR, finances and property.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Rachel Willis, Human Resources Consultant
(022) 012 0694

Vacancy reference #:1HA8iS

Listed 8:19 AM 29 June 2020
Closes 5pm 20 July 2020

School details

Sacred Heart School (Waikiwi)

Type: Contributing
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 100

School number: 4013
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Physical address:
435 North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill

Postal Address:
435 North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill, 9810