Pongaroa School Principal. U2, current roll 55+, decile 4, Year 0-8

A brilliant career pathway and the opportunity for a ‘sea-change’ in our rural full primary school.

Pongaroa School, is situated 45 minutes from Pahiatua, 50 minutes from Dannevirke, 20 minutes from Akitio Beach and is a school in ‘great heart’ that offers you the potential for a lifestyle change in one of the larger rural isolated schools in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  Pongaroa offers a rural village lifestyle with services that include a local pub and café, a dairy and fuel pumps, fire and police stations, sports club and a thriving Early childhood Centre. Here is a great opportunity to work and live in a slice of paradise that offers a fantastic outdoor environment for learning and living. Comfortable school housing in peaceful surroundings is available if required. 

Pongaroa School has recently undergone an ILE upgrade and classroom practice reflects current modern pedagogical practices.  The school is very well resourced both digitally and with bright classrooms where the learning is prominent on walls, books and digitally.  Extensive grounds, easy access to the sports field next door, the recently upgraded indoor community swimming pool, and the odd sheep wandering onto the field are just a few of the advantages. Our school is financially sound and our Board has a clear strategic direction.


We seek a brilliant, innovative teacher and leader with great interpersonal skills and a love of the rural community lifestyle to join us to create our next chapter.  We have a successful ERO reporting history and our current involvement in a CoL will continue to support Pongaroa School, the children, staff and community. 


Job closes Friday October 20th, 2017. Job starts Term 1, Monday January 29th, 2018.


For an Information and Application pack email: info@kpec.co.nz For enquiries please contact Maria Dacre, KP Educational Consultants: www.kpec.co.nz or ph 0275435942.