Bluestone School Canterbury

Principal U6

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 10:35 am 20 October 2020
Closes 5pm 13 November 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HACz5

After sixteen years of providing exemplary leadership to our school, our principal has moved to new challenges and we are seeking to appoint a new tumuaki who can maintain the outstanding record we have.

Formed from the merger of schools in Timaru in 2004, our school is now the second largest primary school in the region with a current roll of 497. The school has a recent history of four or 5-year ERO reviews reflecting the leadership of our current tumuaki, Board and staff who are always looking to review and improve practice.

The provision of leadership and governance for the Timaru technology centre that delivers to over 800 students in the region is a feature of the school.

The key qualities our community has said they want in their new principal are:

  • Friendly, approachable, visible and interactive
  • Kind, caring, fun, helpful and a sense of humour
  • Experience in school leadership
  • Respectful of all and appreciative of diversity
  • An ability to motivate and inspire staff and students to be the best they can be.

We seek a collaborative and innovative leader to further enhance student achievement and success in our community. In one of the 'jewels of the crown' in provincial New Zealand – Timaru. This is an amazing opportunity to join an amazing school.

If you have the qualities described above and more, we would welcome your interest in leading our school into the future. Don't wait, send for an information pack now!


How to apply

For an information package and application form contact:

Neil Wilkinson
(027) 232 4924

Vacancy reference #:1HACz5

Listed 10:35 am 20 October 2020
Closes 5pm 13 November 2020

School details

Bluestone School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 499

School number: 2113
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Physical address:
Raymond Street, West End, Timaru

Postal Address:
46 Raymond Street, West End, Timaru, 7910