Heaton Normal Intermediate 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 2:16 PM 18 January 2022
Closes 5pm 07 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASSC

Are you an amazing education leader who will collaborate and live our kura/school values:

  • Excellence – Pai Rawa
  • Diversity – Rerenga Ketanga
  • Integrity – Ngakau Pono
  • Creativity – Auahatanga

Our new principal/tumuaki will lead our kura through our exciting rebuild journey, acknowledging the foundation of the past that we are building on, and embracing the opportunities of the future. 

Skills and experience: 

You will be:

  • An experienced senior leader
  • Culturally competent and committed to te Aō Māori
  • Future focused and with a passion for modern, collaborative teaching and learning practices
  • A leader who values the strengths of the team and maintains the positive and strong culture, with a focus on growing leaders – visionary and inspiring
  • Collaborative and connected
  • Fun, vibrant, with fresh and positive energy.

 You will have:

  • A love for ākonga and their ako
  • A track record of success in leading change
  • A focus on enhancing community engagement
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and strengths in relationship building
  • A growth mindset and willing to learn
  • Creativity in solving problems
  • Project management skills would be an advantage.

The kura/school:

Based in Merivale Christchurch, Heaton Normal Intermediate School is a  coeducational, two-year school catering for approximately 550 ākonga/students aged 11–13 years.

What makes Te Kura o Heaton special:

  • Our outstanding team of highly qualified, experienced and skilled teachers - specialists in working early adolescent.
  • Ākonga centred, active learning focusing on questioning, critical thinking and problem solving is a learning philosophy that underpins the way we teach. Our school is part of the global initiative, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL).
  • 7 specialists teach, food and fibre technology, hard materials technology, digital technology, visual art, performing arts, science, physical education, Te Reo Māori and dedicated Learning Support and ESOL teachers.
  • Heaton plays an important role in supporting pre-service teacher training providers.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Andrea Bankier
(027) 447 8102

Please see below to view our Candidate Briefing Information
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Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HASSC

Listed 2:16 PM 18 January 2022
Closes 5pm 07 February 2022

Heaton Normal Intermediate NZ

School details

Heaton Normal Intermediate

Type: Intermediate
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 9
Roll: 513

School number: 3372
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Physical address:
Heaton Street, Merivale, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 5242, Papanui, Christchurch, 8542.0