Gems Kōwhai Limited Otago

Head teacher – Kowhai Hive

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 11:03 am 28 May 2021
Closes 5pm 11 June 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HALFb

Do you want to be part of a family that works on the collective strength of the team?

A team that recognizes your individual talents and interests?

Who is connected with the learning environment indoors and out and encourage active participation in all your areas of life?

Where inspiration and guidance are taken from Pikler and Reggio within the context of Te Whāriki?

Do you have a deep understanding and proven practice in respectful care and education?

Are you a leader able to build relationships with your team of teachers to get the very best out of them? Are you able to coach and support your team for success? 

Our next head teacher will have:

  • Proven experience in leadership
  • 5 plus years of experience in the ECE sector
  • Philosophical alignment with our organisation
  • Proven ability to build relationships with all stakeholders
  • Knowledge of ECE regulations, policies and procedures.

At Gems we provide:

  • Three purpose-built centres with different service offerings -delivering the same quality of education and care synonymous across Gems
  • Bespoke nature play programmes
  • Well-appointed work environments
  • Opportunity for professional growth
  • Investment in team culture
  • Regular personal and professional investment (Get Dotted, Riders & Elephants, and specific ECE prof dev)
  • Staff insurance programme (conditions apply)
  • Use of latest technology to assist and support workload management
  • Staff meals
  • First aid and teacher registration
  • Relocation assistance (conditions apply)
  • Primary caregiving
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Diversity in our teams.

We are looking for teachers who either live up to our ideals or who want to join a team that they can develop those ideals. In order to get started with your application, please visit our website or better still get in contact with us at

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Rebecca Jenkins
(021) 918 331

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HALFb

Listed 11:03 am 28 May 2021
Closes 5pm 11 June 2021

ECE centre details

Gems Kōwhai Limited

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 70

Service ID: 47263
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Physical address:
55 Stalker Road, Queenstown

Postal Address:
55 Stalker Road, Lower Shotover, Queenstown 9343