Whenuakura School Taranaki

Teaching 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 7:02 PM 04 October 2021
Closes 4pm 01 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQFy

0.5 leadership/management release and 0.5 teaching.

South Taranaki is alive with opportunity and we have an exciting career move available for an innovative and collaborative teaching Principal, to join our skilled, passionate team and build on our fabulous mahi.

Whenuakura School is a Y1–6 primary school located in the heart of our well-established, welcoming rural community, while being just a stone’s throw away from the river and the coast. We enjoy an abundance of support from the locals and our tamariki; whether in the Teina Nest or Tuakana Hive, shine in our CORE values. We are future-focused, enthusiastic and looking to be inspired.

So dust off your gumboots and clean up your CV and share with us how you will grow personal excellence

Our Whenuakura School learners, staff and whānau seek an exceptional multi-level teacher and engaging leader who: 

  • Has a depth of curriculum knowledge and is a creative, relationship-based teacher
  • Is innovative in their approach to education and will support our learners to thrive across a student-driven, authentic curriculum
  • Models our CORE values
  • Is an exceptional communicator, approachable, brings a sense of fun and builds strong relationships 
  • Understands and respects our rural context. Is flexible, responsive, welcomes spontaneous livestock visits, embraces traditions and appreciates the place of bare feet and gumboots
  • Has high expectations 
  • Is committed to wellbeing, restorative practices and values the voice of others
  • Values, uses and is growing in competence with te reo Māori and tikanga
  • Will demonstrate a high degree of cultural competence 
  • Has a willingness to understand us first and then work consultatively 
  • Can engender trust in a team of experienced, loyal and talented staff and will grow the leadership of others
  • Has a sound understanding of effective internal evaluation 
  • Has an understanding of the Principal role on the Board and the ability to successfully manage financial systems and strategic resourcing.

We look forward to receiving your application.  

How to apply

To access our application documents, to book your school visit or for further information please contact Alva Honeyfield principalappointment@whenuakura.school.nz You can also check out us out via our Facebook page: Whenuakura School

Alva Honeyfield - Board Presiding Member
(06) 273 8029

Vacancy reference #:1HAQFy

Listed 7:02 PM 04 October 2021
Closes 4pm 01 November 2021

Whenuakura School NZ

School details

Whenuakura School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 45

School number: 2483
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Physical address:
52 Kaharoa Road, Patea

Postal Address:
52 Kaharoa Road RD 1, Patea, 4597