Current Vacancies

Principal Position

Alfredton School

U2 projected starting roll of 64. 0.3 classroom teaching component.

Full Primary Year 1-8

Tararua District



Inspiring learning for a lifetime - Little acorn to mighty oaks.

Our active & supportive school community seeks a highly effective educator across years 1 to 8, with proven successful leadership experience & a willingness to get stuck in with our rural community.


Alfredton is a well-resourced Year 1-8 school of approximately 64 (U2) students, located in the peaceful & picturesque Tararua District.  


This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to lead:

  • A passionate, committed staff
  • An innovative, inspirational & conceptual curriculum
  • In a collaborative community of schools
  • Supported by a dedicated  BOT with a strong focus on student achievement and engagement


We are looking for someone who:

  • Can embrace our school motto Inspiring Learning For a Lifetime – Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks & school values
  • Understands & respects the special nature of a rural, full primary school
  • Is a clear communicator, approachable
  • Can connect & collaborate with others. Willingness to actively participate in our Tararua Kāhui Ako is essential.
  • Can effectively lead change while valuing what is working & utilising the strengths & knowledge of the team
  • Is culturally inclusive
  • Is skilled in the use of digital technology
  • Has some current thinking & are open to exploring further, in relation to innovative teaching & learning approaches
  • Has a commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our student population in their academic, cultural and sporting endeavours.
  • Some prior experience in multi-level teaching would be an advantage.


This position has a teaching component of 0.3 and a management component of 0.7 for 2018.

Commencement date Term 2 2018.


Please contact the BOT Chair Russ Smith at with any questions or to arrange your school visit.

Applications close 4pm Monday 5th February 2018.



Alfredton School Person Specifications.docx48.08 KB
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