Ashburton Christian School Canterbury

Assistant principal secondary

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

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

Listed 11:10 AM 07 July 2020
Closes 4:00pm 31 July 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA8vC

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a secondary school Y7–13 including building up a new senior secondary programme Y11–13 as a key member of the senior leadership team. We are seeking a person with experience as an AP, though senior leaders and heads of department may be suitable.

The position allows for working to your strengths and gives opportunity for creativity and considered innovation.

Our school is a U3, decile 6, state-integrated area school with a highly supportive community and a visionary, united board of trustees and staff. The school began in 2009 and has an established and successful Y1–10 programme. We have now been approved and funded to extend to Y13, beginning with Y11 and Y12 in 2021.

The mission of the assistant principal secondary is to:

  • Lead the secondary school (Y7–13)
  • Lead the establishment of the senior secondary (Y11–13)
  • Teach in a subject specialist area

Key strengths required for this position:

  • A firm faith and a desire to uphold the special character of the school
  • A passion for seeing young people develop in confidence, purpose and identity
  • Strong management skills in planning and organisation
  • A proven record of teaching excellence
  • Strong communication and relationship skills
  • Strengths in building and working in a collegial team
  • Experience and knowledge of NCEA systems and implementation
  • The ability and willingness to engage with the vision and pioneering nature of the school
  • The ability and willingness to creatively engage with, and build on, the educational philosophy of the school.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Tim Kuipers, Principal
(027) 234 1490

Download our application form
2020 Application Pack Assistant Principal Secondary v2

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA8vC

Listed 11:10 AM 07 July 2020
Closes 4:00pm 31 July 2020

Ashburton Christian School NZ

School details

Ashburton Christian School

Type: Composite
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 191

School number: 608
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Physical address:
119 Albert Street, Elgin, Ashburton

Postal Address:
P O Box 632, Elgin, Ashburton, 7740