Principal/Headmaster - Shirley Boys' High School

Reference Number: 004252aa

Location: Christchurch

Shirley Boys’ High School, a secondary school with 1250 students based in Christchurch, integrates a proud tradition with modern pedagogy in boys’ education.  With the vision of ‘Kiwi soul, global vision’, the school provides a balanced and supportive environment where young men learn and grow, commonly expressed by the students as being ‘Better than Before’ (BTB).  The culture and ethos of the ‘Shirley Man’ focusses on connections with students’ roots, so they are socially and emotionally competent, resilient and optimistic about the future.

For our new Principal/Headmaster we are seeking an educational leader with:

  • visionary and future-focussed leadership and a passion for boys’ education;
  • a focus on innovative ideas and solutions for new pedagogy, preparing students for the future of work;
  • a consultative and collaborative approach, engaging with students, staff and the community;
  • an inspiring and inclusive people leader, who empowers, delegates, grows leadership in others and leading the experienced team at Shirley Boys’;
  • demonstrated commitment to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in the education sector with Mana Whenua;
  • an approachable manner, involved in school life, a role model and living the school’s values;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills; empathetic and caring;
  • a strong drive with plenty of enthusiasm, energy and resilience;
  • a passion for leading the positive and supportive environment at Shirley Boys’, as students develop attitudes and skills for lifelong learning and personal growth.

This is an exciting time to join our school, having recently moved to brand new facilities comparable to the best in New Zealand.  With engagement and achievement both continuing to grow, Shirley Boys’ is upholding its culture and identity, in this new location.

For more information visit either the Shirley Boys’ High School  website, or call Andrea Bankier at Sheffield on +64 (0)3 353 4365.


To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV quoting 4252aa.  Applications close on 22 September 2019. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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