Selwyn House Preschool Canterbury

Head of preschool

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Head teacher

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

Listed 3:34 PM 10 September 2021
Closes 4pm 24 September 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAPZc

Selwyn House Pre-school is one of Christchurch’s leading co-educational early learning centres. The Pre-school offers girls and boys aged 2½ to 5 years a rich learning environment reflecting our unique Reggio Emilia approach within the International Baccalaureate PYP and Te Whāriki frameworks.

We are seeking a New Zealand registered, qualified and experienced educator who has led and managed a team and preschool before to join our committed professional team.  

The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of leading and inspiring staff, engaging with parents and the school community, and working with this age group having a strong understanding and passion for inquiry learning. They will be self-motivated and able to ensure that the preschool is managed smoothly and that all aspects of the Early Childhood Licensing Criteria, legal requirements, policies and procedures are adhered to at all times. 

In return, the successful candidate will receive competitive remuneration ($85 - 100K plus depending on experience), professional development opportunities, 6 weeks annual leave per annum and will be working alongside highly motivated and passionate teachers, within a school community that includes the wider Selwyn House School (Y1 to 8).  

If you are a motivated, passionate and reflective educator with strong leadership experience and skills, we urge you to apply. Whilst it would be an advantage if you have had experience working within a Reggio approach and the International Baccalaureate PYP framework, it is not imperative as long as you have a growth mindset and are open to learning. 

Preferred start is in November this year, however, the start date has some flexibility.


How to apply

Please forward your CV, together with a cover letter and completed Selwyn House Pre-school application. Please ensure you provide two referees. Please send all materials to:

Basma El Morshidi
(03) 355 7299

Download our application form
SHS Employment Application v2

Vacancy reference #:1HAPZc

Listed 3:34 PM 10 September 2021
Closes 4pm 24 September 2021

Selwyn House Preschool NZ

ECE centre details

Selwyn House Preschool

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 50

Service ID: 65087
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Physical address:
122 Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 25049, Merivale, Christchurch 8144