Waihopai School Southland

Principal U5

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 10:38 am 27 November 2020
Closes 5pm 01 February 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAF1J

Ako ngātahi tātou, tohea tonu mō te hiranga learning together, striving for excellence

Are you ready to lead our school?

The board is looking to appoint an inspirational leader to build on our success, to start term 2, 2021.

Established in 1879, we have become one of the most prominent, contributing primary schools in Invercargill. Our learners thrive within the Waihopai Way which derives from the core values of resilience, kindness, honesty, respect, inquiry and curiosity. With a growing roll approaching 400 learners from diverse ethnicities, we are a decile 8 state school that also offers a fee-paying programme for international students.

Our Park syndicate for children with physical and cognitive disabilities is a Southland-wide resource now designated as a special programme by the Ministry. We are a well-resourced school, proud of our dedicated staff team and fully committed to providing the very best academic, sporting and cultural learning environment for our engaged and appreciative school community.

 Our new principal

  • You are an accomplished school leader, passionate about seeing every student achieve their true potential and unashamedly determined to make the school the very best it can be
  • You will set high personal standards and lead by example. You enjoy being visible, collaborative and approachable yet will address the key issues directly and be prepared to make the tough decisions when necessary
  • An influential communicator, you are always keen to explore new teaching practices and will keep yourself and your team up to speed with current thinking and trends in education
  • Colleagues would describe you as consistent, resilient, open-minded, student-centric, results-driven, uncompromising over core values, offering a great sense of humour and always a real pleasure to work with.

Contact Jane (number listed below) or Andrew for a confidential chat (021) 0296 9891.

How to apply

Please apply for an application pack, and direct enquiries to:

Jane, Blackcat Education, or Andrew Harris
(06) 877 2082

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAF1J

Listed 10:38 am 27 November 2020
Closes 5pm 01 February 2021

School details

Waihopai School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 369

School number: 4035
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Physical address:
121 Herbert Street, Gladstone, Invercargill

Postal Address:
121 Herbert Street, Gladstone, Invercargill, 9810