Opua School Northland

Classroom teacher Y7–8

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 11:53 AM 17 August 2020
Closes 3pm 13 October 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA9vN

We are a Y1–8 full primary school of approximately 110 wonderful children and an exciting opportunity has arisen to teach at our unique school in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Our wonderful room 5 teacher is retiring and we need someone positive, practical and inspiring to replace her. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic educator who is forward-looking, innovative, reflective and passionate. The position is for our room 5, containing mostly Y7–8 children. An ability to teach te reo would be an advantage as would skills in DT, music and science.

Position is not suitable for beginning teachers. Commencing term 1, 2021. 

The ideal candidate must have a full NZ teacher registration and:

  • Love children, get a buzz out of helping them thrive and be able to build strong learning partnerships with children and their whānau;
  • Be caring and sharing – it is our motto and we all live by it – and be culturally responsive;
  • Understand children and the practical, creative art of teaching above educational jargon and theory;
  • Have a sense of humour and fun and the desire to support children’s well-being and love of learning;
  • Be resourceful, resilient, self-motivated and empowering;
  • Have high expectations and be enthusiastic with strong curriculum knowledge;
  • Be a genuine team player, collaborative, collegial and inclusive of and sensitive to others;
  • Be proficient in digital technology and able to extend, challenge and excite children with lessons that integrate STEAM thinking and problem-solving activities;
  • Be flexible, adaptable, open to new learning and possess a growth mindset;
  • Be committed to confidentiality and ethical conduct.

The successful applicant will join an experienced, professional, united and happy team in a well-resourced and successful school with a positive culture where children are nurtured and encouraged to be the best they can be.

We have a school house as an option for the successful candidate.

How to apply

Please send your covering letter, application form and CV to:

Simon McGowan, Principal
2, Franklin Street, Opua, Bay of Islands, 0200, Northland
(09) 402 7840

Download our application form
200810 Opua School Application Form

and our job description and Skills' Matrix
200810 Opua School Classroom Teacher Job Description

Vacancy reference #:1HA9vN

Listed 11:53 AM 17 August 2020
Closes 3pm 13 October 2020

Opua School NZ

School details

Opua School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 117

School number: 1063
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Physical address:
2 Franklin Street, Opua

Postal Address:
2 Franklin Street, Opua, 200