Principal Position

Applications have now CLOSED

Kia Ora

Thank you for your interest in joining the Endeavour School community and the opportunity to lead our school.

We are looking for an exceptional leader who will lead and inspire our future focussed team and learners to achieve success at all levels.

We are extremely proud of the learning environment we have created here at Endeavour School, in our purpose built Innovative Learning Environment facility, and we invite you to visit our school prior to submitting your application. Please contact our external advisor Vicky McLennan on 022 304 0281 to arrange a visit.

The Board of Trustees has set the following timeline for the appointment of the Principal. Every effort will be made to keep to the following schedule:

Gazette Advertising
Friday 23 July 2021 - Online
Monday 26 July 2021 - Ed Gazette Publication

Closing Date
12pm Friday 10 September 2021

Shortlisting Completion
13-17 September 2021

Interviews/Presentations (BOT Panel)
Note t
here may be a two stage Interview/Presentation process
24-30 September 2021

Appointment (Position Commences Term 1 2022)
1 October 2021

Please note that the Board reserves the right to conduct a second interview/presentation process.

Your application will include completing an on-line Application Form where you will be required to upload a Cover Letter. You will also be able to upload any additional files that you believe best supports your application. These may include photos, videos and/or documents.

Please be assured that the privacy of your application will be managed and all submitted material will be destroyed at the end of the process, unless you are the successful candidate.

Nga mihi nui

Karin Adams
Chairperson - Board of Trustees

Inquiry Learning

At Endeavour we aim to make students future ready. As none of us know exactly what opportunities the future could hold for each individual child we prepare students the best way we can. This is by helping them to develop skills that can assist them to navigate and adapt to life circumstances.

The way we do this is to support our Inquirers to grow their Endeavour values, to become amazing Explorers, Thinkers and Citizens (what we refer to as the ETC’s).


We believe that Endeavour Explorers are self motivated and able to monitor their own learning when taking risks, through investigation and discovery


We believe that an Endeavour Thinker is someone who can actively seek knowledge, ask questions and think critically, creatively and in a caring manner


We believe that an Endeavour Citizen is able to interact effectively with thought and care for themselves, each other, their environment and the wider community both local & global

Are you our next Principal?

Our Foundation Principal has been promoted, and we are seeking a highly engaging, collaborative and innovative leader to continue to guide us on our incredible journey.

Endeavour Primary School (Y1-6), located in North East Hamilton, is about Learning Without Limits, and our Explorer, Thinker, Citizen learner profiles represent our approach to learning for everyone.

Seven years ago we started as the first purpose built Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) in the Waikato, and as we continue to evolve, we aim to be valued for our rich and diverse learning programmes and happy and fulfilled students. Our School is exceptional in empowering all children to learn and grow as individuals through experiences and opportunities beyond the standard curriculum.

Our new principal will be a strategic thinker with proven experience in leading collaborative learning teams. They will demonstrate leadership that fosters innovation and collaboration, will be passionate and committed to enhancing the leadership capacity and professional growth of our team, and have built successful relationships with iwi and community groups. An excellent understanding and practical application of the New Zealand Curriculum is critical for this role.

This is a great opportunity for a proven performer to lead our school to the next stage of our success.

Our students have said that they are “looking for a principal who will learn with them, will have fun with them, is culturally aware and celebrates diversity”.

Ready to take the next step?

For confidential enquiries, and/or to request a school visit,
please contact external advisor
Vicky McLennan on 022 304 0281

Applications for this position have now CLOSED