Whakatane High School is situated in the heart of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. We are a thriving school with a strong culture of creating a sense of family/whanau for our students. Half of our students are Maori and there is a natural expression of Maori culture throughout our school which is important to us.

We are looking for an experienced Principal who can enhance the positives of our school and who can lead and engage the school community in meeting today’s education challenges.

Our new Principal will need to be someone who:

  • is enthusiastic, motivated and open to new opportunities for the school
  • has high expectations for students and a love for teaching and learning
  • will foster a caring and inclusive environment at school
  • will ensure a commitment to biculturalism
  • will embed and live the school’s core values of Achievement (Whainga), Respect (Mana) and Responsibility (Kawenga)
  • has excellent financial and business acumen and a growing knowledge of digital technologies

Whakatane High School is a restorative school and the maintenance of positive relationships with students, staff and our community is essential.

Please contact the Principal's PA, Mrs Anne Nillesen on for an application pack.

Applications (including covering letter and CV with three referees) close Friday 13 September 2019.


Social Studies and History Teacher

Permanent full-time
Immediate start

Whakatane High School welcomes applications from committed New Zealand registered teachers conversant with the New Zealand curriculum. Successful applicants will need to actively participate in Teaching as Inquiry, commit to the school’s restorative culture and contribute to the full extra-curriculum programme.

Applications close Thursday, 29 August, 2019. Please send a covering letter, CV and the completed application form to the Principal’s PA, Mrs Anne Nillesen

Application form


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