Thank you for your interest in the Principal/Tumuaki position at Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru. The following Recruitment Pack will provide you with information about the process, our school, the position description, and how to apply.


The Recruitment Pack is made up of the following:

  • Principal/Tumuaki Advertisement
  • Our Student/Ākonga video
  • Recruitment Timeline
  • Letter of Invitation from our Board Chairs
  • Letter from our Outgoing Principal/Tumuaki
  • Craighead Overview
  • Position Profile : Principal/Tumuaki
  • Application Form – separate linked document (see link below)


And for any interested parties outside our region:

  • Information on Timaru & the South Canterbury region – can be found in the appendix of the Recruitment Pack document


To download the full Recruitment Pack, please click here.
To download the Application Form as a Word document, please click here.


Terri Johnstone from Catalyst for Change Ltd. is supporting this process as an experienced recruiter, working alongside the Craighead Diocesan Board of Trustees to ensure we get the right person and best fit for the role. To apply, please read through the recruitment pack and submit your completed application to Catherine Hay, Supporting Recruiter of Catalyst for Change, at the address below.

Your email should include a completed Application Form, CV, and a covering letter speaking to your competencies as outline in the Advertisement and Pack.


For any enquiries, or to arrange a time to be shown around the school, please contact:

Mrs René Crawford – Board of Trustees Presiding Member

BOT Secretary Email contact:



Please send your completed application to::

Catherine Hay – Supporting Recruiter


Please note that applications close on Sunday 29 October at 5 pm.