Deanwell School Waikato

Lead teacher (2 positions)

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Syndicate leader

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts
1PU + 1FU

Listed 1:02 PM 30 September 2021
Closes 3pm 15 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQ7P

At Deanwell School we place the learner at the heart of all decisions that we make; mana mokopuna. Our people; our students, our employees, our board of trustees, our whānau, our extended friends are all worthy of aroha and belonging.  

Our Deanwell whakatauākī is 

Mā tātou anō tō mātou korowai e whatu.

We will weave our own korowai.

At Deanwell we use the metaphor of a korowai to explain our vision. We believe that each person (mokopuna) is born with their own korowai. Their korowai is embedded with their identity, their language, their culture, their stories passed down to them from their ancestors. When our students transition to Deanwell we value and acknowledge their already developing korowai. We feel incredibly privileged that we are then allowed as educators to stimulate and provide learning opportunities where each student can add new knowledge, new strategies, new skills, new feathers to their korowai.  

Our inclusive learning pedagogy is based on hauora - where developing high trust relationships is critical for learning. Relationships in our learning community are based on our values, Hāpaitia te MANA -  Manaakitanga, Aumangea, Ngātahi, Ako. 

As a lead teacher within our school (1 position in junior school, 1 in senior school) you will join our progressive leadership structure where we capitalise on individual personalities to strengthen our collective intelligence. Communication is modelled on autonomy and trust to develop cohesive teams. Roles and responsibilities within this job description will be reviewed annually. This review will be in response to identified student and school priorities aligned with the school's charter. 

Our board of trustees values staff and invests both time and money to uplift our capability and capacity to teach our students and lead through innovative practices.  

If this position interests you please make an appointment to visit the Principal.

How to apply

Please download application pack, and direct enquiries to:

Nikki McFarlane
(07) 843 7069

Download our application form
2022 Lead Teacher Applicant Info and Application

Vacancy reference #:1HAQ7P

Listed 1:02 PM 30 September 2021
Closes 3pm 15 October 2021

Deanwell School NZ

School details

Deanwell School

Type: Contributing
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 3
Roll: 350

School number: 1710
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Physical address:
Deanwell Avenue, Melville, Hamilton

Postal Address:
Deanwell Avenue, Deanwell, Hamilton, 3206