Principal Recruitment Update 22nd June 2020 – From the Board of Trustees
Kia ora e te whānau,
As you all know we are losing Dave, our beloved principal of 18 years. This means we have the important and challenging task of finding a new Principal to lead our school for the next season.
The Board is working with the School leaders, and a principal recruitment expert, to help us run a good process and to ensure we manage this transition well.
A key part of this is hearing from you, our school community, about what you think is important in a school leader, and what you love about school or hope for, so we can let applicants know what kind of person we are looking for. To help us with this, please complete the following Survey monkey (if you haven’t already) by next Friday the 26th of June: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8ZB9PQM
Board members are also collecting perspectives from our staff and students around what is important in our school and what qualities we need in a new school leader. We’re planning to put together a brief video to go with our application pack that will show applicants what a special place this is, and that we want a very special person to lead our school.
Because of the COVID-19 lockdown, our progress with the recruitment process got off to a slow start.
To make sure we don’t have to rush our decision, the Board have asked our Deputy Principal Glenda Stewart to step in as Acting Principal in term four, supported by Louise Thomson and Trish Sopoaga (as Acting Deputy and Assistant Principals).
Our thanks to Glenda and the team for ensuring we have stability through this transitional period.
The key dates for the recruitment process are as follows:
Board Chair, for the Board of Trustees