St Joseph's School (Hawera) Taranaki

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 1:58 pm 11 September 2020
Closes 5pm 12 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HAB4R

We are a full primary, Catholic school whose special character underpins every facet of school life. This Catholic faith community is dedicated to living and teaching the values of Jesus Christ.

A decile 6 school, St Joseph’s welcomes around 285 culturally diverse learners. High academic achievement and participation in sport, the arts and culture are hallmarks of this fine school. The learning environment is warm, welcoming and encouraging, with an emphasis on caring and nurturing individual growth. Created as a parish school in 1875, St. Joseph’s is at the very heart of its parish community. The Board seeks to appoint an exceptional Catholic, faith leader who will capably and confidently enable the very best teaching and learning practices, while celebrating the school’s rich heritage.

Our new Principal will:         

  • Have an important religious and pastoral responsibility in the Catholic community
  • In their leadership reflect the Aotearoa New Zealand Catholic Church’s commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • As a role model, set an outstanding example for teachers and learners, enhancing the school’s reputation for excellence
  • Build robust relationships within the school, with parents, whānau, parish members and the wider community
  • Value the development of the whole child, spiritually, culturally, emotionally, physically and academically
  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for stimulating curiosity and raising student achievement
  • Demonstrate strengths in and the effective management of both finance and property portfolios, in partnership with the Diocese of Palmerston North.

A willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

For a confidential call please contact our retained consultant Jacqui Matthews-Harris on (027) 520 0201.

Please also visit these websites and

We look forward to hearing from you, thank you.

How to apply

Contact Jane Parkinson for an application pack. Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Jane Parkinson, Blackcat Education
(06) 877 2082

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAB4R

Listed 1:58 pm 11 September 2020
Closes 5pm 12 October 2020

School details

St Joseph's School (Hawera)

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 279

School number: 2235
ERO school report
View more on Education Counts

Physical address:
32 Victoria Street, Hawera

Postal Address:
32 Victoria Street, Hawera, 4610