Hanmer Springs School Canterbury

Principal / tumuaki

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 4:57 PM 17 January 2022
Closes 5pm 11 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASRH

Hanmer Springs School is seeking a passionate, inspirational leader to lead our school through change and implement our strategic vision. Our school aims to provide a balanced curriculum and supportive, quality learning environments that allow our students to become lifelong learners. You will contribute to creating a positive school culture for students and staff and working alongside our community to improve outcomes for our students. You will need to have strong leadership and interpersonal skills to build and strengthen relationships with staff and between the school and the wider community.

Hanmer Springs School is a co-educational full primary school. We are a small school of 96 students in the heart of Hanmer Springs, and our roll has been stable over the last several years. Well known for being an alpine resort, our town welcomes thousands of visitors, and our population of permanent residents is also projected to grow.

As part of this process we consulted with our staff, students and parents/whānau to assess what is important for a principal at our school.

A successful candidate will need to be:

  • An inspirational and transformational leader
  • A leader who shows honesty and integrity
  • Strong and firm, able to persevere through hard times
  • Able to lead through change
  • Able to strengthen a positive school culture
  • Proficient in forming and managing positive relationships
  • Kind, fair, and approachable
  • Innovative and collaborative toward helping our school strive for excellence
  • Able and willing to model our school values as a part of our learning community
  • Adaptable and can work in a rural community and small school.

A key component of this role will be the management and leadership of our staff alongside creating unity within our educational community as our community grows and changes and our teaching and learning practices develop. If you have experience in leading through change we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Please contact for an information package and application form:

Gabrielle Wall
(027) 479 0441

Vacancy reference #:1HASRH

Listed 4:57 PM 17 January 2022
Closes 5pm 11 February 2022

Hanmer Springs School NZ

School details

Hanmer Springs School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 90

School number: 3368
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Physical address:
8 Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs

Postal Address:
8 Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs, 7334.0