Ferndale School (Christchurch) Canterbury

Deputy principal

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Deputy principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:09 am 16 September 2020
Closes 3pm 02 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABFN

Our school has completed a trial of a new senior leadership restructure to include two deputy principals. The success of this structure means that we are now seeking a deputy principal to fill a permanent position. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated leader to join our team.

Position to commence 28 January 2021.

We are seeking a highly skilled, innovative and reflective leader who has an in-depth knowledge of specialist education.

We are looking for a colleague who is dynamic, collaborative, positive and most importantly is driven to help create an outstanding specialist learning environment. You will be a person who adapts and responds positively to change and can meet the variety of challenges presented in a specialist education environment. To work effectively within our school community you will be a relationship-based leader who values diversity, has excellent communication skills, a great sense of humour and sees themselves as a learner. 

Our school motto is “The Best I can Be”.  If you want to help our school community realise this aspiration, you are a NZ registered teacher and are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you.


How to apply

We look forward to receiving your application pack, CV and a letter of application sent to Maureen Poulter, Principal; email Please contact school administrator for an application pack.

Jocelyn Forward, School Administrator
Box 36-024, Merivale, Christchurch
(03) 355 7595

Vacancy reference #:1HABFN

Listed 9:09 am 16 September 2020
Closes 3pm 02 October 2020

School details

Ferndale School (Christchurch)

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 124

School number: 3339
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Physical address:
104 Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 36024, Merivale, Christchurch, 8146