[Years 1-8, Roll 208] U4 Principal/Tumuaki 

Our wonderful principal is moving on to new horizons and so Waitoki School has an amazing opportunity for a new principal starting term two of 2023.

Waitoki is a full primary school with a roll of 208 young people. We are situated in the rural town of Waitoki, 40 minutes north of downtown Auckland. At Waitoki School we are a nurturing community of adaptive, curious, and creative lifelong learners who confidently achieve excellence through integrity and perseverance.

Waitoki School prides itself on recognising our students as individuals who bring experiences and talents to our learning community. A school wide virtues programme is in place that encourages and fosters good social skills including honesty, politeness and respect for others and the environment. We are proud of and cherish our rural character, idyllic location and the family-based atmosphere that encapsulates everything that we do here.

We are seeking a principal who is a competent leader, has strong personal and interpersonal skills, excellent curriculum knowledge, proven ability to lead learning, and has a well-developed child-centred education philosophy.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, highly motivated and energetic leader who will embrace the journey we are currently on and be committed to our school and community’s dreams and vision for young people.

Waitoki School is very fortunate to have a teaching staff made up of innovative, dedicated people who are committed to working alongside students to help them reach their potential. Our new principal will champion our staff and bring out the best in them.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and creative school with a strong set of values that underpins school life and our dealings with each other and our environment.

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..

  • To visit the school by appointment email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • For questions on the process phone or email Terry Hewetson HEDSOL an affiliate of KEA. Contact Terry on 0212719001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • The closing date is Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 5.00 pm.

  • Referee reports due by Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 5.00 pm.

  • Interview day Saturday 25th February 2023.

  • Starting date is TermTwo, April 2023.

Documents for the Application:

icon download 1  1. Chair Welcoming Letter

icon download 1  2. KEA Welcoming Letter

icon download 1  3. School Profile / Description 

icon download 1  4. Principal’s Job Description/Professional Standards

icon download 1  5. Education Gazette Advert.

icon download 1  6. Template - Quick referee report. 3 Referee Reports needed (Word document)

icon download 1  7. Charter/Strategic Plan 2021-2023

icon download 1  8. Clean Slate Act

icon download 1  9. ERO Report

School Website

Applicants should also study the school’s website: https://waitoki.school.nz/