St Margaret's College Canterbury

Head of senior school

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Other senior leadership

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

Listed 2:55 pm 18 September 2020
Closes 4pm 12 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABQ2

Our college is one of New Zealand’s leading girls’ schools Y1–13 with a proud history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence as well as being the South Island’s only girls’ school to offer the dual pathway to tertiary education through both NCEA and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.  

The head of senior school is a newly created position in response to the school’s continued growth and development. The role is responsible for ensuring the curriculum, teaching and assessment practices of the senior school inspiring high levels of engagement, achievement and progress for students in Y11 to 13.

This position will look after the entirety of the senior school, working within the strategic priorities of the college, and lead the academic, pastoral and co-curricular programmes of the senior school, ensuring the achievement and wellbeing of students and teachers are of the highest standards. 

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a senior leadership position within a secondary school environment and a desire to lead the senior school faculties and areas of responsibilities, while working with a collaborative group of other heads of school. This person is a respected educator with the ability to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students, as well as enjoying contributing to a strong cultural and committed St Margaret’s College community. Strong attention to detail and proven experience at juggling multiple priorities with a calm and fair demeanour is essential. 

Reporting to the associate principal and executive principal, you will work collaboratively with a staff of dedicated, innovative and proactive individuals.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Belinda Cuzens
Box 25-094, City East, Christchurch 8141
(03) 379 2000

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Vacancy reference #:1HABQ2

Listed 2:55 pm 18 September 2020
Closes 4pm 12 October 2020

School details

St Margaret's College

Type: Composite
Authority: Private : Fully Registered
Gender: Female
Decile: 10
Roll: 797

School number: 333
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Physical address:
12 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 25094, Christchurch, 8144