Bairds Mainfreight Primary School Auckland

Principal U5 Y0-6

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 4:22 PM 08 July 2021
Closes 3pm 20 August 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAN79


Our principal is retiring and we are now searching for our next inspiring leader. The new principal must be fully registered and have had successful experience in senior leadership. We are seeking a principal who is respectful of the school’s journey and is prepared to lead change in a measured and collaborative manner. We have a great culture in our school and community that promotes our values of respect (Manaakitanga), resilience (Takohanga) and responsibility (Manawaroa). Our motto is “Anything is Possible.” 

Bairds Mainfreight Primary School caters for an increasing number of children from a diverse community of learners. We are situated in the heart of Otara, Manukau. Mäori and Pasifika make up the majority of children at the school. The board of trustees is committed to providing an environment that promotes children’s progress, achievement and wellbeing. The school benefits from a close relationship with Mainfreight New Zealand and with the involvement of a variety of external groups and agencies that provide additional opportunities for our children.

The vision and valued outcomes defined by the school are that all children will have a fun, creative and safe environment where learning and cultures are celebrated.  

The ideal principal for our school will be:

  • A strategic thinker who can also be pragmatic and “walk the talk”
  • An educational leader who will lead us to lift children’s achievement levels in key subject areas
  • A person who will maintain existing close relationships with external agencies
  • A person who will maintain and strengthen quality relationships with our community
  • Inclusive, visible and approachable with a great sense of humour
  • Able to build excellent relationships. 

Position commences at the start of 2022. 

How to apply

Email for an application pack. Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Paul Mawhinney, Educational Consultant
(021) 468 581

Vacancy reference #:1HAN79

Listed 4:22 PM 08 July 2021
Closes 3pm 20 August 2021

School details

Bairds Mainfreight Primary School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 1
Roll: 419

School number: 1218
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Physical address:
Edward Avenue, Otara, Auckland

Postal Address:
18 Edward Avenue, Otara, Manukau, 2023