Waianiwa School Southland


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, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 12:32 pm 23 November 2020
Closes 5pm 10 January 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAEnJ

An exciting opportunity as principal/teacher has become available at our wonderful small rural school. We are looking for a dedicated principal, or an experienced teacher aspiring to fulfil this role and take the next step in your education career. You will have the passion and capability to continue to provide innovative and modern leadership for our children and staff. 

Our school is a rural Y1–8  U2 decile 9 school, situated in Waianiwa, a district in Central Southland, a 20 minute drive from Invercargill, Winton and Riverton. We are proud of our long school history, close relationship with our community and caring, collaborative and inclusive school culture.   

The school’s vision is that students will be confident, actively involved learners with the necessary skills to succeed in a global environment. The values of kawenga (responsibility), manawanui (perseverance), mahi tahi (cooperation), whakahoaoa (friendship), atawhai (kindness), pono (honesty) and whakaute (respect) are promoted.

We are looking for an energetic, reliable person who will share our school’s vision and values as well as:

  • Be imaginative, knowledgeable, progressive and skilled
  • Lead by example to inspire and motivate others
  • Be committed, strategic, future-focused and inclusive
  • Build strong relationships with staff, children and parents
  • Treasure our inclusive school culture and diversity
  • Continue to develop and enhance our highly effective local curriculum with a collaborative approach
  • Excellent communications skills
  • A drive for community engagement and understands the rural community
  • Work with a committed, supportive and passionate board.

Accommodation can be arranged for the right applicant. 

 If this sounds like you, then we look forward to your application.

Commencement date will be term 2, 2021 (starting date is negotiable if earlier start is required)

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Amy O'Meara, Board Chair
(021) 071 0444

Application Form
Application Form vaef108e18e

Job Description
Waianiwa School Principal Job Description v2

Vacancy reference #:1HAEnJ

Listed 12:32 pm 23 November 2020
Closes 5pm 10 January 2021

School details

Waianiwa School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 49

School number: 4034
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Physical address:
Waianiwa Oporo Road, Invercargill

Postal Address:
Argyle Otahuti Road RD 4, Invercargill, 9874