Balfour School Southland


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 4:21 pm 06 September 2023
Closes 8pm 08 October 2023
Vacancy reference #: 1HAbxc

Balfour Primary (U2) school is situated on a spacious, well-resourced, and about to be renovated site in the small rural Northern Southland township of Balfour. Our school has a strong sense of community and a very active Home and School. Balfour School provides quality education for Y1–6 students, with the Balfour playcentre also on site. We have a current role of 79.

At Balfour School we pride ourselves on upholding our school's 4 values of be honest, be positive, be in-control and be respectful.  

The board is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate principal who can continue to build on our current strengths as well as taking the steps and initiative to shift our school forward into the future. We are looking for a relational leader who is passionate about education. 

The suitable applicant will:

  • Have in-depth NZ Curriculum knowledge
  • Have the capability to lead and build capacity in our high-quality staff
  • Have a commitment to te ao Māori and tikanga Māori
  • Be able to build strong relationships with the local community
  • Be a highly visible role model who ensures our school is a safe and welcoming place
  • Have high expectations for learning and behaviour
  • Have effective business and financial skills including familiarity with MOE compliance. 

The position starts at the beginning of term 1, 2024. You must have a NZ work visa with minimum 3 years remaining and be available for interviews at the school first two weeks of term 4. 

How to apply

Please email your CV, covering letter and the attached completed forms, and direct enquiries to:

Lyndon Duff, Presiding Member
(027) 436 8640

Position Description
Balfour School Principal Position Description v5

Application Pack
Balfour School Information v3

Vacancy reference #:1HAbxc

Listed 4:21 pm 06 September 2023
Closes 8pm 08 October 2023

Balfour School NZ

School details

Balfour School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 0
Roll: 79

School number: 3932
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Physical address:
131 Queen Street, Balfour

Postal Address:
P O Box 96, Balfour, 9746