Wairarapa College 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 10:46 am 15 September 2020
Closes 5pm 07 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABC8

The college is a coeducational U9 secondary school in Masterton approaching its 100th anniversary. It draws from urban, farming, mountain and coastal communities across the Wairarapa. With over 1,000 students the college is the largest secondary school in the region.

The Wairarapa region is renowned for its natural landscapes, sporting culture, wine and food production and the arts, with a fast emerging tech culture. Masterton is centrally located with both Wellington and Palmerston North about 75 minutes drive away. 

The college community is actively proud of its century-long traditions yet is also committed to preparing students for the future. We are looking for a leader with:

  • Sound leadership and management skills
  • Innovative thinking in curriculum development
  • A commitment to genuinely student-centred, culturally-responsive practice
  • A commitment to te ao Māori
  • Knowledge and experience of emerging pedagogies
  • Experience in change management.

This is an exciting time to join our school. The college has had a recent period of extremely positive transformation. Major property redevelopment is in progress, a local kahui ako has recently formed, and NCEA achievement is increasing.

Our Board is forward-thinking, student-centred and will provide strong support for the school leader.

'A successful applicant may be eligible for the Principal Recruitment Allowance (PRA) of up to $50,000.'

For further information please visit our website.

How to apply

For an application pack or to discuss the position please contact:

Helena Barwick
Box 463, Masterton 5840
(021) 186 1122

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HABC8

Listed 10:46 am 15 September 2020
Closes 5pm 07 October 2020

School details

Wairarapa College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 1098

School number: 241
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Physical address:
83 Pownall Street, Masterton

Postal Address:
P O Box 463, Masterton, 5840