Sefton School Canterbury

Principal / tumuaki

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 8:03 PM 05 October 2021
Closes 4pm 29 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQJu

Nau Mai Haere Mai, Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our vacancy for principal/tumuaki of Sefton School. Our long-standing principal has retired which presents a fantastic opportunity for a new leader at Sefton School. We are excited to introduce our special school and our community to you.

This position is available from the beginning of term 1, 2022. Sefton School is a co-educational state school with a roll of around 110 pupils.

We recognise our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi ensuring that every pupil is enriched by an environment that values and reflects New Zealand's bicultural heritage.

Sefton School is committed to providing an effective learning environment in which students strive for personal excellence and fully develop their potential in order to face the future with confidence.

The school is set in a very pleasant environment. We pride ourselves on a strong sense of community and the family atmosphere that exists within the school. We have 5 classrooms and a separate administration, library block and community swimming pool. Sefton is a small rural community 10kms from Rangiora and 30kms from Christchurch. 

We have spacious well maintained grounds, with a large grass area, junior and senior adventure playgrounds, netball court, rugby/soccer grounds. The Sefton Domain boundaries the school and is utilized on a regular basis. 

We are an active member of a number of learning communities and part of the Puketeraki Kahui Ako. A key focus of this involvement is to grow our local capability and improve collaboration across the schooling network.

We hope that you find this application pack both informative and useful. If you are a leader, with the enthusiasm and passion to lead our hard-working and supportive staff, children and community, then we’d love to hear from you!

Ngā Mihi nui

Sefton School, Board of Trustees 


How to apply

Please contact for an application pack and how to apply:

Tamara Collins, Board Chairperson
(021) 147 0535

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQJu

Listed 8:03 PM 05 October 2021
Closes 4pm 29 October 2021

Sefton School NZ

School details

Sefton School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 7
Roll: 109

School number: 3501
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Physical address:
603 Upper Sefton Road, Sefton

Postal Address:
P O Box 9, Sefton, 7445