Ako Space Auckland

Play-based educator

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, Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 11:29 AM 02 July 2020
Closes 12am 13 July 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA8pu

Are you looking for something truly different, where you have real autonomy?

Join our innovative primary school on the North Shore of Auckland. We are looking for a dynamic full-time assistant teacher / kaiako or teacher aide to join our awesome team.

Our vision is to create communities of creative, joyful, compassionate lifelong-learners who use courageous and innovative thinking to build a harmonious and sustainable world.

Ako Space is a small, independent primary school based in Northcote, Auckland. We currently have 12 full-time students, ranging from 5-11 years old. We expect to grow to 16–20 students over the next year and may grow to a maximum of 80 students over the coming years.

We currently employ a lead teacher/principal and an assistant teacher, who are supported by 2 part-time relief/release teachers. There are at least 2 staff working each day, and sometimes a parent helper as well – keeping our adult to child ratio between 1:6 and 1:8.

Our teachers work as a collaborative team. We focus on forming strong relationships with students and the Ako Space community, and strongly value outdoor learning, following the children’s lead, learning through play and making decisions together. We identify children’s strengths and interests, and offer opportunities to build on these, as well as providing spaces for children to try new things and take risks. As children learn, play and develop, we are there to offer guidance and support as needed, that is targeted to the individual. Our literacy programme follows a multisensory structured and systematic approach, but we work with each child to meet them where they are at and tailor instruction to their needs.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about learning through play and wants to be part of an innovative school organisation.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter and direct enquiries to:

Bronwyn Bayne, Director
(020) 4105 1121

Download our job description
Ako Space Assistant Teacher Job Description June 2020 v2

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA8pu

Listed 11:29 AM 02 July 2020
Closes 12am 13 July 2020

Ako Space NZ

School details

Ako Space

Type: Full Primary
Authority: Private : Fully Registered
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 10
Roll: 15

School number: 849
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Physical address:
Awataha Marae 58 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland

Postal Address:
7 Huka Rd, Birkenhead, Auckland, 626