Puketaha School Waikato

Principal U5


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

Listed 1:20 PM 20 January 2022
Closes 4pm 11 February 2022
Vacancy reference #: 1HASU_

Puketaha School, Y0–8, is located on the outskirts of Hamilton, offering a rural context close to the city. For our approximately 300 students, grouped in 4 innovative learning environments, our shared vision is to develop their unique gifts and talents and equip them with the learning capacity to thrive in our complicated world. 

Our current principal has decided the time is right for a new challenge so we are seeking an exceptional leader to continue the momentum of recent years and take this great school into the future. 

The Board wants to appoint a leader who:

  • Articulates a clear and captivating vision and demonstrates a collaborative approach to strategic planning
  • Is energetic, passionate and genuinely caring, placing student outcomes and wellbeing at the centre of all decision making
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of curriculum, including assessment and reporting against curriculum levels, and is abreast of major pedagogical developments
  • Understands tikanga and te Ao Māori and can bring it to life within the school environment
  • Demonstrates a high level of financial acumen and has experience and expertise in property and health and safety management.

The staff and community want:

  • An authentic, courageous, principled leader who empowers staff to contribute to planning and solutions and inspires professional growth
  • A strong communicator who is willing to listen and builds positive, reciprocal relationships with all stakeholders
  • A deep understanding of ILEs and experience leading collaborative teams

Our students want:

  • A principal who knows students’ names, is a visible and welcoming presence, gets involved with them and their interests.

How to apply

To view application pack and apply online, please use the vacancy link. For school visits or enquiries, contact

Vicky McLennan
(022) 304 0281

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HASU_

Listed 1:20 PM 20 January 2022
Closes 4pm 11 February 2022

Puketaha School NZ

School details

Puketaha School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 7
Roll: 286

School number: 1907
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Physical address:
Puketaha Road, Puketaha, Hamilton

Postal Address:
Puketaha Road RD 1, Hamilton, 3281.0