[Years 0 - 6   Roll 266   Decile 5]

Birkdale Primary School, founded in 1894, is a future-focused school on Auckland’s North Shore. The board is searching for a worthy successor to our long-serving, super principal who is leaving to engage in future challenges. 

We seek an inspired and passionate educator with an inclusive and engaging leadership style. The successful applicant will have proven experience within a motivated leadership team and have qualifications that demonstrate that they are lifelong’ learners. lifelong learners

They will be respectful of the journey we have been on and will be committed to building on our proven strengths and including  developing  or strengthening positive relationships with our school community.

They will actively support PB4L, Te Puāwaitanga, our special character Level 1 full Māori immersion (rūmaki) for our tamariki and whānau wanting to be educated in Te Reo me ōna tikanga. They will also be supportive of and bring strength to the school’s continuing journey to refresh the New Zealand Curriculum including digital innovations, our valued EOTC, sports and cultural activities.

Our school's ideal Principal will:

  • Be an inspiring strategic thinker who can also ‘walk the talk'.

  • Have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Value and build on our bicultural and multicultural school ethos.

  • Maintain our strong home/school partnerships.

  • Promote 21st-century learning in real-world contexts and knows how to lift children’s achievement.

  • Be energetic, visible and approachable with a great sense of humour.

  • Have high expectations of self, staff, students and our community.

  • Have sound excellent knowledge and experience in modern pedagogy and the NZC.

  • Our new principal will have the privilege of working in an environment with motivated, committed staff members, enthusiastic students, involved whānau and a very supportive board of trustees.

Application Schedule

Applications should be as described in the application pack letter and received by e-mail.

Applications close on Monday, 20 September 2021 at 5.00 pm

Applicants will hear soon after 13 October if they go to interview on Saturday, 30 October 2021.

Position commences term 1, 2022.

How to apply

  • For the essential application form email Ngaire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • To visit the school, make an appointment with the principal Mrs Adrienne Mawer – phone (09) 483 7767.

  • For questions on the process phone Alan Jermaine (021) 119 3309 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Documents for the Application:

icon download 1  1. KEA Letter

icon download 1  2. Board Presiding Member Letter

icon download 1  3. Charter & Strategic Plan 

icon download 1  4. Person Description 

icon download 1  5. School - Description

icon download 1  6. Children's Voices

icon download 1  7. Staff Consultation

icon download 1  8. Parent Consultation

icon download 1  9. KEA - Quick Referee Report

icon download 1  10. Clean Slate Act

icon download 1  11. Birkdale Primary School Gazette Advertising 


School Website

Applicants should also study the school’s website: www.birkdaleprimary.school.nz.