Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu New Zealand (nationwide)

Kaiako matua

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Certificated teacher

Social sciences
2MU + 2MA

Listed 3:50 PM 30 September 2021
Closes 5pm 22 October 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQ8N

Kaiako matua, integrated studies (with social science lens) Y7-11

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) is New Zealand's largest school and provides a wide range of personalised learning programmes from early childhood to NCEA Level 3, including young adult and adult learners. Te Ara Pounamu, our local big picture curriculum document, guides learning design and delivery alongside Te Whārik, The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Te Kura programmes are delivered mostly online. 

We have a vacancy for a kaiako matua (senior teacher) in an exciting new role leading integrated learning in Y7-11 through a social sciences lens. The role is responsible for integrated learning design that connects to ākonga interests, builds strong social reasoning skills, and promotes social action.  The role will sit in our newly established integrated studies rōpū and provide learning leadership to kaiako across the school.

Our focus is on engaging ākonga in learning that is relevant to them in their context and provides choices for the future. We are looking for a kaiako matua who is passionate about supporting ākonga to think and act like social scientists, who is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of individuals and groups of ākonga when designing learning, and who is excited at the opportunity to work in an environment where learning is highly personalised and flexible. 

Kaiako matua work collaboratively and you will have the opportunity to extend your leadership skillset by taking on a variety of roles in the rōpū.  Kaiako matua are also attached to a cross-curricular kāhui.  Kaiako matua are supported by the other kaiako matua in their rōpū, regionally by our regional leaders of learning, and nationally by our national leaders of learning. 

How to apply

Please apply through the vacancy link. For further information, view the position description via the vacancy link, or contact:

Robert Blucher, Regional Manager, Northern Region
(027) 214 4732

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQ8N

Listed 3:50 PM 30 September 2021
Closes 5pm 22 October 2021

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu NZ

School details

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Type: Correspondence School
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 99
Roll: 6833

School number: 498
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Physical address:
11 Portland Crescent, Thorndon, Wellington

Postal Address:
Private Bag 39992, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt, 5045