Friday, August 27, 2010

Stockpiling of soil started at Amesbury School

The stockpiling of soil for the sub-base of the sportsfield has begun on the new Amesbury School site in preparation for future landscape design work.

The Establishment Board continues to make good progress with the new school: the Values and Vision of the school have been completed; the Design & Build team have been appointed and have design work well underway.

The Board is now going through a process to appoint the Principal. The school plans to open in Term 1 2012.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Search on for foundation Principal

The Board has advertised the role of Principal. An advertisement appeared in the Education gazette recently:

"New school opening in Churton Park, Wellington, term 1, 2012. Foundation principal. Decile 10, contributing primary. Unique opportunity for visionary educator with energy and enthusiasm to establish a learning community for the 21st century. Candidates will have strong interpersonal, curriculum and administration skills, an interest in the use of effective and innovative ICT and the ability to build a strong school/community partnership.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 August. Application packs from . See display advertisement 12 and 26 July Education Gazette. Visit our blog at


The following is the projected timeline for the appointment of the Amesbury School Principal:

· Advertised in the Education Gazette printed editions of 12 and 23 July

· Applications close: 5pm Monday 23 August

· Short listed candidates notified by Monday 6 September. The board will consider meeting travel expenses for out of Wellington candidates. Those interviewed may bring whanau/support people with them at their own expense.

· Interviews take place: Saturday 11 September

· Provision for second interviews: Saturday 18 September

· Successful applicant informed: by Monday 20 September

· Letters to unsuccessful applicants mailed during week commencing 20 September

The position is funded to commence on or about 25 April 2011.

Prior to the start date it is anticipated the appointee will have input into planning and development for the school as per the Person Specification.

The Board reserves the right to extend the timeframe and/or re-advertise the position if it deems this to be necessary.