Principal – Junior School, New Zealand

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Kristin SchoolNew Zealand

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Principal – Junior School

  • Leading co-educational international school
  • Dynamic, creative and contemporary learning environment
  • Albany location with outstanding grounds and facilities


Kristin is one of New Zealand's finest independent schools. It provides exceptional all-round education for over 1600 students from Early Learning to Year 13. The school attracts highly talented staff who inspire the highest level of academic achievement and offers a high performing array of co-curricular activities. Progressive and global in its approach, Kristin provides dual pathways through NCEA and the International Baccalaureate, a well-respected international programme. Dedicated to providing a caring, supportive environment, our aspiration for all students is to think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn enthusiastically throughout life.


Our current Junior School Principal has been appointed to an Executive Principal role in another leading Independent School. Consequently, an amazing opportunity has arisen for a charismatic and inspiring leader to join our Senior Leadership Team in Term 3, 2018. Our Junior School encompasses Years 1-6 with 450 students, alongside our newly opened Early Learning Centre and well-established Kindergarten. The role offers the opportunity to continue the successes of the Junior School while continually improving relationships within the wider school and Kristin community. This role reports to the Executive Principal and focuses on the strategic and operational management of the school in alignment with the Middle and Senior schools. The capability to lead a diverse team effectively and creatively and contribute positively to the wider Senior Leadership Team is essential.

Experience needed

A strong and proven track record of innovation and educational excellence in Primary Education is essential for this role. You will have a passion for leading, motivating and developing people, a strong knowledge of curriculum and a focus on innovative student learning experiences. Kind and generous, you will have the proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with our students, staff, families, community, and prospective families. You will create a happy and positive environment, where children flourish with personalised care and attention and build a commitment to cultural diversity and understanding.

As a charismatic leader, you will have exceptional communication, time management and business skills along with strong financial management skills. Their capability to lead a diverse team effectively and creatively and contribute positively to the whole school Senior Leadership Team is essential.

As this role oversees the operations of our Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten, knowledge of these early childhood education would be advantageous, but not essential.

Most importantly, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate commitment to Kristin's values and its distinct motto to "Progress with Vision, Integrity and Love".

Benefits & Culture

Kristin offers the opportunity to work with exceptional leaders who are dedicated and passionate about creating world citizens who are truly `Future ready`. You will have creative freedom, support from the senior leadership team, and a commitment to your professional development. Enjoy a highly competitive remuneration package, park like grounds, staff car parking and gymnasium. To find out more about our School and culture please visit our website or Facebook page.

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If you wish to discuss this role in confidence please contact Rebecca Isted, Director of Human Resources on (09) 415 5097 or email

Applications close on Friday 23 February 2018.

Job location

More about Kristin School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: 360 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 415 9566
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Based on Auckland’s North Shore.  Approx 1600 students, co-ed, K-13. International Baccalaureate. Educational excellence.