3 positions – U1 principal, class teacher and office administrator

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As seen on “Seven Sharp TV”.

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding new challenge for 2020? Look no further! A golden opportunity awaits the right people in our small and caring rural school.

Our Board is searching for an outstanding U1 teaching principal to build on the wonderful work of our recently promoted principal. In-class teaching is 2.5 days per week. The position attracts a collective agreement isolation allowance.

The appointee should be enthusiastic about working within a welcoming, close-knit rural community.  You will need to be visible and engaged with our community.

The appointee must:

  • Be a strong role model and so highly professional and ethical.

  • Be child-centred and inclusive.

  • Be a positive person with a good sense of humour.

  • Be pro-active and future focused.

  • Be a collaborative inspirational leader.

  • Be a highly capable classroom teacher.

  • Have all-round excellent communication capabilities.

  • Be willing to take a full part in our bicultural approach to life.

  • Celebrate our diversity.

  • Have wonderful relationships with all stakeholders.

  • Be approachable, visible and engaged.

A permanent, full-time teaching position is also available for a very capable teacher. The two teaching positions start 29 January 2020.

We can offer the right people a stimulating educational environment; a beautiful physical environment and great support from our Board. A schoolhouse is available to rent.

View the Seven sharp video as a great introduction to our school. Just click on this link.


 Key Dates for the Appointments:

  • Applications close at 5.00pm 30 September 2019.

  • Applications for all positions close at 5.00 pm on 30 September 2019.  Interviews for the principalship are on Saturday, 19 October 2019.

  • Interviews for the teaching position will be notified in due course.

  • The principal position commences 29 January 2020.

Documents for the Application: 

icon download 1 1. KEA Letter

icon download 1  2. Chairperson Letter

icon download 1  3. Description of School and Community

icon download 1  4. Clean Slate Act

icon download 1  5. Gazette Advertising

icon download 1  6. IMPORTANT - Directions to Waikaretu

icon download 1  7. Waikaretu Location


Position - Principal U1

icon download 1  1. Principal - Person Description

Position - Class teacher – permanent, full-time

icon download 1  1 Teacher Job Description


Position - Office administrator – part-time, 20 hours per week.

icon download 1  1. Office Administrator - Job Description & Appraisal Template

icon download 1  2. Office Administrator - Responsiblities & Appraisal Template

Application Process

The essential application form must be obtained from Ngaire Jermaine of KEA Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For enquiries about the process do text Alan Jermaine on (021) 119 3309 and he will call you.

School Website

Visit the school website http://www.waikaretu.school.nz