Newtown School Wellington

Scale A teacher Y0–6

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, Hauora, Hangarau, Ngā Reo, Ngā Toi, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Pākehā, Tikanga ā-iwi, Pāngarau, Pūtaiao

Listed 1:08 pm 16 October 2020
Closes 5pm 06 November 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HACrN

Our vibrant, multicultural and inclusive kura is looking for a kaiako with vision and energy to help establish our first bilingual class. As a school we value diversity and are focused on giving tamariki a wide variety of learning opportunities and the best opportunity to achieve.

Our vision for the bilingual unit is that  all tamariki no matter their ethnicity or te reo experience are welcome to be involved. It is vital that you are a motivated and excellent kaiako who is able to communicate  and contribute collaboratively.


  • Love learning
  • Are passionate about child-centred learning relationships
  • Have proven excellent teacher practice with sound knowledge and delivery, particularly for bilingual and differentiated learners.
  • Understand and promote student agency and integrated inquiry
  • Are able to explain how Te Tiriti o Waitangi influences your practice, incorporate te reo Māori throughout your teaching day and demonstrate culturally responsive practice
  • Have effective positive behaviour strategies with strong classroom practice.

Are a collaborator who:

  • Is skilled and thrives when working collaboratively
  • Is good at building relationships with ākonga, whānau and colleagues
  • Builds strong relationships and values partnership with whānau
  • Recognises that a multicultural community is a gift
  • Is able to lead others.

As a bilingual teacher you:

  • Will have a vision and passion that promotes te reo in Aotearoa for all
  • Are experienced and instructional kaiako of te reo Māori
  • Are well versed in tikanga Māori
  • Have good working knowledge of the NZC and understanding of Marautanga o Aotearoa
  • Have experience with second language acquisition teaching strategies.

We have a creative and dedicated staff, with a supportive board and families. Our values-based curriculum underpins our learning in an ILE.

We have a roll of 400 students. 

If you love being challenged and find joy each day, please apply.

How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter with any direct enquiries to:

Mark Brown, Principal
(04) 389 6667

Vacancy reference #:1HACrN

Listed 1:08 pm 16 October 2020
Closes 5pm 06 November 2020

School details

Newtown School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 336

School number: 2926
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Physical address:
Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington

Postal Address:
Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, 6021