Working at our school

Deputy Principal

Due to promotion, we are seeking an experienced Deputy Principal to join our  collaborative leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader with strong curriculum and pedagogical knowledge, an ability to lead professional learning school-wide and an ability to build positive relationships with emerging adolescents and their families. 

We are an Apple Distinguished School and our Deputy Principal must be Apple competent as they are responsible managing our IT infrastructure and leading good practice.  

Pegasus Bay is on the coastline of North Canterbury, just 30 minutes north of Christchurch city centre. The natural beauty of the area offers a great lifestyle and is a big drawcard for our school community.
We are an effective, Decile 10, Year 1- 8, school that sits in the heart of a diverse, multi-cultural community. We seek an amazing and passionate educational leader who:

  • Is dedicated to our children, our special place and our community.

  • Is committed to seeing our students thrive in their learning and achievement.

  • Understands teaching excellence, and places great value in growing all our staff to reach their full potential.

  • Respects our journey and is prepared to embed the direction we are currently going.

  • Understands our way of learning, including the MLE environment.

  • Is respectful and fair to all students, staff and whānau.

  • Is fun and vibrant.

  • Is highly visible and accessible to staff, students and whānau.

  • Embraces technology and is excited about the possibilities it enables.

  • Is an effective communicator who meaningfully engages with stakeholders.


We simply seek a passionate educator who is committed to learning and best practice.


The successful applicant will be expected to take up the position at the start of Term 1, 2020 unless otherwise negotiated.


  • Ad on line by 8 November

  • Applications close Friday 29 November at 12 noon

  • Shortlisting by 6 December

  • Interviews week commencing 9 December

  • Start date January 28th 2020


Applications are to be submitted electronically as ONE document and must include this application form (no paper copies or emails with lots of attachments). 


This is your opportunity to show us you understand what we are looking for, and that you are the person we need!

Pease send your application to to All applications will be acknowledged by return email. If you wish to visit/ask questions about the school before applying, please contact Micky in the first instance. 

Day Relief Teaching Superstars Wanted!

We are always on the lookout for experienced relief teachers!  Please get in touch if you would like to be added to our relief teacher list.  Just email wth your CV and your availability.


A little bit about us....

We are a purpose built MLE school, the first to be built as part of the Canterbury rebuild. Prior to moving to our new school site at the beginning of Term 2, 2014, the school was located in Waikuku, and celebrated its 140th anniversary there in 2013.       

All our children and teachers are in Learning Communities (LCs). Each LC operates with a team of up to four teachers.  

All LCs have a specific identity that relates to our local environment. Our children learn the story attached to their LC and are encouraged to grow their knowledge and interest in the specific local environments.    

We are a zero-net energy school, and have a strong focus on eco awareness.   Our vision is to challenge and inspire adventurers, creators and thinkers. 

We are passionate about collaborative teaching and learning, place based learning, and nurturing our kids to be Kaitiaki (guardians). 

We place huge value on engaging our community in all aspects of school life.   We have over 450 students and a rapidly growing roll.    

We think our school is an extremely exciting and rewarding place to teach and learn. If you are totally committed to working in a dynamic team environment where reflection and continual growth is not just expected, it is demanded then keep an eye on this page!

Useful links:

Pegasus Bay School, 5 Solander Road, Pegasus 7612, New Zealand   |   P: 03 920 7000   |   E: