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 3:37 pm 27 November 2020
Closes 5pm 22 February 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAF4A

Timaru, a safe and highly attractive place in which to live, play and be free from the pressures of city living. With Caroline Bay on the doorstep, Aoraki Mt Cook to the west and the gorgeous Mackenzie country in between, there is so much to do here when school’s out! 

Formed from the merger of schools in Timaru in 2004, our school is now the second largest primary school in the region with a roll of 476. The school has a recent history of 4 or 5-year ERO reviews reflecting the leadership of our previous 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. This is an amazing opportunity to join an amazing school and if you have the qualities described above and more, we would welcome your interest in leading our school into the future.

How to apply

For an information package and application form contact:

Neil Wilkinson
(027) 232 4924

Vacancy reference #:1HAF4A

Listed 3:37 pm 27 November 2020
Closes 5pm 22 February 2021

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