Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Principal appointed!

Tēnā koutou katoa

The Stanhope Road School Board of Trustees are very excited to announce the appointment of Mr Zane Wilson Principal  2019.

Zane is currently the Associate Principal of Wakaaranga School in Farm Cove, a position he has held for the last five years.  Prior to this Zane has worked in a variety of schools including, Edendale Primary School, Sandringham and John McGlashan College, Dunedin.

Zane impressed the Board with his leadership experience, strong curriculum knowledge, and overall passion for diversity and creativity. Zane has implemented a number of innovative programmes at Wakaaranga School, and we look forward to him working with our staff, children and whānau community to ensure Stanhope Road School delivers to our vision of being creative, collaborative and inclusive.  We are very much looking forward to working with him.
On the whole, we received a positive response to the advertised position and consequently, a high calibre of applications.
It is testament to the great work of the leaders, teachers and Board of the school. The Principal advisor we used to assist with the appointment process stated that we are an attractive school. We are very grateful for her independent professional assistance. Finally, thank you to everyone; staff, students and whānau, for your contribution and your patience throughout the appointment process. Please join me in congratulating both Zane and ourselves for what we have accomplished.

Whakahoahoa, Ākonga, Kaitiaki

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Principal applications are closed

We received some great feedback from staff, students and whānau about what you would like to see in our next principal.  Much of this reiterated what we as the Board of Trustees were looking for too.

Here are some of the criteria that we would all like to see:

¤ A champion of our Vision of ‘Friends, Learners, Guardians’, our Values and strategic direction
¤ A dynamic, energetic and forward-thinking leader who is prepared to ‘step the school up’
¤ Committed to promoting and celebrating our community’s diversity
¤ Focussed on student achievement with a proven and successful history of good outcomes for students
¤ Approachable, visible, with a sense of humour
¤ A natural communicator who engages easily with everyone in the school community
¤ A collaborator, who works easily with teams
¤ Be knowledgeable about and a champion of mātauranga Maori
¤ A competent steward of the school’s resources, be well organised and bring business acumen to the role
¤ Committed to continuing to grow leaders in the school
¤ A strong advocate for the school in the local community and an ambassador for our Kāhui Ako

Applications for the role have now closed.
As a board, we have had good interest, and we will now be going through the process of shortlisting the candidates and preparing for interviews.

Until next time!
Ngā mihi
Whakahoahoa, Ākonga, Kaitiaki