Request for Proposals – Waiheke High looking forward

Waiheke High looking forward

Waiheke High School wants to be the best school it can for our island community. The ‘Striving for Success’ project provided an insight into how the community views the school, and our next step is to work with all stakeholders to establish just what the ‘best school’ looks like for us. We’ll be working with students, parents, school staff and the wider community to develop this vision, so it will take some time.

There are 2 areas that we are focussing on now.

Building the school vision and direction

A recurrent theme identified early on in the project was the need for the school to have a stronger identity, and a clearer sense of who we are and what we stand for. The development of a strong identity and a clear vision for the school is paramount to moving forwards.

To help achieve this goal the WHS Board of Trustees is seeking proposals from skilled, experienced people to assist it with this visioning process.

Reviewing our communications

Another of the messages that came through from the project was that we’re not always good at communicating. We want to fix that as quickly as we can. So we’re looking for someone to review our communications and tell us how we can improve them.

We’re looking for a communications professional(s) who understands online, local and traditional media. Ideally they will understand the way the island grapevine works and will be familiar with schools and the communication challenges they face.

These will be a short term project contracts.

Contact us

More information about this work is available here Visioning RFP . You can also contact Robyn Woodall (Board Chair) at, Jude Young (Principal) at or Grant Duffy (Parent Trustee) at

If you are interested in either piece of work send us an expression of interest including a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the work and what you would bring to it along with a brief CV by email to by 20 September. The Board of Trustees will then invite a short list of candidates to prepare a short proposal for the project.

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