Employment Information

Deputy Principal - Learning Support and Pastoral Care

Due to an exciting new opportunity for our existing Deputy Principal, Pillans Point School seeks applications for the above role.

The successful applicant will have leadership experience within a primary school setting and also have worked with children with additional needs. You will be able to clearly reflect an approach to children with additional needs, from ORS children through to one-off behaviour situations. You will also have an understanding of the MOE Learning Support Delivery Model and understand how to access the support and services our children and teachers deserve. You will have the ability to build relationships with multiple agencies, parents and staff that are long-lasting and are based on integrity and respect.

While your key responsibility will be Learning Support and Pastoral care, you will also be an integral part of our school leadership team, working very closely with the DP - Curriculum and the Principal. You will be able to demonstrate and build effective relationships with all of the senior leaders, staff, children and the wider community. You will have the ability to lead and grow others as well as yourself.

Non-negotiable requirements for this role include competent use of HERO student management system and the Google suite, a sense of humour, love and dedication to colleagues and children alike and lastly, confidentiality beyond reproach.

Criteria for Appointment

The Deputy Principal we appoint will be:

• A future-focused, leader who is prepared to take risks

• Knowledgeable in developing an integrated curriculum with a focus on children at the centre

• Competent in the use of data to improve student learning outcomes

• Able to set and maintain high expectations and standards for staff and students

• A collaborative team player with a sense of humour who is flexible and resourceful

• A resilient leader who is able to build positive relationships with students, colleagues and the community

• An effective communicator who is open to new and innovative ideas with the ability to initiate and lead change

• An efficient and organised worker with a dynamic and motivated approach to their work

• An effective strategic thinker keen to advance their professional skills and career

• Committed to the school's positive culture and actively involved in wider school life

• Willing to engage in the Kahui Ako

• A solution-focused self-motivated person who engages in collaborative inquiry

• Model professional behaviour and practice

Information for Applicants

5 Permanent Management Units

The role is fully released from the classroom but will include elements of teaching if and when required depending on the needs of the school each year.

The Pillans Point School Appointments Committee has set the following timeline for the appointment of the Deputy Principal. Every effort will be made to keep to the following schedule in determining the successful candidate.

Gazette Advertisement                                          Thursday 16th September

Closing Date for Applications                                 Friday 15th October

Shortlisting completed                                           Tuesday 19th / Wednesday 20th October

Candidates Notified                                               Tuesday 19th / Wednesday 20th October

Presentation and Interviews                                  Friday 29th October

Successful Candidate Announced                         Friday 29th October

Appointment Begins                                               Day One Term 1 2022 or as agreed


At the interview, shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a short presentation and will be notified of the presentation topic prior to the interview.

Application Process

All applicants will need to complete the following;

1. Send a cover letter and CV to jobs@pillanspoint.school.nz  before the closing date.

2. Complete the APPLICATION FORM in full. (Please note that this is a google form and will be sent directly to Pillans Point School once you submit it. There are 6 sections to this form, you are able to scroll through and read all of the sections before answering and then submitting.)

3. Please forward the following REFEREE FORM to 3 professional referees to complete. Please let them know that these referee reports need to be completed on or before the closing date. 

4. If you have any questions please contact Matt Simeon via email principal@pillanspoint.school.nz 


Supporting Documents 

The following supporting documents will give you further insight into both the position and Pillans Point School. 

1. Job Description

2. 2021 - 2024 School Charter 

3. New Staff Information

4. Teaching and Learning at Pillans Point School