Durie Hill School Manawatu/Whanganui


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, Hauora, Hangarau, Ngā Reo, Ngā Toi, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Pākehā, Tikanga ā-iwi, Pāngarau, Pūtaiao, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 2:33 pm 22 May 2023
Closes 5pm 16 June 2023
Vacancy reference #: 1HAa2R


Due to the retirement of our long serving Principal the Durie Hill School community is seeking a new Principal to lead us on the next part of our exciting educational journey. We are looking for a leader with excellent interpersonal skills, innovative educational pedagogy and proven inspirational leadership practices. 

Durie Hill School is situated 10 minutes from Whanganui CBD. Our school has a very proud and distinguished history and is the focal point of the Durie Hill Community.  Featuring a supportive Board, a committed staff, and positive community spirit, Durie Hill School is an attractive option for an experienced or aspiring Principal.  Could this be you?

The successful applicant will:

  • Be an approachable leader who displays natural warmth, compassion and a sense of humour with students, staff and community.
  • Be a NZ registered teacher with experience in managing and leading progressive change.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori, and possess a high degree of Cultural competence and responsiveness.
  • Have in-depth pedagogical and NZ Curriculum knowledge and experience.
  • Be inspirational, passionate and able to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships within the school and local community.
  • Be prepared to lead with Vision and collaboration and be prepared to make challenging decisions.

If this sounds like you then we look forward to your application. 

Commencement date will be term 4, 2023 or by negotiation.

How to apply

For an application pack, school visit, or inquiry, please contact:

Graeme McFadyen - Appointments Adviser
(022) 163 2892

Vacancy reference #:1HAa2R

Listed 2:33 pm 22 May 2023
Closes 5pm 16 June 2023

Durie Hill School NZ

School details

Durie Hill School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 0
Roll: 220

School number: 2355
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Physical address:
Portal Street, Durie Hill, Whanganui

Postal Address:
109 Portal Street, Durie Hill, Whanganui, 4500