Sacred Heart College


Sacred Heart College

Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 26-11-2018


New Zealand

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Founded in 1903 by the Marist Brothers, Sacred Heart College is now established as one of New Zealand’s leading boys’ schools. This Catholic College is built on the strong values and educational philosophy of St Marcellin Champagnat. It has a proud history and has built an outstanding tradition of success in academic, sporting and cultural activities.  Located within magnificent grounds in Glendowie, Auckland the campus provides an ideal learning environment enhanced by world class facilities. Sacred Heart College provides exceptional educational opportunities for a roll of over 1200 students from Years 7 to 13 and consequently attracts highly talented staff who deliver outstanding academic achievement. The College offers a comprehensive programme of co-curricular activities and students achieve with regular success both locally and nationally.  Boarding is an integral part of life at the College and the Hostel, located on site, caters for 170 students for Years 9-13. 

Due to the incumbent Principal announcing his retirement, Sacred Heart is now looking to appoint an experienced and inspirational leader to continue to build on the success of the College.  The Principal’s role is focused on developing and executing strategy whilst ensuring the College continues to innovate and provide pre-eminent educational, cultural and sporting opportunities through astute leadership.  Family Spirit and a deep and caring culture are fundamental to the College and its wider community. A robust bond exists between past and present students and the position will be responsible for fostering these significant relationships both within New Zealand and overseas.

Candidates should be passionate and proven educational leaders with a track record of innovation, vision and a commitment to excellence.  Superior communication, influencing abilities and strong relationship building skills are key criteria for the position. Understanding the vital role of a nurturing Boarding Hostel in the everyday life of the College will be essential to this role.                

As a Catholic College this position is Tagged.  A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the Special Character of the College shall be a condition of appointment.  The appointee will be required to accept and recognise the responsibility to maintain and preserve this Special Character.  

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 847708kea. Applications close on 26 November 2018. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Ian Taylor on +64 27 487 7424 or Raewyn Brown +64 21 917 203.

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