[Years 1 - 8, Roll 270]

 Whitiora Primary School (Hamilton)

A great little school in the heart of the city

Principal/Tumuaki U4    Year 1-8.   Decile 2.  End of year roll c270

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

With the departure of our much admired principal, Paul Cooper, we are seeking an experienced, highly motivated and energetic leader who will embrace the journey we are currently on. 

We are looking for a leader who embraces diversity and will continue to promote our proven approach to learning within our ILE learning centres. Whitiora is a well-resourced school in terms of support people and we are fortunate to have a very dedicated and professional staff as well as a highly supportive School Board.

Our new principal will be a :

  • “People-person” who enjoys wonderful relationships with a school’s stakeholders.

  • Strong professional leader of learning who can inspire staff, students and community.

  • Person passionate about, and committed to, raising achievement of students.

  • Strong advocate of te Tiriti o Waitangi, tikanga and te Reo.

  • Champion of student voice and of students’ right to their own identity

  • Role model of ethical, collaborative leadership with a deep understanding of change management.                               


Application Schedule

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

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Thursday 6 May 2021.  

Applicants will hear just after Thursday 17 May 6.00 pm if they will go through to the Sunday, 6 June 2021.

Position commences the start day 1, week 1 term 3 (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 information about the school’s culture and education, or to visit the school, contact the principal, Paul Cooper on (07) 839-5579.

  • 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 Chairperson Letter

icon download 1  3. Principal Performance Agreement Job Description & Career Structure Portfolio

icon download 1  4. School Description

icon download 1  5. 2021 Charter, Strategic & Annual Plan - Whitiora School 2091

icon download 1  6. Clean Slate Act

icon download 1  7. Template - Quick Referee Report

icon download 1  8. Reflections for Application

icon download 1  9. Whitiora School  Gazette Advertising

School Website

Applicants should also study the school’s website: http://www.whitiora.school.nz.