Old MacDonalds Rural Education & Care Centre Waikato


Early learning / kōhanga reo, Kaiako, Certificated teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts, Hauora, Te Reo Māori, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 8:10 AM 09 January 2020
Closes 6pm 20 January 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA4HF

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of our tamariki?

We are seeking a highly motivated, passionate and innovative kaiako to join our teaching team. We are a one-day-a-week bush and farm school set on 5 acres here in the Waikato for tamariki aged 4½–12-years.

At our bush and farm school, children spend the entire day absorbed in nature. The curriculum is child-led and stems from the child’s interests, empowering them to take the lead in their own learning. We value the importance of play and the role it has for children’s learning. We use a blend of NZ Primary Curriculum and Te Whāriki (ECE Curriculum) for our learning stories to document tamariki growth and celebrate achievements. Sound knowledge of NZ Curriculum is a must; however, support will be given to strengthen knowledge around Te Whāriki

The right person will be hard-working, tamariki-focused and not be afraid to get stuck in. A love of the outdoors is essential and confidence with animals is a bonus, but training is given for those willing to learn.

Whanaungatanga and manaakitanga are vital aspects of our nature programme and we are seeking kaiako who are passionate about upholding biculturalism in their teaching practice. 

This position is up to 0.5 with 2 days' teaching and one half day for planning and documentation. The successful applicant will be NZ registered.

Start date February. 


How to apply

Please email your CV, covering letter and direct enquiries to:

Daynah Harris, Manager
(07) 444 5051

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA4HF

Listed 8:10 AM 09 January 2020
Closes 6pm 20 January 2020

Old MacDonalds Rural Education & Care Centre NZ

ECE centre details

Old MacDonalds Rural Education & Care Centre

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 74

Service ID: 46892
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Physical address:
584B Ruakura Road, Newstead

Postal Address:
67c Davison Road, Newstead, Hamilton 3286