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New entrant teacher - part-time (0.3 FTE)

Our school is a tight-knit community of whānau, teachers and support staff who are committed to helping all of our tamariki “be the somebody”.


One of our amazing new entrant teachers is reducing her hours for the remainder of 2023, and we are looking for a superstar to work in a job-share arrangement with her for 1 day each week (0.2 FTE).  You will also provide senior teacher release every second week (0.1 FTE).  


We want a pedagogically rich teacher who is active in developing their practice.  We follow the structured literacy approach and have adopted the Maths No Problem programme - previous experience, knowledge or a passion for these approaches will be an advantage.


Please include in your application:

  • What inspires you about our school;

  • How you are personally developing your practice (e.g. personal learning);

  • What extra skills will you bring to our school - what is your passion.


If you are excited about working collaboratively, really understand co-teaching, believe in restorative practice, and are committed to being a culturally responsive teacher - then we’d like to hear from you. 


Before you apply make sure you click the buttons to the right, and see what we are about. 


How to apply: 

Complete our online application form

Email a PDF copy of your cover letter and CV - as one document - to


Applications close on: Tuesday 6 June at 12 noon

Interviews: Wednesday 7 June

Candidates notified of outcome by: Thursday 8 June

Start date: as soon as possible

Teacher Aide

We are looking for a positive and capable teacher aide to join our team.  

The role involves supporting two students to be increasingly self-directed and manage themselves, develop their interpersonal skills, develop their skills to be ready for learning and focus on our school values. Effective organisation and communication skills are important, as is the ability to follow behaviour management procedures and act with empathy and care.

Strong literacy and numeracy skills are essential, as is an interest in supporting young people to grow in confidence as learners and in themselves. Our ideal candidate is also patient, kind, and calm, and sets clear boundaries. They will need to show initiative and have the ability work independently one on one, or with a small group of students.

Teacher Aides at our kura are provided with professional development opportunities to grow their practice, and will be part of a supportive and collaborative team.

The role is fixed-term until the end of the 2023 school year, for 22 hours per week term time only.  The position falls within Grade B of the Teacher Aide Work Matrix, and placement within the grade will depend on experience (in the range of $24.99 - $28.04 per hour).

Experience is preferred.

How to apply: 
Complete our online application form (
Email a PDF copy of your cover letter and CV - as one document - to

Applications close on: Wednesday 7 June at 12 noon
Interviews: Friday 9 June
Candidates notified of outcome by: Monday 12 June
Start date: as soon as possible

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 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!


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