Tumuaki/Principal Twizel Area School

Tumuaki/Principal Twizel Area School

  • Exciting opportunity to lead the build of a new school
  • Located in the scenic Mackenzie district
  • Key leadership role in growing community

Twizel Area School is a decile 8 state co-educational area school for students in Years 1 - 13. The school is at the centre of the expanding Twizel township and acts as a hub for parents and community. There is a ‘whānau feel’ in the school. 

Over the last six years the roll has steadily increased to 232, with new industry and tourism attracting people to the area. The school has recently been allocated funding for a rebuild to the value of $21 million.

Located in the Canterbury high country with the Southern Alps at our door, we have a comprehensive outdoor education programme that includes all Y1 - 13 students. We also have a strong drama programme, with our students gaining national recognition.

We are looking for a professional leader who sets high standards and has a proven track record of leadership. Experience managing and dealing with change is a definite advantage, as well as project management skills. 

You will have excellent communication skills, people management skills and the ability to connect and build strong relationships with staff, students and the parent community, as well as the wider community. The ability to galvanise a school community around a common vision is essential. Being approachable, inclusive and consultative is also important for this role, as well as being culturally aware and responsive.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiast and energetic leader to lead a school into its next chapter.  


The Application pack includes:





If you have any questions please contact Madeleine Hawkesby on 021 495 993 or commissioner@twizel.school.nz 

Applications close on 28th September 2020 and should be sent to commissioner@twizel.school.nz  

The position commences on or about 14 December 2020, or an alternative date by agreement. A school house is available if required.