Wellington College Wellington

Principal / tumuaki

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 4:32 PM 06 December 2021
Closes 5pm 08 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HARri

Wellington College

Te Kāreti Tamātane o Te Whanganui-a-Tara


Tēnā koutou katoa.

The board of Wellington College is looking to appoint an inclusive and visionary principal to take our school into the future while celebrating our unique character and rich heritage. With an enviable reputation as one of the top performing academic schools in New Zealand, we are justly proud of our progressive 21st Century learning and value our traditions and connection with the past. Our students develop a strong sense of belonging to the college. We are a state secondary school with a growing roll of around 1,800 boys from diverse ethnic backgrounds. We encourage sporting success and excellence in the arts, culture and everything we do.

 Our new principal will:

  • Portray the strength of purpose and determination to implement the board’s vision for the school that embraces over 150 years of history and looks to a constantly changing future
  • Be a charismatic leader who engenders trust, leads by example, is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, is culturally responsive, has a deep understanding of both curriculum and pedagogy and is passionate about developing the innate potential of all students
  • Build a strong school culture based on academic achievement; create a successful leadership team; inspire our dedicated teaching and support staff and take day-to-day responsibility for school finances, property, and marketing
  • Be a person with mana. This is a prestigious position requiring a leader who is approachable, visible and influential in the New Zealand educational community. You will be empathetic, a confident communicator, calm under pressure, media savvy and capable of making difficult decisions when necessary

Applications are invited from all genders.

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How to apply

Please request an application pack and direct enquiries to:

Jane, Blackcat Education, or Andrew Harris for confidential enquiries (021) 029 69891
(06) 877 2082

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HARri

Listed 4:32 PM 06 December 2021
Closes 5pm 08 February 2022

Wellington College NZ

School details

Wellington College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Male
Decile: 10
Roll: 1722

School number: 275
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Physical address:
Dufferin Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington

Postal Address:
P O Box 16073, Newtown, Wellington, 6242