Clandeboye Preschool Canterbury

Head teacher – South Canterbury Kindergartens

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 3:53 pm 30 October 2020
Closes 4pm 20 November 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HADe_

Head teacher, Permanent position commencing 11 January 2021

Our Association has been providing early childhood education in South Canterbury for over 75 years and is the largest ECE provider in the region. Our 13 kindergartens are spread throughout the district from Timaru to Temuka to Twizel. With an experienced senior teacher team, South Canterbury Kindergartens is part of a combined initiative that provides professional support to the Waimate, Geraldine, Oamaru and Ashburton Kindergarten Associations.

Our Association prides itself on a harmonious, unified, professional culture where all employees are valued. There is a developing focus on sustainable practices, wellbeing and creating effective systems. All 13 kindergartens are members of Enviroschools.

Our Association offers strong support to all staff and has a comprehensive professional development programme that we believe is indicative of our progressive approach.

We are very focused on employing passionate, energetic and committed professionals to join our team.

Clandeboye Kindergarten is the new member of South Canterbury Kindergartens, previously it operated as Clandeboye Preschool a stand-alone centre east of Temuka. The kindergarten is well established and resourced with an extensive and attractive playground area. Our kindergarten enjoys the strong support of local rural community. From 2021 the kindergarten will operate 49 weeks of the year with children attending 8.30am–2.30pm every week day. South Canterbury Kindergartens is passionate about creating a warm, respectful, nurturing environment for tamariki and whanau.  

We are looking to appoint a leader who is committed and capable of inspiring a dedicated team of teachers and integrating current practice with that which is already established in the wider Association. This person must be enthusiastic, future-focused, child centred and committed to on-going professional learning. Previous leadership experience and /or post graduate qualifications may be an advantage.

Applicants must

  • Be a fully qualified and registered teacher
  • Have a current first aid certificate.

How to apply

Please contact the SCK office to request an application form or download the application form from our website

Dave Hawkey, General Manager
Box 61, Timaru 7940
(03) 688 3098

Download our application form

Download our position description

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HADe_

Listed 3:53 pm 30 October 2020
Closes 4pm 20 November 2020

ECE centre details

Clandeboye Preschool

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 20

Service ID: 70345
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Physical address:
14 Kotuku Place, Temuka

Postal Address:
14 Kotuku Place RD 26, Temuka, Timaru 7986