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Opononi Area School Northland

Teacher of science

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Certificated teacher


  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 12:29 PM 17 October 2017
Closes 10pm 19 November 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9fTT

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, flexible practitioner to lead and teach science across all secondary year levels to NCEA. This is an opportunity for either a beginning or experienced teacher to demonstrate outstanding teaching and leadership skills. 1–2 management units may be negotiable depending on skills and experience. You will be part of a team effort to turn around school performance over the next 3 years. We aim to rapidly improve student achievement by improving teacher performance and developing an engaging curriculum for a student body that is 90% Māori. Successful applicants will work hard, learn quickly and contribute positively to the wider school community.

As the successful applicant you will be eligible for;

  • Isolation Allowance
  • Area Schools Priority Teacher Supply Allowance ($1,500–$2,500 per annum).

As well, you may be eligible for:

  • Teach NZ voluntary bonding scheme ($3,500 per annum for the next 5 years)
  • Recruitment, retention and responsibility allowance (upon negotiation and if ineligible for Teachnz voluntary bonding scheme)
  • Transfer and removal expenses
  • School housing may be available.

Key skills and attributes required:

  • Knowledge and skill in developing and implementing the NZ science curriculum across a range of year groups
  • Sound teaching practice where teaching as inquiry is a prominent feature
  • Perseverance and a ‘can do’ attitude when faced with a challenge
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students and staff.

How to apply

Please send your application, and direct enquiries to:

Anita Williams, Principal's Secretary
(09) 405 8500

Download our application form
Application for Appointment 2

Information Letter
Information Letter to Applicants4

Vacancy reference #:1H9fTT

Listed 12:29 PM 17 October 2017
Closes 10pm 19 November 2017

Opononi Area School NZ

School details

Opononi Area School

Type: Composite
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 1
Roll: 133

School number: 11
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Physical address:
263 State Highway 12, Omapere, Kaikohe

Postal Address:
Private Bag 759, Kaikohe, 440