Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand Canterbury

Principal – specialist school

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
Allowances based on the special nature of the school

Listed 10:11 AM 04 October 2021
Closes 5pm 29 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQDQ

  • Head of enrolled school
  • School sites – 3 in Christchurch, 1 in Wellington and 10 in Auckland. 

Within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educational Environment we provide classroom teaching to 120 students in 14 provisions. Our students range in age from 5–21. The school employs 36 FFTE teaching staff with teacher aides, educational interpreters, NZ Sign language tutors and is supported by Ko Taku Reo’s strong corporate, communications and IT services.

Ko Taku Reo is a new school, started in July 2020. This role provides a great opportunity to bring your school leadership skills to focus within specialist education, bringing new and progressive ideas that will assist us become an internationally leading Deaf Education provider.  This position sits as part of the Ko Taku Reo nationwide Senior Leadership Team. Your work will intersect with our wider student cohort (3000 students), as well as staff development and pedagogical initiatives.

For further information about the role, please contact Louise Roe (Director of Teaching and Learning) at Louise.Roe@kotakureo.school.nz

Louise will contact you to organise a time to discuss the distinctive requirements of the position.  Should you need interpreter assistance, please let Louise know.

Interviews will be skills and experienced focused and you will need to bring two data driven pieces of work that you have led, which demonstrate your ability to lead a creative and successful educational improvement agenda for your students.

Only applicants who are legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered for this position.  We may look to interview prior to closing so please apply early. 

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Char Hewison
(028) 255 92537

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQDQ

Listed 10:11 AM 04 October 2021
Closes 5pm 29 October 2021

Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand NZ

School details

Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education New Zealand

Type: Special School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 112

School number: 903
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Physical address:
38 Truro Street, Sumner, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 17715, Sumner, Christchurch, 8840