Ardgowan School Otago

Principal U3

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 3:01 PM 12 November 2021
Closes 4pm 30 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAREV

With our principal of 16 years moving on, a great opportunity awaits a dynamic and passionate principal/tumuaki to lead our amazing school. 

We are a Y1–8 primary school located just outside Oamaru, in North Otago. Ardgowan School is set in beautiful grounds with a rural backdrop. 

Our students are given every opportunity to be the best that they can be. Our school has a welcoming atmosphere and a strong community feel. We believe that good, open communication with our community is an important aspect of our partnership and we endeavour to inform and listen to the needs and concerns of our families. We offer all the benefits of a country school (multi level classes, small class sizes meaning more teacher time per student, differentiated learning to cater for specific needs, friendly supportive community, space) whilst still having the convenience of being only 10 minutes from the centre of busy Oamaru. 

Ideally, our new principal will:

  • Be an experienced school leader with a proven visionary record
  • Be a transparent leader, visible and accessible, with a desire to grow the school culture
  • Be a collaborative leader who will distribute leadership to support and grow our great staff
  • Be culturally responsive; a confident communicator,  comfortable working with parents, whānau, hapū and iwi
  • Be a lifelong learner that is highly motivated, enthusiastic, inspiring and professional
  • Love students and have a focus on leading learning that encourages innovation in a modern and digital learning age. 

We seek to appoint the new principal to commence at the beginning of term 1, 2022, however in order to appoint the very best leader an alternative start date may be negotiated.

How to apply

Applications packs are available by contacting:

Cleave Hay, Consultant
(027) 230 4480

Vacancy reference #:1HAREV

Listed 3:01 PM 12 November 2021
Closes 4pm 30 November 2021

Ardgowan School NZ

School details

Ardgowan School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 128

School number: 3704
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Physical address:
Ardgowan Road, Oamaru

Postal Address:
286 Ardgowan Road RD 1D, Oamaru, 9492