Ellesmere College Canterbury

English teacher

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


  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 11:18 am 03 May 2021
Closes 3pm 17 May 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAKJe

Ellesmere college is an innovative and forward-thinking, decile 8 coeducational Y7–13 school located in Leeston, approximately 30 minutes south of Christchurch. With a school redevelopment in progress, this is an exciting time to join a progressive school and be a part of leading and designing change in New Zealand education. 

We are seeking an innovative teacher of English (please state other supporting subjects) with a flexible growth mindset who is passionate about teaching and wants to be part of our dynamic and supportive team from the beginning of Term 3, 2021 (or earlier by negotiation). A commitment to providing rich authentic learning contexts in an integrated way across curriculum areas is essential, as is the ability to develop and create flexible and responsive assessment practices for students. 

We are continually developing and implementing a pedagogical approach which provides contextualised and coherent opportunities for deep, culturally sustaining learning whilst providing learners choice and agency to develop skills, knowledge and qualifications. We believe in the concept of ako and that we are all learners. Collaborative practice is fundamental to our integrated junior curriculum and, as educators, we know we can always learn from all other stakeholders.

Our school is community-focused and we encourage all staff to contribute to the varied learning opportunities that are offered to students in such an environment. We are a restorative practices school and believe strongly in building and enhancing positive professional relationships with young people. All teachers are expected to be involved in our Hapori system and will be supported to provide awhi and care for students and their learning. We expect all staff to play a positive role in nurturing the wellbeing of all our ākonga and are an active member of the Ngā Mātāpuna Kāhui Ako which has a strong focus on well-being.

How to apply

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

Donna Thian, Principal's PA
(03) 324 3369

Vacancy reference #:1HAKJe

Listed 11:18 am 03 May 2021
Closes 3pm 17 May 2021

School details

Ellesmere College

Type: Secondary (Year 7-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 8
Roll: 544

School number: 349
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Physical address:
Leeston Dunsandel Road, Leeston

Postal Address:
P O Box 52, Leeston, 7656