Christ's College Canterbury

Assistant principal – boarding

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Certificated teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 11:56 am 17 November 2020
Closes 5pm 04 December 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HAEV_

As a result of the incumbent transitioning within the executive team, we now intend to appoint a dynamic, talented, visionary educator with a commitment to excellence to lead all aspects of boarding within our college and the Immerse and Inspire residential programme. This is a fully residential, senior leadership role in a school which considers boarding a key part of its identity and its quality outcomes critical to the successful delivery of its mission: Each boy at his best. 

The Immerse and Inspire programme runs throughout terms 2–3 where Y10 boys across all Houses spend one month living together. Three weeks is spent at college resident in Jacobs House and one week is spent at the Boyle River completing the Bronze level DoE Hillary adventurous journey. The special components of this unique programme:

  • Guides boys to a better understanding of themselves and their unique strengths and character 
  • Introduces concepts of character and leadership as they relate to the College experience and to life
  • Creates a service learning experience focused on teamwork and community need
  • Introduces a unique learning experience focused on social entrepreneurship
  • Allows boys to experience the fun of boarding and form friendships.

The successful appointee will teach up to ten hours per week and applicants should state their teaching subjects and be willing to be involved in the college co-curricular programme. 

Affiliated with the Anglican Church of New Zealand, we are one of the leading independent boys' schools in NZ, with strong academic, sports, service and cultural programmes and a wide range of co-curricular activities. We are a school where boys thrive. 

We offer excellent working conditions in an attractive environment. Remuneration is above state levels, (as is the KiwiSaver employer contribution), reflecting the nature of working in an independent school.

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Mel Libeau
(03) 364 6811

Please apply with a covering letter, CV and NZ teacher registration details to:

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAEV_

Listed 11:56 am 17 November 2020
Closes 5pm 04 December 2020

School details

Christ's College

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: Private : Fully Registered
Gender: Male
Decile: 10
Roll: 675

School number: 330
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Physical address:
33 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Postal Address:
Private Bag 4900, Christchurch, 8140