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Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Canterbury

Kaiako Y1-10 special education

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Certificated teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 12:10 PM 17 October 2017
Closes 5pm 15 November 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9fUA

Based in Christchurch

Our kura is New Zealand's largest school. We provide personalised and authentic learning programmes through distance education from early childhood level to Y13, including to young adult and adult learners.

Our vision is to enable our students to achieve their educational and personal goals, empowering them to become engaged and contributing members of their communities.

We are leaders in online pedagogical approaches. Kaiako at Te Kura work collaboratively and have opportunities to access professional learning and development to support their professional goals and Te Kura strategic and regional initiatives.

The Southern region is seeking a kaiako who will have a responsibility for teaching a class of students in our online teaching environment. Our students all work from an individual learning plan and teachers engage in authentic learning programmes covering the key competencies and curriculum areas.

It is essential that you have a sound knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum and assessment requirements and are willing to learn, innovate, work collaboratively and build effective relationships. There are opportunities to engage with students through our regional advisories and event days.

You'll be future-oriented and understand how the use of technology, together with your enthusiasm, vision and commitment improves education outcomes for all our students – Māori and Pasifika learners in particular. Key qualities that we are seeking include:

  • a passion for making a difference
  • relationship focused
  • growth mindset
  • solution fluent
  • demonstrates resilience
  • is digitally literate
  • uses reflective and inquiry-based practices
  • likes to work collaboratively and contribute as part of an integrated team
  • uses culturally responsive and inclusive practices
  • sound knowledge of NZC and experience in teaching the stated curriculum area across different levels of learning
  • experience in working with student management systems and achievement data.

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How to apply

Please apply through the vacancy link. For further information, contact:

Pamela Dawson (Regional Manager, Southern ) or Marie Dawson (Team Leader)
Pamela (027) 551 9436 / Marie (0800) 659 988 extn 3884

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9fUA

Listed 12:10 PM 17 October 2017
Closes 5pm 15 November 2017

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu NZ

School details

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Type: Correspondence School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 99
Roll: 6324

School number: 498
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Physical address:
11 Portland Crescent, Thorndon, Wellington

Postal Address:
Private Bag 39992, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt, 5045