Palmerston North Girls' High School Manawatu/Whanganui

Deputy principal ( 2 positions)

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Deputy principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
6MU + 1SMA

Listed 10:02 AM 03 December 2021
Closes 4pm 14 January 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HARoN

Due to promotion, we require two deputy principals. These are permanent positions attracting 6 management units each and 1 SMA each.

Palmerston North Girls’ High School is the only state girls’ secondary school in the Manawatū. We have outstanding NCEA results and work within a Culturally Responsive and Relational framework. Our staff provide high quality education with a strong focus on valued educational outcomes alongside personal development as a learner.

Our deputy principal's will have successful experience in leading others and managing change.

Person specifications

  • Practice is guided by culturally responsive and relational pedagogy principles
  • Collaborative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence
  • Team players
  • Embody our school values of respect, resilience and social responsibility
  • Effective communicators with the ability to listen
  • Reflective practitioners and strategic thinkers.

 Spheres of influence for our new deputy principals

  • Continue to lead and influence the schools Ti Tiriti O Waitangi focus including the ongoing implementation of Matāuranga Māori and CR&RP


  • Experience, knowledge and skills in strength based, solution focused, values driven behaviour programmes and data gathering analysis to inform practice

Specific duties and areas of influence to be negotiated based on strengths and skills.

Please apply using the attached application form; 3 referees forms and provide an up to date CV accompanied by a detailed covering letter outlining the skills, experience and vision you would bring to your preferred spheres of influence.

Please contact us or visit our school website for more information.

How to apply

Please send your application documents to:

Principal's PA
238 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
(06) 357 9194

Download our application form
Application for Employment v8d1145e5a5

Download Referee Report

Vacancy reference #:1HARoN

Listed 10:02 AM 03 December 2021
Closes 4pm 14 January 2022

Palmerston North Girls' High School NZ

School details

Palmerston North Girls' High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Female
Decile: 8
Roll: 1192

School number: 203
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Physical address:
Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North

Postal Address:
Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, 4410