Holy Cross School (Papatoetoe) Auckland


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 3:47 PM 09 July 2021
Closes 5:00pm 02 August 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HANAM

After many years of outstanding service, our principal is retiring and we are now searching for his replacement– a passionate, hardworking, inspirational leader.

Holy Cross Catholic School is a highly successful state-integrated, decile 2, primary school catering for over 600 culturally diverse students in South Auckland, from Y0–8 (girls only Y7–8).

Founded by the Mercy Sisters in 1953, our special Catholic character permeates all we do. Our vision statement, Learning and Growing in Christ, is underpinned by our values of human dignity, service, reconciliation, and compassion. 

Our aims are to nurture a safe Catholic learning environment; develop active student, parent, and community engagement; promote inclusive collaborative learning; provide holistic Catholic education with high student achievement; and recognize New Zealand’s cultural diversity.

We would like our new principal to be:

  • Faith-filled
  • Relationship driven, fair, approachable, welcoming, willing to listen, culturally competent, have a sense of humour, and be prepared to make the tough decisions when needed
  • An accomplished professional leader of learning who is passionate about student achievement and is committed to helping everyone reach their potential
  • A role model of collaborative leadership and foster a culture of teamwork
  • Committed to staff professional development and growing others in their role
  • Willing to be actively involved in the wider life of the school through special character, sporting, and cultural activities
  • Committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi valuing the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our new principal must have a willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special Catholic character of our school and is a condition of employment.

How to apply

Please email bot@hcsp.nz for an application pack or direct inquiries to:

Jocelyn Uasike, Principal Appointments
Box 23-033, Manukau 2155
(027) 236 8765

Vacancy reference #:1HANAM

Listed 3:47 PM 09 July 2021
Closes 5:00pm 02 August 2021

School details

Holy Cross School (Papatoetoe)

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 2
Roll: 581

School number: 1315
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Physical address:
Carruth Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland

Postal Address:
P O Box 23033, Hunters Corner, Manukau, 2155