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Girls' School Principal

St Kentigern
New Zealand
Full Time
On site, no remote
Applications close:
Posted 1 week ago
  • Collaborative Organisational Executive Team
  • Committed and talented educators and non-teaching professionals
  • Engaged and inspired student and parent community


Saint Kentigern Girls’ School Principal - Shaping the leaders and creators of tomorrow.

Embark on an extraordinary journey with Saint Kentigern, nurturing young minds and guiding future leaders.  This is a remarkable opportunity to have impact and provide inspiration by becoming part of our dynamic family.

About the School

Saint Kentigern Girls’ School stands as a beacon of exceptional primary education in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand.  Situated alongside the Boys’ School and the newly opened Preschool on the scenic Shore Road campus, the School boasts state-of-the-art facilities and custom, learning inspired resources and spaces.  Intimate class sizes ensure every student receives the individual attention she deserves with tailored programs catering to the unique needs of girls from Years 0-8.

At the heart of Saint Kentigern’s Presbyterian belief lies a values-based learning community that holds academic excellence, student wellbeing and service to others as its core foundation.

A close-knit family of dedicated staff, inspired students, and supportive parents, it is a nurturing and supportive environment within which to grow and excel.

About the Role

The Executive Trustee is seeking a visionary leader to work as part of Saint Kentigern’s Leadership Team, which oversees its four schools and 3,500 students.

The focus will be on providing clear direction and leadership for the Girls’ School, with broad responsibility for its students, staff, assets, reputation, enrolment, and financial performance.

Building enduring relationships within our diverse communities, as well as the wider educational sphere in New Zealand and beyond, will be central to being an ambassador and advocate for Saint Kentigern Girls’ School.  It is an opportunity to make a profound impact, not just on the School, but on the lives and futures of its girls, staff and community.

What You Will Bring to the Role

Saint Kentigern Trust Board seeks a dynamic Principal with a proven record of innovation and dedication to educational excellence at a senior leadership level.  While a background in independent primary or middle schools is preferred, Saint Kentigern welcomes candidates from diverse educational settings.

Understanding and cherishing the Christian faith upon which Saint Kentigern is founded is vital. Equally important is the ability to build enduring connections with parents, staff, students, and the wider community.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a collaborative leadership model within an educational environment, along with a genuine commitment to advancing curriculum development and student wellbeing.

This role calls for a confident and decisive leadership style, with demonstrated success in achieving key commercial objectives and brand enhancement.

Saint Kentigern warmly welcomes and encourages talented candidates, from both local and international backgrounds, to submit their application.

If you are driven by the aspiration to be part of the Saint Kentigern family, renowned for its academic excellence, sporting achievements, cultural vibrancy, and unwavering commitment to service, you are invited to apply.  Your journey to champion a legacy and shape the future of the next generation begins here.


To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to [email protected] quoting 8sk. Applications close on 11 October 2023 at 5.30 pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

To view the Candidate Briefing document, please click here.

For more information please phone Rebecca Jamieson on +64 21 983 176.

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