Where Kiwi Explorers connect & make a difference

Rector (Principal)

St Andrew's College
New Zealand
Full Time
On site, no remote
Applications close:
Posted 1 month ago


  • Exceptional educational leadership opportunity
  • Leading independent co-educational day and boarding school
  • Balancing excellence, innovation, inclusivity, tradition and values
  • Christchurch, New Zealand

St Andrew’s College is a leading independent, co-educational day and boarding school set in a large, picturesque campus in the heart of Christchurch.  With a roll of 1600, it is the South Island’s only independent school offering places from Pre-school to Year 13.

Founded in 1917 in the Presbyterian faith, with a rich history to draw on, today the College has developed a brand of education which adapts quickly to the demands of the present while holding true to the values of the College’s founders.  This gives the students a combination of freedom and boundaries which results in young people with roots and wings to flourish in an ever-changing world.

St Andrew’s embraces an extensive co-curricular programme, with over 95% of students participating in sports and cultural offerings. With three boarding houses on site, and an outdoor education facility in Castle Hill, St Andrew’s provides a breadth of opportunities to enable each student, whatever their talents and interests, to excel.

The next Rector will build on St Andrew’s high quality educational programme and learning environment.  They will lead staff and students, inspiring and encouraging their learning and growth while celebrating their diversity in a supportive and caring environment.  The Rector will provide strategic and operational leadership, accompanied by an empathetic and inclusive leadership style.  A commitment to the longevity of the College through progressive education and astute commercial acumen will ensure the College continues to thrive.

The Rector will lead the way in ensuring the College continues to create a sense of belonging for the whole St Andrew’s community.  They will champion the College’s culture and values and be committed to the College’s vision of: Together, building better people, for life.

Attributes of the Rector will include:

  • Engaging and inspiring leadership demonstrated in a complex and progressive educational setting;
  • Expertise in educational innovation and excellence that supports the broad range of academic, co-curricular and pastoral programmes offered;
  • Strategic and commercial acumen relevant to the membership of a large independent school and working with a highly engaged Board;
  • Strong respectful relationship building, sound judgement, influencing and decision-making skills.

As this role is central to College life, it is expected the successful candidate will live next to campus in College-owned accommodation.

For further information on St Andrew’s College, please visit the College’s website -  www.stac.school.nz

Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing of EQI Global on +64 21 350 444 or via email to [email protected]. A candidate information pack can be viewed, and application made via www.eqiglobal.com.

Applications for the role close on Thursday 11 April 2024. All applications will be acknowledged via email.

Contact details: