Roll: 352 and growing   Years 0-8

Nurturing Excellence - in Staff, Students and the Learning Environment'

Since advertising this position in the Education Gazette and then actioning the free on-line advertisement, we find that the school roll has grown from 220 (ERO 2016) to 352 (MOE, 2019) thus making the position U5 rather than U4.

Our fantastic Mr Crumpton has changed careers and while sad to see him go, we supported that move and farewelled him with abundant recognition and gratitude for the way he transformed Ōrākei School.  The search is on for an outstanding educational leader with proven managerial ability that can continue to push our outstanding student achievement of our full primary.

Our diverse community is seeking a genuinely inclusive leader who can build strong relationships with our students, teachers and strengthen our home-school partnerships.  Warmth and strong personal relationships are an absolute "must" and enhanced by superb communication skills.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, dynamic, collaborative and future focused leader who is committed to nurturing and developing our learners and staff as well as continuing a culture of strong support for our teachers' professional development.  

The successful applicant will show a clear commitment to retaining the essence of our school's character, culture and values and also be committed to the Tiriti o Waitangi and our close historical and cultural relationship with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. 

Study our website for information on our Rumaki Reo and Montessori classes. Our new principal must support these programmes and continue to develop the school's overall drive for educational excellence.

Key dates for the appointment:

  • Applications close at 5.00 pm on 8 April 2019.  

  • Applicants will hear about 25th April if they go to interview on Saturday, 11 May 2019.

  • This position commences July 22  - day 1 of term 3, 2019.

Documents for the Application:

icon download 1 1. KEA Letter

icon download 1 2. Chairperson Letter

icon download 1  3. Person Description

icon download 1  4. School Charter

icon download 1  5.Clean Slate Act

icon download 1  6. Gazette Advertising

If you would like to receive the application form, please get in touch with Alan Jermaine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Phone (09) 418 0156

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