Makara Model School Wellington

U2 Tumuaki / Principal

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 1:55 PM 21 October 2021
Closes 5pm 15 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQdH

Here’s a unique opportunity to take the next step in your education career and take the lead in our idyllic rural school located within minutes of downtown Wellington.

Makara Model School has 4 full time kaiako, a fully-released principal and 70 tamariki. The school is Decile 10 and is located just 11 minutes drive from the Wellington CBD and close to Makara Beach. This opportunity is truly unique.

As principal of Makara Model School you’ll:

  • Be fully released to lead learning within our community focused school
  • Build on the strong foundation already in place to lead our innovative, progressive school into the future
  • Be working in a newly refurbished, well-resourced school, and a truly inspiring environment
  • Thrive leading in a tamariki-centred, collaborative environment
  • Further develop and enhance our current successful culture, initiatives and programmes
  • Love the opportunity to role-model our school values through Te ara o te Makara – the Makara Way
  • Be supported by a Board committed to low kaiako/ākonga ratios and to your professional development
  • Enjoy leading our highly engaged and motivated ākonga
  • Work with a passionate and skilled teaching team
  • Have a passion for the environment and have no problem slipping on your gumboots to help us continue on our sustainability journey, planting trees, gardening and interacting with tamariki as they feed the eels in the nearby stream
  • Get all the benefits of leading a small rural school...and living in NZ’s capital city
  • Be a passionate, kind and innovative educational leader who has a strong drive to foster the unique potential of all tamariki. You’ll inspire and motivate kaiako and tamariki to reach their full potential.

Our new tumuaki will demonstrate highly effective interpersonal and professional qualities and skills to engage with our community to implement our strategic vision and goals.

How to apply

To find out more about this unique opportunity email or call and request a candidate information pack. To talk confidentially, and for answers to your questions, call

Stu Birch from
(04) 9102 206 / 0508 TEACHER

Vacancy reference #:1HAQdH

Listed 1:55 PM 21 October 2021
Closes 5pm 15 November 2021

Makara Model School NZ

School details

Makara Model School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 10
Roll: 69

School number: 2894
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Physical address:
399 Makara Road, Karori, Wellington

Postal Address:
399 Makara Road, Karori, Wellington, 6972