Roll: about 380   Years 7-8

Kelston Intermediate (West Auckland.)

Principal / Tumuaki  U5 

E rapu ana tō tātou kura i tetahi tumuaki e tika ana, hei kōkiri i te ako ā o tātou tamariki ki tua.

​Our amazing Principal is joining the Māori Achievement Collaborative (MAC) to enhance the ability of principals to lead their schools and to improve outcomes for Maori students. The new Tumuaki will be an exceptionally collaborative leader who can motivate staff and students to success.

Kelston Intermediate is experiencing considerable roll growth – from 253 in 2016 to 380 in 2021.  We have raised achievement and engagement through the development of our culturally, socially, and academically engaging graduate profile. We need an outstanding leader who can establish excellent relationships with all stakeholders, commit to genuine student voice and maintain the momentum of our journey.

We offer five bilingual classes: 2 Maori, 2 Samoan and one Tongan. ERO (2019) states, “Cultural and linguistic diversity are viewed as strengths to be nurtured and enriched.” We also have a Tamatoa class for boys and a satellite class for the Kelston Deaf Centre.

The Tumuaki must have a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be dedicated to continuing our critically conscious, culturally sustaining learning environment and curriculum that maximises student success as it states in our Charter and Taumata. 

Key dates for the appointment

  • Applications close Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 5.00 pm. 

  • Applicants will hear soon after 17 May if they are to be interviewed. Interview day is Saturday, 22 May 2021.  

  • Starting date is 26 July 2021

How to apply

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

  • For a chat about the school's culture and education, contact the principal Phil Gordon on (09) 818 5544

  • To visit the school by appointment contact principal, Phil Gordon on (09) 818 5544

  • 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. BOT Letter

icon download 1 3. Principal's Performance Agreement

icon download 1 4. School Description

icon download 1 5. Person Description

icon download 1 6. Report Staff Survey

icon download 1 7. Report Student Survey

icon download 1  8. Reflections for Application

icon download 1  9. Quick Referee Report Template

icon download 1  10. Clean Slate Act

 icon download 1  11. Gazette Advertising

School Website

Applicants should also study the school’s website on