[Years 0 - 8, Roll 375]

A rare opportunity for an inspiring leader at a sought-after school in rural southern Auckland has become available.

Waiau Pa School is centrally located in Franklin near Clarks Beach. Travel to the school is an easy commute.

Our school is very well resourced and has a fine reputation for student achievement.

We are very proud of our ERO report of February 2019 that acknowledges our clear strategic direction and that we have a “caring, collaborative learning environment”.

We have a great culture in our school and community and enjoy stable staffing and terrific support from board and community.

The ideal person for this school will be:

  • A strategic thinker who can also ‘walk the talk”.

  • An educational leader who knows how to lift children’s achievement levels in key subject areas including technology and e-learning.

  • A person with a desire to enhance science education and the learning of languages including Te Reo.

  • A leader familiar with Kotter’s research into effective change management.

  • Inclusive, visible and approachable with a great sense of humour and who enjoys excellent relationships.

Application Schedule

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

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 5 October 2020.  

Applicants will hear shortly after 20 October if they go to interview on Saturday, 31 October 2020.

Position commences the start of term 1, 2021.

How to apply

The two essential application forms 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..

Documents for the Application:

icon download 1  1. KEA Letter

icon download 1  2. Board Chairperson Letter

icon download 1  3. Principal Job Description

icon download 1  4. Principal Person Description 

icon download 1  5. Waiau Pa School Description

icon download 1  6. Waiau Pa Map Location

icon download 1  7. Clean Slate Act

icon download 1  8. Waiau Pa Gazette Advertising

icon download 1  9. ERO Report from 2019 (link to ERO Report website) 

School Website

Applicants should also study the school’s website: