Westmere School | Te Rehu

Principal | Tumuaki

Central Auckland | Years 0-6 | U5

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a school in Central Auckland. Our current Principal is moving closer to home and after over five years of valued leadership, we are sad to see her leave. This brings an amazing opportunity for another special person to lead our school into the future, one who can champion and deliver our vision and strategic goals. The successful candidate will be well supported by a committed and dedicated staff and will work alongside a motivated Board, supportive whānau, and a diverse, engaged community.

Our school population is currently 430 students, 80 of whom learn in our Māori medium pathway, Ngā Uri o Ngā Iwi. We are proud of our school’s 108-year history, and the strong, unrelenting focus we have on quality teaching and learning, student progress and achievement. We make very good use of the Central City’s resources like the Auckland Zoo and the Museum, and the natural resources on our doorstep - Cox’s Bay Reserve, Jaggers Bush, Te Tokaroa |Meola Reef, and two significant awa in Waitītiko and Waiateao.

Our ideal candidate will be someone who:

  • Sets high standards for teaching and learning, and prioritising student achievement
  • Ensures quality professional development and that it translates into effective classroom practices
  • Is a strong communicator who communicates openly, honestly and relates well with all stakeholders
  • Brings Te Tiriti o Waitangi to life in our school, normalises Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori across the kura, fostering a culturally inclusive environment
  • Advocates for diversity and inclusion
  • Is visible, approachable and engages easily with all stakeholders in the school community
  • Acts as a coach and an inspiring role model, and is experienced in successfully managing change
  • Values cohesion in administrative systems, demonstrates commercial acumen, and uses best practices to recruit, encourage and grow talented staff and leaders

We welcome visits to the school. Please contact Lisa Young on (09) 361 0014 or email wms@westmere.school.nz to organise a suitable time.

Applications close 1:00 pm, Monday 18 March 2024

Position commences Term 2 2024 or as negotiated

Please contact us if you have any questions.