Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Wellington


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 8:33 am 30 April 2021
Closes 5pm 10 May 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAKG1

We are widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading independent schools, with a proud history dating back to 1878. In 1920 the school was purchased by the Anglican diocese and it remains an Anglican school. Based at its beautiful Karori campus, Marsden has a coeducational preschool and girl’s primary, middle and senior schools.

Marsden is a progressive leader in education and has an academic record second to none. It offers a full array of sporting and cultural opportunities for all students to achieve their potential no matter what field they pursue.

The Marsden philosophy seeks to lay the foundation for lives of meaning, accomplishment and genuine happiness. Marsden is a community built on Christian values, which fosters independent thinking and aims to equip students with confidence, build resilience and instil the importance of community involvement. In 2019, Marsden became New Zealand’s first ‘Visible Wellbeing’ school in partnership with Professor Lea Waters. The result is a truly special learning environment.

The principal has responsibility for the overall leadership and management of the school, including the development of policy and strategy. They are a key custodian and standard-bearer of the school’s values and culture, and have strong connections to students, parents, alumni and the local community.

The Board are seeking an outstanding and experienced leader with excellent education credentials who can position Marsden well in this competitive sector. Marsden has a strong philosophy of future-focused teaching and learning and is well positioned to continue to flourish in the increasingly digital education environment. This is an outstanding opportunity to take on the leadership of an organisation shaping the next generation of creative, independent thinkers.

For more information or to apply, please contact Courtney.

How to apply

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Courtney Rennie, Hobson Leavy Executive Search
(09) 967 3314

Vacancy reference #:1HAKG1

Listed 8:33 am 30 April 2021
Closes 5pm 10 May 2021

School details

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Type: Composite
Authority: Private : Fully Registered
Gender: Female
Decile: 10
Roll: 455

School number: 280
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Physical address:
Marsden Avenue, Karori, Wellington

Postal Address:
Private Bag 17000, Wellington, 6147