Colyton School Manawatu/Whanganui

Principal U3

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 10:50 am 27 November 2020
Closes 3pm 04 February 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAF16

Roll 139, decile 9, Y1–8.

A brilliant career opportunity in a fantastic well-resourced, financially sound school. Projected roll growth potential to U4.

Our school, located only 18km from Palmerston North and 8km from Feilding, serves a strong, thriving, growing and supportive rural farming and lifestyle community.

We seek a leader who will commit to us for at least 3–5 years in order to embed our recent changes and growth.

Our new principal will be a highly effective, successful leader who:

  • Has high standards and expectations in all areas of school life
  • Builds strong relationships and communicates effectively with students, staff, parents and the wider community
  • Embraces our rural character and our high levels of parental involvement
  • Has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum, and is up-to-date with current best pedagogical practice
  • Has knowledge of initiatives such as Liz Kane Literacy, play-based learning, relationship-based learning, etc
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism
  • Is visible and active in classrooms and the playground
  • Can competently manage school personnel, finances and property
  • Honours the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Come and embrace our rural and CHAMPS values of being caring, honest, active, motivated, persistent and successful.

This position would equally suit existing U1–U3 principals looking for career progression consolidation or an AP/DP ready to move and grow into principalship in a reasonably sized school.

Job starts term 2, Monday 2 May 2021 (or earlier by negotiation).

How to apply

Please direct enquiries to and request an application pack from:

Kevin Palmer
(027) 470 5100

Vacancy reference #:1HAF16

Listed 10:50 am 27 November 2020
Closes 3pm 04 February 2021

School details

Colyton School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 139

School number: 2354
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Physical address:
Colyton Road, Feilding

Postal Address:
421 Colyton Road RD 5, Feilding, 4775