St John's Girls' School (Invercargill) Southland

Principal U3

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 3:15 PM 10 September 2021
Closes 4pm 08 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAPZS

With the retirement of our long serving principal at the end of this year, a unique opportunity awaits a dynamic and passionate principal/tumuaki to lead our warm, caring school, well known for its confident, articulate students.

We are a Y1–8 state integrated primary school for girls located in Invercargill. Our school is set in beautiful grounds with small class sizes and dedicated teaching staff.

 With our vision ‘To educate each girl in a safe, supportive, Christian environment, to be a confident, lifelong learner’, we are a school with wonderful traditions, strong values and a warm family spirit.

Our values are the important qualities we try to live by and show in the way we go about our work and in the relationships we have with others in our school.

Through consultation with our parents/whānau, and staff, they have told us our new principal will ideally:

  • Have strong leadership skills,
  • Be committed to, and model the St John’s Girls’ School Christian values and special character,
  • Be passionate about the students’ education, value and support the staff, 
  • Be an empathetic listener, be approachable and visible,
  • Set high expectations but in a fair and supportive environment,
  • Be a strong communicator, and be comfortable in interacting with parents/whānau and the wider community,
  • Have a sound pedagogical knowledge and continue the amazing learning opportunities at St John’s Girls’ School,
  • Be positive with a sense of humour.

We seek to appoint the new principal to commence at the beginning of term 1, 2022.

How to apply

To register your interest and receive our application pack, please email

Cleave Hay, Consultatnt
(027) 230 4480

Vacancy reference #:1HAPZS

Listed 3:15 PM 10 September 2021
Closes 4pm 08 October 2021

School details

St John's Girls' School (Invercargill)

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Female
Decile: 9
Roll: 147

School number: 4131
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Physical address:
349 Dee Street, Invercargill

Postal Address:
349 Dee Street, Avenal, Invercargill, 9810