[Years 1-13, Roll 80] U2 Principal/Tumuaki 

Tīhei Mauri Ora!

E ngā reo

E ngā mana

E nga rau Rangatira mā

Tēnā koutou katoa

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

Mangakāhia Area School can be found in the small township of Titoki, which is situated in the beautiful Mangakāhia Valley, a short 20-minute drive northwest of Whangārei. There are great opportunities for the students and school to grow and it is endowed with extensive facilities and natural resources and supported by a passionate community.  

Our school is seeking a Principal who is ready to make a difference and is not put off by a challenge. We are looking for a strong, competent and caring leader who has experience within a senior leadership team and is dedicated to realising the capabilities of our students and enhancing the mana of our school. With a new charter and strategic plan to develop for 2022-2024 we require a principal who can develop a vision in collaboration with whānau, community and key partners.

The Principal would work with the Commissioner, staff, students and whānau and local community to strengthen and uplift the school and address any issues and barriers in order to achieve the students and the school’s potential.

As the school roll is predominantly Māori and located within a strong Māori community, the new Tumuaki will be committed to ongoing engagement with Māori learners in the context of their whānau, and their culture, identity and language. Key attributes would include the ability to establish strong and authentic relationships with whānau, community and key partners and to be an outstanding communicator.

Applicants must be committed to further developing the journey developed over the past year to enhance outcomes for young people and their whānau.

How to apply

The essential application form must be obtained from Ngaire Jermaine of Kea Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For a school visit or chat about the school contact the Commissioner, Vivien Knowles on (027) 2866 325.

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..

  • The closing date is Monday 25 July at 5.00 pm.

  • Referee reports due by 1 August 5.00 pm.

  • Interview day Saturday, 13 August.

  • Starting day 17 October day 1, term 4 (or by negotiation).

Documents for the Application:

icon download 1  1. Letter from KEA

icon download 1  2. Letter from Commissioner

icon download 1  3. Job Description

icon download 1  4. Person Specification

icon download 1  5. School Description

icon download 1  6. ERO Report (link to ERO Report website)

icon download 1  7. Quick Referee Report - Please provide 3 Referee Reports (Word document)

icon download 1  8. Gazette Advertising

Supporting Documents

Te Paparahi o Te Raki (Northland) | Waitangi Tribunal


School Website

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