Te Kura Whakatipu o Kawarau (Proposed opening date: 2022-01-01) Otago

Deputy principal (2 positions)

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Deputy principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 7:55 am 14 January 2021
Closes 4pm 12 February 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAG6c

Are you looking for a brilliant career opportunity? Ever thought of how it would be to be a part of a leadership team for a brand new school - shaping an education for young people with a brand new team in a brand new innovative learning environment? Ever considered living in the beautiful Queenstown area - sports, adventure, alpine living?  

In February 2022 our Y1–8 school, Te Kura Whakatipu O Kawarau will open its doors to its first students. We are now seeking applications for our 2 deputy principals who will commence at the start of term 2, 2021 and join our foundation principal in the excitement of designing and creating a fabulous new centre of learning. 

Our vision is ‘Our place, to gather, learn and grow’. We need inspirational leaders who can both fashion our vision then live it out.

As such, you will need to be:

  • Dedicated to fostering the learning and wellbeing of all ākonga and willing to go above and beyond for them 
  • A collaborative, cohesive leader who is adaptable and solution focused, with well-developed organisational skills, and the ability to clearly communicate 
  • An approachable leader, who will develop and nurture relationships across the broad spectrum of our community, embracing diversity and displaying a high degree of culturally responsive and inclusive practices that recognise our multicultural demographic and acknowledge the special place of Māori as mana whenua
  • Innovative and progressive in your approach to teaching and learning based on a deep understanding of current best practice with an excellent knowledge of the NZ Curriculum, with a passion for learning, including your own.

These positions may have a future teaching component.

Enquiries are welcomed, please contact the foundation principal, Tania McNamara, to discuss these positions and the school at any time.

How to apply

If you are looking for a great career move, then we’d love to receive your application. Please email for an application pack.

Cleave Hay, Governance Facilitator
(027) 230 4480

Vacancy reference #:1HAG6c

Listed 7:55 am 14 January 2021
Closes 4pm 12 February 2021

School details

Te Kura Whakatipu o Kawarau (Proposed opening date: 2022-01-01)

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 0
Roll: 0

School number: 746
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Physical address:
85 Howden Drive, Queenstown

Postal Address:
85 Howden Drive, Queenstown, 9371