St Joseph's School (Queenstown) Otago

Principal U4, tagged

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 8:49 AM 12 July 2021
Closes 4pm 12 August 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HANBQ

An exciting career opportunity in scenic Queenstown, New Zealand.

Seeking a strong and inspiring leader for our multi-cultural Catholic school, a decile 10 school with 142 students based in beautiful Queenstown. We are looking for an inspirational principal to further our excellent reputation alongside our highly experienced staff and engaged community.

Founded by the Dominican Sisters in Queenstown in 1883, St Joseph’s is a state integrated school with a strong Catholic character. Often cited  as a small school with a big heart we aim to create confident learners who, like Jesus, make a positive difference.   

This is a tagged position commencing at the beginning of term 1, 2022 although an earlier start date is negotiable. 

A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction, appropriate to the special character of the school, is a condition of employment. 

Additionally, the applicant needs to be fully committed to Te Ao Māori, be an authentic Te Tiriti partner and have sensitivity to all cultures. 

Our new principal will: 

  • Be an excellent communicator, who is an approachable, visible leader in our school and who can develop links with the Parish as well as the wider community
  • Have the ability to build a team empowering and enabling the development of children and staff 
  • Be a passionate and enthusiastic leader of our school committed to the strong ethics and pedagogy in place
  • Be a forward-thinking and inspirational leader, who demonstrates a thorough understanding of current approaches to effective teaching and learning 
  • Embrace the opportunities for learning our natural environment has to offer.

How to apply

Please email your interest and request for our application pack to For day to day school information or a tour of our school, please contact our Acting Principal Allan Mitchell on (03) 442 8224.

Cleave Hay, Consultant
(027) 230 4480

Vacancy reference #:1HANBQ

Listed 8:49 AM 12 July 2021
Closes 4pm 12 August 2021

School details

St Joseph's School (Queenstown)

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 10
Roll: 144

School number: 4016
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Physical address:
25 Beetham Street, Queenstown

Postal Address:
25 Beetham Street, Queenstown, 9300