Totara Grove School Northland

Principal U5

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 5:06 PM 16 September 2021
Closes 12.00pm 15 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAPhi

Totara Grove School is a primary school with 14 classes of students from Y0–6. We are situated between the suburbs of Kamo and Tikipunga in Whangarei. The neighbouring, Totara Parklands subdivision is growing rapidly, providing the area with an identity of our own. The subdivision borders us on 2 sides, adding an exciting new dimension to our vibrant, well-established school.

A sense of whānau and community is a strength of our school. We provide a nurturing, supportive learning environment, empowering and encouraging our students to develop self-management skills and take responsibility for their own learning.

Our school motto “Tupu Tahi – Growing together” has been expanded to become our vision and mission – “Tupu Tahi – Growing together standing strong reaching high.” Our goal is for students leaving the school to be confident, resilient, intelligent leaders and contributors to society who are achieving their potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Students and staff demonstrate attitudes, behaviour and competencies that reflect the school values and guiding principles – Ngᾱ Mᾱtᾱpono -Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Ako and Tῡ Rangatira. Students are encouraged to look after each other and to be respectful, responsible and safe in their learning and actions.

Teachers are responsive to the needs of each individual and design learning experiences that are both meaningful and motivating. We have high expectations and high aspirations for all students.

We care about each child, and each family, and we enjoy working in partnership with families to achieve positive outcomes.
“What’s best for the child” is at the heart of all we do.

Our school whakatauki –

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
Ko te tamaiti, tona whānau, tona ao.

What is the most important thing in this world?
The child, their family, their world.

The Board seeks an experienced, innovative school leader with proven empathy for the cultural diversity within our school.

How to apply

Please download application pack from our website or by contacting:

Ngaire Olley, Executive Officer
38 Corks Road, Kamo, Whangarei 0112
(09) 435 0019

Vacancy reference #:1HAPhi

Listed 5:06 PM 16 September 2021
Closes 12.00pm 15 October 2021

School details

Totara Grove School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 2
Roll: 340

School number: 1028
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Physical address:
38 Corks Road, Kamo, Whangarei

Postal Address:
38 Corks Road, Tikipunga, Whangarei, 112