Working at our school

Deputy Principal (5MU)

Due to promotion, we are seeking a vibrant Deputy Principal to join our  collaborative leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader with strong curriculum and pedagogical knowledge, an ability to lead professional learning school-wide and an ability to build positive relationships with emerging adolescents and their families. 


We are an Apple Distinguished School and our Deputy Principal would ideally be Apple competent and IT savvy.  

Pegasus Bay is on the coastline of North Canterbury, just 30 minutes north of Christchurch city centre. The natural beauty of the area offers a great lifestyle and is a big drawcard for our school community.
We are an effective, Decile 10, Year 1- 8, school that sits in the heart of a diverse, multi-cultural community. We seek an amazing and passionate educational leader who:

  • Is dedicated to our children, our special place and our community.

  • Is committed to seeing our students thrive in their learning and achievement.

  • Understands teaching excellence, and places great value in growing all our staff to reach their full potential.

  • Respects our journey and is prepared to embed the direction we are currently going.

  • Understands our way of learning, including the MLE environment.

  • Is respectful and fair to all students, staff and whānau.

  • Is fun and vibrant.

  • Is highly visible and accessible to staff, students and whānau.

  • Embraces technology and is excited about the possibilities it enables.

  • Is an effective communicator who meaningfully engages with stakeholders.


We simply seek a passionate educator who is committed to learning and best practice.


The successful applicant will be expected to take up the position at the start of Term 2, 2020 unless otherwise negotiated.



  • Applications close Friday 31st Jan at 12 noon

  • Shortlisting by 7 February

  • Interviews week commencing 10 February

  • Start date 28 April 2020, Term 2


Please submit your application electronically as one document.  It should include a completed application form and your letter of application and CV.  


Applications should be sent by email to All applications will be acknowledged by return email. 

If you wish to visit/ask questions about the school before applying, please contact Micky in the first instance. 

Specialist Teacher - 0.2 (Mondays)

We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic specialist teacher to provide one-to-one care for an ORS student with cerebral palsy.  In addition to being a NZ registered teacher you will be fun, caring, patient, a quick learner with lots of initiative and be passionate about realising a child’s potential.  Previous experience working with a non-verbal child who uses eye-gauge technology and low-tech options to communicate would be a big advantage.  You will also need to be in good health as some lifting and assisting with mobility needs is also required.  


In return, we offer a collaborative, fun and professional team and a very supportive family.


The position will commence on 27 January 2020 and is for 1 day per week (Monday) on a fixed term basis.


Applications are to be submitted electronically as ONE document and should include our application form, your cover letter and CV (no paper copies or emails with lots of attachments please). 

Pease send your application to to All applications will be acknowledged by return email. If you wish to visit/ask questions about the school before applying, please contact Micky in the first instance. 

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 have over 450 students and a rapidly growing roll.    

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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