Whangaparaoa College Auckland

Principal – Tumuaki

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Principal

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

Listed 1:26 PM 08 March 2021
Closes 4pm 09 April 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAHfG

Applications are invited for the position of Principal of our college. Situated in Stanmore Bay on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, Whangaparaoa College is a large, Y7–13 school that enjoys a strong reputation in its local community. The College roll which has been increasing steadily in recent years is currently 1602 and predicted to grow to 2500 by 2026.

Placed on a 4–5-year review cycle, the latest ERO report for the College states “Whangaparaoa College promotes high quality learning outcomes. Students benefit from a broad curriculum that supports their holistic development and wellbeing. The school is well placed to sustain its performance. High levels of collaboration between students, teachers, leaders and trustees, and a positive school culture are key factors in the school’s continued success.”

The Whangaparaoa College Board seeks to appoint a principal who can provide a clear vision and the leadership to harness the exciting opportunities for learners within curriculum, culture and sports afforded by growth. The new principal must be able to demonstrate effective performance and a record of outstanding achievement in key areas of educational leadership whilst guiding the college through significant change.

To be successful you will –

  • Have in-depth pedagogical and NZ Curriculum knowledge
  • Be an innovator and highly skilled in leading change and lifting the change capability within a school
  • Have a good understanding of the context of very large schools
  • Foster strong relationships with and instill confidence in learners, staff and community
  • Create a positive school culture with a highly engaged workforce who are focused on enabling learners to thrive
  • Have a proven track record of lifting achievement standards for all learners
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, value diversity and demonstrate a high degree of cultural competence and responsiveness.

How to apply

Please request an application pack and application form from

Peter Gall
(021) 936 753

Vacancy reference #:1HAHfG

Listed 1:26 PM 08 March 2021
Closes 4pm 09 April 2021

Whangaparaoa College NZ

School details

Whangaparaoa College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 1566

School number: 6763
ERO school report
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Physical address:
8 Stanmore Bay Road, Stanmore Bay

Postal Address:
P O Box 775, Whangaparaoa, 943