Bluff School Southland

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 9:34 AM 10 January 2022
Closes 5pm 21 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASBc

Principal U3

Tēnā koutou

We are a school that overlooks a stunning harbour situated in the heart of Bluff Motupōhue, a north facing port and fishing town like no other. Home to the famous Bluff Oyster, and part of Murihiku, Southland. Our school is over 150 years old, having been established in 1867. We are a well-resourced decile 3 full primary and intermediate school for Y1–8, with currently over 130 students. The majority of our ākonga identify as Māori and our surroundings, including Rakiura and the Tītī Islands, are of huge significance to mana whenua. Bluff Motupōhue is rich in culture and history. Many whānau have played important roles in establishing this wonderful town and school. This shines through in our tamariki and their whānau who attend Bluff school. They are engaged and always willing to help out. We are looking for a leader who is ready to fall in love with our town and school community and help us grow into the greatest school in Aotearoa.

Our new principal 

  • Is an inquisitive teaching practitioner, deeply committed to the NZ Curriculum and dedicated to ensuring every child achieves their true potential
  • Is inclusive, visible and an approachable leader who will engage with the local community, be prepared to ask the sharp questions and take the time to listen. The role would suit an experienced or first-time principal
  • Colleagues describe you as a dedicated professional, self-motivated, highly organised, approachable, gifted communicator, inspirational leader and a joy to work with. 

We look forward to hearing from you. Ngā mihi.

How to apply

Please request an application pack, and direct enquiries to:

Jane or Andrew Harris for confidential enquiries (021) 0296 9891
(06) 877 2082

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HASBc

Listed 9:34 AM 10 January 2022
Closes 5pm 21 February 2022

Bluff School NZ

School details

Bluff School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 111

School number: 2120
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Physical address:
Bradshaw Street, Bluff

Postal Address:
39 Bradshaw Street, Bluff, 9814.0