Waiau Pa School Auckland

Principal U5

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 2:49 pm 11 September 2020
Closes 5pm 05 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HAB4v

Our principal is leaving for Christchurch and we are now searching for another inspiring leader.

The new principal must have successful experience as an AP/DP or principal in senior leadership. It is essential that the new principal is a 'people-person' who will not only be 'visible' but also fully 'engaged' everywhere in the school and the community. We are seeking a collaborative principal who is prepared to lead change in a measured and collaborative manner. 

Our school is centrally located in Franklin near Clarks Beach. Travel to the school is an easy commute from any direction – Karaka is only 12 minutes’ drive and Pukekohe just 18. 

Our school is very well-resourced and has a fine reputation for student achievement.

We are very proud of our ERO report of February 2019 that acknowledges our clear strategic direction and that we have a 'caring, collaborative learning environment'. 

We have a great culture in our school and community and enjoy stable staffing and terrific support from board and community. 

The ideal person for this school will be: 

  • A strategic thinker who can also ‘walk the talk'
  • An educational leader who knows how to lift children’s achievement levels in key subject areas including technology and e-learning
  • A person with a desire to enhance science education and the learning of languages including te reo
  • A leader familiar with Kotter’s research into effective change management
  • Inclusive, visible and approachable with a great sense of humour and who enjoys excellent relationships.

Applicants should also study the school’s website. 

Applications should be as described in the application pack letter and received by email.

Interviews on Saturday, 31 October.

Position commences the start of term 1, 2021.

How to apply

Application packs can be found on the KEA website The 2 essential application forms must be obtained from Ngaire via Please email your CV and direct enquiries to:

Alan Jermaine
(09) 418 0156

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAB4v

Listed 2:49 pm 11 September 2020
Closes 5pm 05 October 2020

School details

Waiau Pa School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 378

School number: 1547
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Physical address:
Waiau Pa Road, Waiau Pa, Pukekohe

Postal Address:
Waiau Pa Road RD 4, Pukekohe, 2679