St Mary's College (Wellington) Wellington


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 2:23 PM 25 July 2020
Closes 9 am 31 August 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA9Gk

We are a proud Catholic integrated girls college. Our Catholic character and Mercy values are woven into every part of our college life.  

We are seeking an outstanding leader who will provide strong direction for the Catholic Special Character and the learning environment of our college.  Our principal will nurture the college’s faith community, and inspire the development of confident young women who thrive as life-long learners.

We are one of the oldest existing schools in New Zealand, opened and blessed by Bishop Viard in 1850. Situated in the heart of Thorndon, the school has been educating girls successfully ever since.

As the leader of our college, the principal will continually strive for excellence in education. The principal will give practical recognition to the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, will embrace all cultures and celebrate diverse backgrounds.

Our ideal candidate will

  • Inspire and lead our special character and Mercy values
  • Be a visionary and inspirational leader, demonstrating a thorough understanding of current approaches to effective teaching and learning
  • Have a proven ability to provide strong professional leadership for staff 
  • Be a strong communicator who builds high trust relationships 
  • Advocate for the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to be embedded in our school practices and culture
  • Have strength in financial and property management, and understanding of digital structures
  • Motivate students to take responsibility for their own learning, and to take pride in the college
  • Be passionate about all students achieving to the best of their ability. 

A willingness and ability to participate in the religious instruction appropriate to the Special Character of the school, is a condition of appointment.


How to apply

For an application pack please contact Sharyn Hoerara;

Juli Clausen, Board Chair
15 Guildford Tce, Thorndon, Wellington
(027) 570 7045

Vacancy reference #:1HA9Gk

Listed 2:23 PM 25 July 2020
Closes 9 am 31 August 2020

St Mary's College (Wellington) NZ

School details

St Mary's College (Wellington)

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Female
Decile: 9
Roll: 573

School number: 286
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Physical address:
15 Guildford Terrace, Wellington CBD, Wellington

Postal Address:
15 Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011