Sacred Heart Girls' College (N Plymouth) Taranaki

Principal and CEO Elizabeth House Hostel

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 1:42 PM 16 September 2021
Closes 5pm 11 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAPge

The Board, together with the Mission College New Plymouth Trust Board is looking to appoint a visionary faith and education leader, who will embrace the college's Catholic special character and unique heritage.

This decile 8 Y7–13 state-integrated Catholic boarding/ day school for girls, was founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, in 1884. Today the College serves a diverse multi-cultural community and a roll of about 735 students, including 84 boarders in Elizabeth House.

Manawa Tapu provides a high-quality education for students grounded in Gospel values and Catholic practices. The college is justifiably proud of its commitment to living the Mission through Ako, Manaakitanga and Wāhine Toa, its high level of academic achievement, excellence in arts and c ulture and impressive sporting success.

The new principal will: 

  • Be a committed, strong faith and educational leader, with a deep understanding of the New Zealand and Religious Education Curriculums, who is approachable, innovative and visible.
  • Be an inspirational role model and Gospel witness for students, staff and families and continue to maintain the College's high profile and exceptional reputation.

Willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

For more information on the college please visit

How to apply

The application pack is available from JM Recruitment. Please send your CV, or confidential enquiries to:

Jacqui Matthews
(027) 600 0546

Vacancy reference #:1HAPge

Listed 1:42 PM 16 September 2021
Closes 5pm 11 October 2021

Sacred Heart Girls' College (N Plymouth) NZ

School details

Sacred Heart Girls' College (N Plymouth)

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Female
Decile: 8
Roll: 715

School number: 174
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Physical address:
9 Pukaka Street, Fitzroy, New Plymouth

Postal Address:
P O Box 3241, Fitzroy, New Plymouth, 4341