Associate Principal


We are seeking a motivated leader, with strengths in educational leadership and is future focused. This is your opportunity to take a key role in developing and implementing innovative learning opportunities that deeply engage students and promote student achievement.


Rangiora High School is a large, co-educational, decile 9 state school situated 30 minutes from Christchurch. It is an exciting time to join our school as we implement a connected curriculum using innovative teaching and learning programmes within flexible learning spaces to create an engaging school. At the heart of our vision and at the centre of our work are our students and we want the best for them. We want to see them profoundly engaged in learning and through this engagement to have them experience success and gain achievement in qualifications so that they can effectively transition to further learning, training and the employment.


This new position has primary responsibility for the portfolio of ‘Learning Opportunities’. The key goal of this portfolio is to create innovative learning opportunities for students that are inclusive, equitable and relevant with clear pathways to future learning, training and employment.


We are looking for an educational leader who is:

  • Skilled in leading change while nurturing and upholding the school’s values, culture and commitment to educational excellence.
  • A visionary leader; an innovator who uses inquiry to give effect to the New Zealand Curriculum in ways that best meet student needs, that are inclusive, equitable and relevant with clear pathways to future learning, training and employment.
  • A transformational leader who is committed to team collaboration and positive school- community relationships with key stakeholders including our neighbouring schools, prospective students, their whānau, the local community and tertiary providers.
  • A strategic thinker, who works collaboratively, builds highly functioning teams, leads by example and is an inspiration to work with.
  • An open and honest communicator who has a genuine liking for young people and will build positive relationships with staff, whānau and the wider community.
  • Strongly committed to ako, PB4L, restorative practice and culturally responsive approaches.


Information on the role



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How to apply


To apply in strict confidence, email your cover letter, CV and completed application form to Applications close at 4.00pm on Monday 20 August 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.


Your application also needs to include four completed reference checks.  We ask that you forward the Referee’s Report to the following people:


  • Your employer (Board Chair or Principal or Manager)
  • A colleague or Senior Leader (someone you work with)
  • A staff member (someone who reports to you)
  • One other person of your choice


Please ask your referees to email their completed referee form to by 4.00pm on Monday 20 August 2018.


It is anticipated that shortlisting, referee checking and interviews will be completed by the beginning of September. The new Associate Principal will then commence work at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.


For more information, please contact the Principal’s PA, Faye Wallcroft, on 03 3118888, extension 2001.



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