Are you a leader who wants to fast track your career? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, pull on your red bands and come and join our rural community at Taoroa School? Do you value the learning potential of many contexts; 4 walls, the river, the stables or no walls at all?
If so, Taoroa School has the perfect opportunity for you! This is an awesome chance to grow your leadership at an outstanding rural school. A school that truly values personalised teaching and learning through a rich and hands-on localised curriculum. We develop agentic ākonga who are connected to our place and our people, engaged in their learning and empowered through taking action.
This maternity leave position commences in Term 3. The position is initially for 6 months with the potential for further extension. This position provides an excellent opportunity to take leave from your school, add this experience to your CV, and then either return to your kura or take the next step in your career. This experience will also give you a significant advantage over others when applying for a future Principal position.
We are seeking an inspiring leader to work collaboratively with our dedicated administration and support staff, Board, and community, who has the following:
· a passion and excitement for learning
· proven successful primary school leadership experience
· a commitment to community
· experience in achieving excellent educational outcomes for children
· a thorough knowledge of the NZ Curriculum.
· a sense of humour
Taoroa School is a U1 rural primary school situated 20 minutes east of Taihape with a role of 31. If you are sick of your daily commute, we have the answer! We have a tidy and cosy school house with amazing views! You will be able to save lots of money on both rent and travel costs, living right next door to our fantastic school. You will also have access to our school swimming pool, brand new tennis court and all the amenities that a school offers.
Our School is supported by an amazing community and dedicated staff who all consider themselves as whānau. We are dedicated to delivering a localised curriculum with experiences that our tamariki will remember for years to come.
Our school values of kindness, respect and resilience are the pillars of our kura and are explicitly taught and modelled by everyone in our school community. Our new principal will continue to uphold these values while ensuring the ongoing delivery of quality, future-focused learning and teaching.
If you would like to lead our special rural school, we would love to hear from you!
Please direct enquiries to and request an application pack from:
Sarah Wells, Board Chair
(021) 149 4686