Cambridge High School Waikato

Deputy principal – operational excellence

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Deputy principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
8MU + 1SMA

Listed 10:28 AM 17 September 2021
Closes 4pm 08 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAPiY

Cambridge High School (CHS) is a co-educational school, established in 1883, with a roll of approximately 1,750 students. Cambridge is in the heart of the Waikato region and has recently become a focus for elite sport with cycling, triathlon, kayaking and rowing establishing their New Zealand bases here.  Cambridge High School is proud to be an integral part of the Cambridge community meeting the varied academic, trades, cultural and sporting needs of our students. Places at CHS are highly sought after with families choosing to move into town to gain access to the school.

We have recently reviewed the structure of our senior leadership team to ensure that we remain prepared to best meet the needs of our community, especially with the ongoing roll growth we are experiencing.

We are now searching for a deputy principal who is passionate about leading operational excellence in a secondary school. The ideal candidate will have had leadership experience from within a large or growing secondary school. They will bring a clarity to strengthening the systems and procedures that underpin effective school practice.

For full details of the role and the new structure of the SLT, including a job description and application form, please visit the school’s website,

Short-listed candidates being interviewed in the second week of term 4.

This is a full-time permanent position commencing at beginning of the 2022 school year.

How to apply

To apply, download and complete the application form on our website and submit with a covering letter, CV and evidence of teacher registration to:

Mr Greg Thornton
(07) 827 5415 ext 828

Vacancy reference #:1HAPiY

Listed 10:28 AM 17 September 2021
Closes 4pm 08 October 2021

School details

Cambridge High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 1650

School number: 142
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Physical address:
25 Swayne Road, Cambridge

Postal Address:
Private Bag 882, Cambridge, 3450