Redwood School (Christchurch) Canterbury


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 10:21 am 15 October 2020
Closes 5pm 13 November 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HACkt

The impending retirement of our long-standing, respected principal creates an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead our school into the future. Ideally commencing in term 1, 2021, our new principal will enjoy fantastic students, a dedicated staff, along with a supportive board and a diverse, multicultural community. We are looking for a people-focused principal with passion, integrity and a genuine interest in our school as a whole. 

Our supportive staff are passionate about developing our 330 Y1–6 tamariki to become active and involved lifelong learners. We are after a principal who can keep our core school culture, whilst also taking the opportunities presented with our redevelopment and changing environment to usher in positive change. 

Our key values that underpin all our learnings are:

Manaakitanga – we are respectful

Whanaungatanga – we are relating well

Takohanga – we are responsible. 

Ideally our new principal will be:

  • An experienced school leader with a commitment to the school’s vision and values
  • Willing to build on their up-to-date knowledge around best practice and pedagogy
  • A skilled leader of change, who can manage our school redevelopment to be a long lasting success
  • A collaborative and inclusive leader of people, who will enable and empower our fantastic staff
  • A visible leader who is connected with the school and the community
  • A culturally aware and responsive leader, confident and comfortable working with our diverse parents, whānau, hapū and iwi
  • A great communicator and someone who shows a genuine interest in our staff and students
  • A positive leader who brings enthusiasm and energy to the role
  • A leader who has a true understanding of today’s classroom environment and the demands placed on our staff. 

If you are that leader and are ready for a rewarding challenge in our fantastic school, please apply.

How to apply

Please email and we will send an application pack to you. Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Emma Gee, Board Chairperson
(027) 227 0802

Vacancy reference #:1HACkt

Listed 10:21 am 15 October 2020
Closes 5pm 13 November 2020

School details

Redwood School (Christchurch)

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 315

School number: 3484
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Physical address:
51 Prestons Road, Redwood, Christchurch

Postal Address:
51 Prestons Road, Redwood, Christchurch, 8051