A Northland school principal has appeared in court on four charges after allegedly being found on two different properties in Dargaville without a reasonable excuse.

Dargaville High School principal David Bargh, 59, appeared in the Whangarei District Court on Monday and entered no plea to the four charges.

He was remanded on bail to reappear again on February 11 in the Dargaville District Court.

The charges relate to two properties in the same street, with the first incident allegedly happening on October 1 last year.

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There was another alleged incident on January 22 this year followed by two alleged occurrences on Sunday.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of three months jail or a $2000 fine.

Dargaville High School board of trustees chair Kathryn de Bruin said in a written statement she was unable to comment on the charges as matter was before the police and courts.

"At this point Mr Bargh is on leave until this matter is worked through. The board wishes parents to be advised that school will start normally next week."