Maihiihi School Waikato


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 9:40 am 03 May 2021
Closes 12pm 17 May 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAKHp

Maihiihi School seeks a new leader. We are a fun and vibrant rural school located 20 mins from Otorohanga. Our current roll is 75 students. We have 4 full-time teachers, 1 teacher aide and a permanent office administrator. This position offers full principal release and support from the Board of Trustees.

We teach and live by the Maihiihi LEARNer values:




Respect & resilience

"Nothing great is easily won"

We are looking for an exceptional person to build on our established and developing initiatives within the school and community. 

Our ideal candidate will be many things, but specifically we are looking for an energetic, fun loving, student-focused, motivated, innovative, community spirited and passionate leader who is all about outcomes for our students. 

Key to success in this role is a gifted communicator who is actively involved in our local community and recognises the importance of key stake holders, local businesses and COL partners. 

A strategic thinker who creates a culture of lifelong learning, promotes continuous professional development and grows the next generation of Maihiihi learner.

An educational leader with a strong focus on student achievement, who is committed to the NZ Curriculum, modern teaching pedagogy and inspires the development of the intellectual, emotional and social potential within every student.

In return we offer you a beautiful rural location, great workmates, amazing children, fresh air and the opportunity to grow your career in our supportive community.

We are ideally looking for someone who can start at the beginning of term 4 2021, however, this is negotiable.

How to apply

Send application pack, CV and cover letter (as per instructions on application) and direct enquiries to:

Rob Fitzgerald
(027) 278 7219

Download and complete application pack
Principal Pack 2021

Vacancy reference #:1HAKHp

Listed 9:40 am 03 May 2021
Closes 12pm 17 May 2021

School details

Maihiihi School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 75

School number: 1793
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Physical address:
775 Maihiihi Road, Maihiihi

Postal Address:
775 Maihiihi Road RD 2, Otorohanga, 3972