Makarika School Gisborne

Principal U1

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
Isolation allowance

Listed 12:44 pm 24 September 2020
Closes 3pm 26 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HABef

We are a well-established and well-resourced school located 2kms up Makarika Valley Rd just 12kms or a 10-minute drive south of Ruatoria in the heart of Ngati Porou country. 

Ruatoria is a township with a population of approximately 750 people and many more in the surrounding rural areas. There is a local 4 Square supermarket and petrol pump, a café and takeaways, pub, RSA, sports club, radio station and a number of small service businesses. Forestry, farming, beekeeping, hemp growing and education are important enterprises.

The region also offers many recreational, sporting and cultural experiences including tramping, hunting, fishing, diving and boating and the area is also steeped and rich in the culture of Ngati Porou iwi and hapu. Our maunga (mountain) is Hikurangi and our awa (river) is Waiapu.

Our school is set in an idyllic spot, has two modern classrooms, great grounds and a swimming pool plus livestock paddocks and gardens for authentic learning contexts.

We are a financially sound school and the roll is currently eighteen Y1–8 students with roll growth potential to 26+ students and a subsequent increase in staffing.

This sole-charge teaching position consists of 0.6/0.7 teaching contact and an additional 0.3/0.4 teacher for principal release time. We have a teacher-aide as well as a part-time office administrator, cleaner and caretaker. This means that we can always have at least two adults onsite at school during normal school hours.

A brand new MoE owned school-house is being built and the rent is subsidised.

We welcome and encourage enquiries and CVs from enthusiastic, capable teachers looking for their likely first-step into a principal's role or an existing small-school principal looking for a new challenge in a great community.

How to apply

Enquire and/or apply by sending your CV to and requesting an information/application pack from:

Kevin Palmer
(027) 470 5100

Vacancy reference #:1HABef

Listed 12:44 pm 24 September 2020
Closes 3pm 26 October 2020

School details

Makarika School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 1
Roll: 16

School number: 2594
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Physical address:
17 Makarika School Road, Ruatoria

Postal Address:
17 Makarika School Road RD 1, Ruatoria, 4081