Avonside Girls' High School Canterbury


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 2:20 PM 24 June 2021
Closes 5pm 02 August 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAMTF

The opportunity of a lifetime has arisen as we seek an inspirational leader to build on the mahi started at our unique school within Aotearoa. After twelve years of service and total commitment, our principal is retiring to enjoy mokopuna and whanau after a tumultous period in the history of the school.  

Smashed in the earthquakes of 2011, forced into site sharing with another school,  teaching from prefabs back on the original site and now relocated in a Public Private Partnership model on a co-located site where we share many services with Shirley Boys High School, we’ve had our share of challenges! But out of these challenges, opportunities have arisen.

Our new tumuaki will be someone who can continue to bring our Vision for Learning (V4L) alive based on our overarching principle that learning is empowering and is based on positive relationships, deep learning and strong connections with our community.

With a roll of 1056, 69.97FTTE and a total staff of 101, the PPP nature of our school means the principal can focus on working collaboratively with a dedicated senior leadership team of four deputy principals and the business manager.

Our community has provided a clear mandate for their new tumuaki. Amongst other qualities identified, they want a principal who

  • Is approachable, available and genuinely cares for all the people within the school
  • Gets involved and interacts with students to know who they are, what they need and what they want
  • Is culturally responsive and committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Has a growth mindset, is open minded, listens and progressive.

The new Principal will be supported by a motivated Board who place a priority on growing staff capability to deliver the V4L in their daily practice.

So why wait – send for an information pack now!

How to apply

For an information package and application form contact

Neil Wilkinson
(027) 232 4924

Vacancy reference #:1HAMTF

Listed 2:20 PM 24 June 2021
Closes 5pm 02 August 2021

Avonside Girls' High School NZ

School details

Avonside Girls' High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Female
Decile: 6
Roll: 1024

School number: 324
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Physical address:
209 Travis Road, North New Brighton, Christchurch

Postal Address:
209 Travis Road, North New Brighton, Christchurch, 8083