Amesbury School Wellington

Principal U5

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 2:40 PM 13 January 2022
Closes 3pm 28 January 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASNJ

Our highly respected establishment and first principal has resigned to pursue other exciting options within the education sector, creating this unique opportunity for an outstanding leader with energy, vision, and passion to make a positive difference to our staff and our students’ learning. 

Amesbury School opened in 2012 in a brand-new purpose-built modern learning environment. Growing in this time from just over 80 students to a current role more than 300. We are an innovative school focused on developing the structures, processes and practices required for the deep personalisation of learning. 

As our new principal, you will enjoy working in a high-quality collaborative teaching and modern learning environment. 

At our school, we are serious about our responsibilities to New Zealand’s Te Tiriti partnership and to our highly multicultural school community. Expectations are high; however, we are supported by a caring and generous board of trustees, who are very concerned about the career development of teachers, teacher workloads and who are seeking sustainable solutions. We have a strong leadership development programme which takes a coaching leadership approach.


You will: 

  • need to be resilient, an ethical and committed professional
  • urgent about equitable outcomes for all students
  • be a continual learner
  • have proven leadership skills and credibility 
  • be a successful and inspiring educator, with excellent people management and enabling skills 
  • be a highly motivated leader of modern innovative and collaborative learning and inquiry-based teaching practices 
  • possess outstanding communication skills 
  • love what you do, be able to energise others 

This position will begin ideally in March 2022, or as soon as possible.

‘This role is covered by the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, so applicants must either be vaccinated or have a medical exemption.’

How to apply

Please send your CV and completed application pack, and/or direct enquiries to:

Gail Greenslade
(04) 477 3423

Download our Application Pack (includes Job Description):
Amesbury School Principal Application Pack V1.0 PDF

Download our Request for Referee Letter and Form
Request for Referee V1.0 PDF

Vacancy reference #:1HASNJ

Listed 2:40 PM 13 January 2022
Closes 3pm 28 January 2022

Amesbury School NZ

School details

Amesbury School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 10
Roll: 283

School number: 614
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Physical address:
48 Amesbury Drive, Churton Park, Wellington

Postal Address:
48 Amesbury Drive, Churton Park, Wellington, 6037.0