Pakuranga College Auckland

Deputy Principal

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Deputy principal

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

Listed 2:55 pm 24 June 2024
Closes 4pm 26 July 2024
Vacancy reference #: 1HAhAP

Pakuranga College is a large (2,200+ students), coeducational, culturally diverse secondary school located in Pakuranga, East Auckland. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dedicated senior leadership team, as a deputy principal. The leadership skills required in our new deputy principal will be based on strong relationship skills and a commitment to excellence. The appointee will be a person of integrity and experience who values excellence in education and who is able to contribute to an innovative leadership team. 

The Pakuranga College Board invites suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the position of deputy principal at our college. 

The successful applicant will have: 

  • Proven administrative and organisational management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community.
  • Proven ability to model and encourage quality teaching and learning through effective use of educational research.
  • Ability to proactively bring change and innovation to areas including curriculum and pedagogy.
  • The ability to mentor staff and to work collegially to build cohesive teams.
  • The willingness and ability to learn, adapt and grow in the position.
  • A commitment to the school’s co-curricular programme.
  • A sense of humour, tolerance and respect for all.

Our new deputy principal will uphold and actively promote our school values of inclusivity, integrity, care, innovation, partnership, and excellence; and demonstrate high performance in all key areas of educational leadership. You will embrace opportunities to engage with our community and actively build connections which support the college’s ability to provide enhanced educational opportunities. For more information about Pakuranga College, please visit our school website

Visits to the school can be arranged through Candice-Lee Dennis ( or (09) 534 7159 extn 712)

The position commences at the start of term 4, 2024.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Billy Merchant
(09) 534 7159

Download our application form
Pakuranga College Employment Application Guidelines v30

Vacancy reference #:1HAhAP

Listed 2:55 pm 24 June 2024
Closes 4pm 26 July 2024

Pakuranga College NZ

School details

Pakuranga College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 0
Roll: 2257

School number: 80
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Physical address:
Pigeon Mountain Road, Bucklands Beach, Auckland

Postal Address:
P O Box 82090, Highland Park, Auckland, 2143