Our Lady of Lourdes School (P North) Manawatu/Whanganui

Director of religious studies (DRS)

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Other senior leadership

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

Listed 2:21 PM 30 September 2021
Closes 3pm 15 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQ7U

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Y1–6 state integrated Catholic primary school seeking a director of religious studies(DRS) for our special kura in Palmerston North.

We are looking for a teacher/kaiako who:

  • Lives, learns and loves the Gospel teachings of Jesus and our Mercy values authentically integrating them into life
  • Will lead the implementation of a new religious education curriculum
  • Will work collaboratively as a member of the leadership team and wider DRS community
  • Will continue to foster a successful school-parish partnership
  • Has up-to-date curriculum and pedagogical knowledge, alongside demonstrated effective classroom practice.

This is a special character (tagged) position therefore a willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

As the DRS you would be expected to ‘give guidance and provide effective leadership in religious education and observances throughout the school.’

The teaching level will be determined by the successful applicant’s experience and strengths. 

How to apply

Please ensure the attached Cl47 form is completed along with your cover letter and CV, and direct enquiries to:

Caroline Deazley-Gilligan, Principal
(06) 358 3667

Download our application form
DRS position Special Character position v2

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQ7U

Listed 2:21 PM 30 September 2021
Closes 3pm 15 October 2021

Our Lady of Lourdes School (P North) NZ

School details

Our Lady of Lourdes School (P North)

Type: Contributing
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 5
Roll: 148

School number: 2416
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Physical address:
96 Shamrock Street, Takaro, Palmerston North

Postal Address:
P O Box 7032, Pioneer Highway, Palmerston North, 4443