Maranatha Christian School | Lower Hutt


Maranatha Christian School is a Year 1-8 school with a current roll cap of 160 students, located in Belmont, Lower Hutt.  We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a principal who is passionate about combining their own strong Christian faith with educational leadership.

We are seeking a principal who will diligently and prayerfully work with students, parents, staff and the wider school community to steward the next season for the school and students, continuing to lead a Christian school that aids in the spiritual educational and leadership growth of the student body.

At Maranatha Christian School our vision is to grow Christ-centred learners and leaders.  When students leave our school our aim is that we have:

  • Equipped each student with a kingdom-building mindset,

  • Provided each student with the learning and education they need to achieve excellence in their future pursuits,

  • Taught each student the importance of active involvement and engagement in their communities by encouraging them to participate and make meaningful contributions,

  • Empowered each student to be motivated learners and adept problem solvers, persevering through life in the confidence that their identity lies in Christ.

We are looking for a principal who will demonstrate:

  • A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the School to uphold the Special Character.  These requirements are a condition of appointment.

  • A strong personal commitment to protect and enhance the Special Character of the school.

  • Strong people skills, with a talent for effectively connecting and communicating with the school community.

  • Improved education outcomes across all aspects of learning and development.

  • Effective communication skills and experience building a strong and cohesive team through collaborative leadership.

  • A commitment to fostering the ongoing growth and development of all staff, enabling students to fulfil their potential, and creating a positive impact on the wider community through the school's efforts.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a principal to consolidate and build on our school's strengths, while continuing our culture of teaching and learning success.  

You will be supported by dedicated Christian teachers, an engaged and effective Board of trustees and Board of Proprietors, good facilities and the opportunity to grow Christian education in the region.

We invite and encourage applicants to visit our school by contacting the school office.
#04 565 0749 | 

For an application pack, please email

Position Commences:  Term 1, 2024