ECE head teacher
Westmere Kindergarten is looking for a head teacher to join and lead our dedicated team, helping contribute to the high level of service we are proud to provide our local community. You will be an experienced ECE head teacher with proven leadership skills.
We are looking for someone passionate about enviroschool, who understands the AKA’s values and philosophy, has strong communication skills and is a team player. Community engagement is a large part of what we do, and this will be a strength, in the right candidate.
As a head teacher, you will enjoy being a great example to your team as an exceptional leader, through your open communication style, collaborative approach and focus on strengthening relationships. Balancing professional leadership with management of the day-to-day kindergarten operations and teaching duties means variety and intrinsic reward. You need to be energetic and enthusiastic about providing excellent learning experiences to our tamariki, driven by our play-based philosophy with a focus on dispositional learning, and have the resilience to meet the compliance and operational targets that the management component of the role requires.
You will also:
- Have 5+ years leadership experience in an ECE environment, and hold a current practising certificate
- Have demonstrable skills in relationship building
- Display a firm-but-fair approach to leading a team, where collaboration and development is key
- Share the organisation’s commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, informing and leading bi-cultural practice
- Share our kindergarten’s philosophy of care and respect for the natural environment and sustainability
- Value the use of ICT as a teaching tool
- Have a strong focus on inclusiveness, recognising and valuing the rich diversity of the tamariki, whānau and local community
- Enjoy working directly with our tamariki and getting your hands dirty.
We encourage anyone interested in applying to visit Westmere Kindergarten (observing current Covid regulations).
ECE centre details
90 Garnet Road, Westmere, Auckland
P O Box 6933, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141