[Years 1 - 8, Roll 450]


Experience Life in a 21st Century Town

Our Board is searching for an outstanding person to follow on from our respected principal of 24 years who retires in July.

The town of Ashburton, located near lakes and mountains, offers a modern living environment offering great lifestyle opportunities and fantastic new community amenities that are detailed in the application pack.

We are an International Baccalaureate [IB] accredited school of 450 that is seeking an inspirational and empowering educational leader who would build on, and value, our strong foundations in order to take our school into an exciting future.  

Our school is on two sites – a town-site [Years 1-8] with the majority of our students and a small rural site [Years 1-6] at Lagmhor about 12 km inland. Both schools have a common Board of Trustees. We are in the Hakatere [Ashburton] Kahui Ako I COL.

We can offer the right person a stimulating educational environment; a beautiful physical environment [Green-Gold Enviroschool]; great support from an active Board, highly professional staff and a proud bicultural/multicultural community.

Our students enjoy fabulous outdoor activities, exciting EOTC and an amazingly comprehensive, high quality Arts programme. Student Voice is taken very seriously.

Key attributes of our next principal will include having:

  • Current Education Council registration.

  • An interest in engaging with and developing our IB programme.

  • Experience within a highly successful senior leadership/management team.

  • Leadership qualities that are inclusive, collaborative and motivational.

  • Outstanding relationships combined with excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to lead a school on two sites.

  • A clear child-centred educational philosophy.

  • High visibility within the school and the community.

  • Active enthusiasm for our fabulous Outdoor Education programmes.

  • Support for our comprehensive Arts programme.

  • Active engagement with our bicultural and multicultural ethos.

  • Total support of Student Voice and our Green-Gold Enviroschool status.

Application Process

Application packs can be found on the KEA website www.keaeducation.nz.

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

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 14 May 2018.

Applicants will hear on 28 May if they go to interview on Saturday, 2 June 2018.

The Position commences by negotiation.

School Website

Applicants should also study the school’s website on www.ashborough.school.nz.