Otago Girls' High School Otago

Tumuaki / principal

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 8:18 AM 30 September 2021
Closes 5pm 22 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQ6f

  • Dunedin based
  • A passion for girls’ education
  • Leading an iconic and progressive secondary school
  • Continue to grow your educational leadership career in a beautiful part of Aotearoa. 

Otago Girls’ High School is committed to quality education for girls in a safe, caring and inclusive environment. The school is large enough to offer the full range of option choices and small enough for every girl to be treated as an individual.

OGHS has adopted their malaga (meaning journey in Samoa), which incorporates the school vision of inspire – empower – challenge – dream. 

The board is seeking a passionate, visionary, and experienced tumuaki/principal who has the courage to lead the school into its next period of history. As a leader you will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills to build great relationships and show powerful leadership for staff, students and the community. Our new tumuaki/principal will be enthusiastic, energetic, highly visible and excited about the future of girls’ education at Otago Girls’ High School. 

Skills and experience: 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A passion for girls’ education and an understanding of the unique role of single sex girls’ education
  • Proven knowledge and experience of theoretical and practical  educational leadership, in particular the management of change
  • Understanding of and commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Proven collaboration and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional communication and relationship skills
  • An innovative and future-focused approach
  • Understanding and commitment to PB4L and restorative practice
  • Courage and ability to implement innovative curriculum design
  • Proven leadership in strong internal evaluative practices
  • Understanding of the unique role of single sex girls’ education
  • A commitment to inclusivity of all students (ethnicities, religion, gender diverse, socio-economic backgrounds etc)
  • Energy and endurance.

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How to apply

To discuss the application process, please phone:

Andrea Bankier, Senior Consultant
(0274) 478 102

Download our Candidate Briefing Information
OGHS 7742 PD

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQ6f

Listed 8:18 AM 30 September 2021
Closes 5pm 22 October 2021

Otago Girls' High School NZ

School details

Otago Girls' High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Female
Decile: 8
Roll: 745

School number: 378
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Physical address:
41 Tennyson Street, Dunedin

Postal Address:
41 Tennyson Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin, 9016