Ministry of Education Waikato

Ministerial appointments to the Tai Wānanga Board


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

Listed 11:11 am 01 April 2021
Closes 21 April 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAJX6

Would you like to be considered for one of up to three positions on the Tai Wānanga Board appointed by the Minister of Education?

The Tai Wānanga Board is responsible for the governance of the school’s two stes – Tu Toa in Palmerston North and Ruakura in Hamilton. The Board is the employer of school staff and sets the school's overall strategic direction. The Boar work to ensure educational plans are in place and the goals of the school are met for the benefit of all students and their whānau.

Tai Wānanga offers a unique, holistic and tailored educational experience underpinned by the Tai Wānanga ethos ‘Giving life to learning and purpose to life’. For more information, please visit

Board members require a broad range of skills and experience:

  • It is absolutely essential that Board members have governance experience (preferably in education, or the public sector); and
  • An interest or understanding of the kaupapa of Tai Wānanga and the education and welfare of its students; and
  • An understanding of the needs of the Ministry’s priority groups of learners which include students with learning support needs, and Māori and Pacific students.

Other knowledge or skills below are also desirable:

  • Experience in areas such as Education, Finance, Law, Property, Human Resources, Health and /or the Social Sector.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education sys

You can view the eligibility criteria and apply online through our Careers Centre, reference EDU/1522904.


How to apply

Please apply via our website. For further information please contact

Andrea Thomson
(04) 463 8254

Organisation details

Ministry of Education

Location: Waikato