Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery Canterbury

Principal / director

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 1:59 PM 29 June 2020
Closes 5pm 21 August 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA8im

If you believe that tamariki should be at the centre of directing and planning their own learning, then please read on. Our school, which is a special character state school sited in the central business district of Christchurch, has this as its fundamental tenet. Everything we do is driven by student-led learning. 

After a post-quake merging of Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti High School and Discovery 1 Primary, we have finally become united on a single site as a Y1–15 school in a purpose-built building with the opportunities of the city at our doorstep.

Our tumuaki/director who guided us so ably back into the city has decided to look for new opportunities. We are now excited to be looking for an experienced leader who absolutely ‘gets’ our school to join us in our journey and lead us into the next decade.

Our community has given us some key qualities they expect to see in their new director:

  • A commitment to the special nature and character of our school     
  • A great communicator in a wide variety of settings and with a wide range of ages
  • An understanding and empathetic approach when dealing with young people, staff and parents
  • Is friendly, fun, approachable and has a sense of humour
  • Is focused on relationships, people and what really matters.

If you haven’t seen our school in action before, a visit is highly encouraged. We’ve got amazing kids, a wonderful staff, a unique approach to learning, and an awesome facility. 

You can have a sneak peek with our 'virtual tour' we put online for prospective students during covid.

How to apply

For an information package and application form contact

Jacinta Buist, BOT Secretary
(027) 226 4089

Vacancy reference #:1HA8im

Listed 1:59 PM 29 June 2020
Closes 5pm 21 August 2020

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery NZ

School details

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery

Type: Composite
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 7
Roll: 654

School number: 683
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Physical address:
5 Mollett St, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 4666, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, 8140