Otago University Childcare Association - College Centre Otago

Head teacher – Otago University Childcare Association College Centre

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 3:17 pm 11 June 2021
Closes 5pm 16 July 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HALr6

Our head teacher is retiring after 21 years of working at Rōpu Tiaki Tamaiti College Centre.  The College Centre is mixed age and licensed for 32 children. It is one of five centres that make up the Otago University Childcare Association (OUCA). All of our centres are located on campus and prioritize enrolments of the children of University staff and students. The head teacher leads a team of 7 fantastic, qualified, registered and experienced teachers and is supported by the four head teachers of our other centres, the OUCA manager and administrator.  All of our centres are purpose built and receive funding for 100% qualified registered teachers. 

We are looking for a head teacher who:

  • Wants to be a part of a diverse University community that values children's learning
  • Is New Zealand ECE qualified and registered
  • Has current experience in a leadership role
  • Has experience in and a professional commitment to teaching in a mixed age setting
  • Has a professional commitment to provision of high quality early childhood education
  • Is able to implement the philosophy that includes continuing to grow strong relationships with whānau
  • Shows a commitment to te reo me ōna tikanga Māori
  • Can lead a team of thoughtful, intentional teachers.

The position starts on the 29 November, is full-time (40 hours) and includes 10 hours non contact per week.  The OUCA is part of the ECE Collective agreement, which can be found on the NZEI website.

How to apply

Please send your CV, and covering letter to:

Karen Hurst
(03) 471 4412

Vacancy reference #:1HALr6

Listed 3:17 pm 11 June 2021
Closes 5pm 16 July 2021

ECE centre details

Otago University Childcare Association - College Centre

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 32

Service ID: 83065
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Physical address:
Union Street East, Dunedin Central, Dunedin

Postal Address:
P O Box 6162, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9059