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Parkland Kindergarten Manawatu/Whanganui

Head teacher, Palmerston North

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

Listed 11:53 AM 26 July 2017
Closes 5pm 18 August 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9dgs

Ruahine Kindergarten Association (RKA) has a permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE) head teacher position available at Parkland Kindergarten, Palmerston North. The 40-place licensed centre has a team of 5 experienced teachers (including the head teacher), an in-training teaching assistant and an administrator.

Desirable attributes for the head teacher at Parkland Kindergarten include:

  • Ambition, with a vision for the future, and the ability to motivate and lead others on the journey
  • Someone who teaches from the heart and fully endorses being a 'Kind Hearts Kindergarten'
  • Places great value in a bicultural curriculum and can support the team to extend current practices
  • Someone who highly regards te reo Māori and Sign Language as the official languages of New Zealand
  • A teacher who embodies Enviroschools and values the natural environment, including animals and the benefits they hold within the kindergarten setting
  • Knowledge of understanding of the importance of sustainability
  • Appreciation of the benefits for children exploring 'beyond the gates'
  • Strength in interpersonal relationships
  • A supportive mentor to other kaiako, from fully registered, in training and PRT
  • An inclusive teacher who supports diversity in children, whānau and the community
  • Belief in the importance of working closely with a neighbouring school to support transition
  • Someone who is fun, easy-going and loves being a teacher and leader.

In return, you will receive amazing professional support and ongoing professional development as you are welcomed and continually supported to be a valuable and appreciated member of the RKA whānau.

To apply for the position, please complete the head teacher application form and required referee reports, CV and cover letter, through our website:

All applicants will be considered.  

How to apply

For further information, contact:

Katrina Ives
(06) 3578264

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9dgs

Listed 11:53 AM 26 July 2017
Closes 5pm 18 August 2017

Parkland Kindergarten NZ

ECE centre details

Parkland Kindergarten

Type: Free Kindergarten
Maximum licenced places: 50

Service ID: 5263
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Physical address:
41 Parkland Crescent, Terrace End, Palmerston North

Postal Address:
26 Taonui Street, Palmerston North 4410