Tumuaki / Principal

This is a rare opportunity.  

Taradale Primary School, located in sunny Napier, Hawke’s Bay focuses on the hauora of the whole school community. We are a friendly bunch, proud of who we are, and we care deeply about creating a positive and supporting learning environment for all our ākonga and kaiako. Our Board is ambitious and totally committed to sustained improvement, we remain focused on the importance of our values and whakawhanaungatanga.   

With the resignation of our long serving and much-loved tumuaki, we now invite applications from accomplished educational leaders who can deliver a unique vision for our special school. 

As the successful candidate, you will bring passion, energy and enthusiasm to all that you do. You’ll be a polished and engaging communicator and collaborator, a seeker of new and innovative ideas, a coach, a thought provoker, a storyteller. You are a promoter of inclusivity, always approachable, kind and open, an empathetic listener. 

You understand the hauora of staff and tamariki are as important as academic success. You will embrace our cultural practices and will work to adopt and strengthen Te Ao Māori within our kura. 

You build trust and accountability with your community, but most importantly you are a strong visionary leader!

Ultimately you are the one who brings the school and community together, you enable staff and ākonga to reach the very best of their potential and to prepare our tamariki for lifelong learning.

Starting date is term 2, 2023.

How to apply

Email for an application pack.

Stephen Hensman
(027) 364 7094

Closes 5pm, 7th February 2023