Waiau School Canterbury

Principal U1

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 3:51 PM 23 September 2021
Closes 12pm 27 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAPuB

Located in the Hurunui District in North Canterbury away from the hustle and bustle of city life is our 38 student Y1–6 school. Truly the centre of the community of Waiau, we are on the lookout for a new principal to build on the fabulous mahi that has been started by our departing tumuaki.

The school enjoys an abundance of support from the locals, and Waiau is a wonderful safe place to live. There are sporting opportunities galore, with a brand new 25m pool and clubs for swimming, netball, tennis, rugby, soccer and hockey. Fishing, hunting, tramping and skiing are all on our doorstep. 

Christchurch is just over an hour's drive away while Hanmer Springs and Culverden are both close by.

Our tamariki are enthusiastic, keen to learn and well supported. As the new principal will have to teach up to two days a week, we are looking for someone who can inspire them in the classroom and join in their activities outside.

Our community is very welcoming and enjoys seeing their principal at community events. Someone who is approachable, enthusiastic, motivated, engaging, energetic and professional will find their place here. 

Our staff are looking for someone with strong curriculum knowledge to lead the team in a collaborative way, putting students at the centre of all learning.

There is a newly renovated 3 bedroomed house with garage that will be available for the successful applicant at a reasonable rental.

The school is part of the Tipu Maia kahui ako and works closely with nearby schools in the area – Hanmer Springs, Rotherham and Amuri Area School – as part of a sports and cultural cluster involving other North Canterbury schools.

This is a real opportunity to be part of a unique school and community. Don’t delay and send for an Information pack now.

How to apply

For an information package and application form contact:

Neil Wilkinson
(027) 232 4924

Vacancy reference #:1HAPuB

Listed 3:51 PM 23 September 2021
Closes 12pm 27 October 2021

Waiau School NZ

School details

Waiau School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 37

School number: 3566
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Physical address:
11 Montrose Street, Waiau

Postal Address:
11 Montrose Street, Waiau, 7332