Totara College Dannevirke

Assistant Principal - Area School

Full time, Permanent

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Assistant principal, 3 MU English,

Mathematics and statistics, Social sciences

Closes 11 September 2023 9am 

Totara College is an integrated Area School with a maximum roll of 75 students. The current roll is 59 and is made up of five learning centres: Y1-3, Y3-5, Y7-8, Y9-10 and Y11-13. 

The college also caters for students of varying abilities from remedial to accelerate learners with two disabled ORRS funded student enrolled at present. 

The staff at Totara College has 5 full-time teachers, 8 part-time teachers, an office administrator, 7 teacher aides and principal, and is governed by a School Board. Situated on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped land, the school facilities has 6 learning centres, a library, science laboratory, woodwork facility, kitchen, multi-purpose hall and an administration block containing offices, staff room and resource room. 

The primary aim and objective of Totara College is to help young people develop and learn who they are, and the unique contribution they can make to society. We focus on values and developing good character. As a Christian school, we also teach the students about the God who loves them. We appoint staff who have a vision and commitment to equipping children for life and who, by reason of their own Christian testimony and character, can be effective role models to those in their charge. 

The assistant principal role is new in the school and reflects the direction to give a modern, broad and effective secondary education with emphasis on student direction and vocation and interfacing with outside providers/employers.

How to apply
Please request application pack from

Peter Ferrar, Principal PO Box 152,
Dannevirke 4942
(06) 374 6165