Praxis: Alternative Education School - Porirua Wellington

Community educator – alternative education

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

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

  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 10:49 AM 13 October 2021
Closes 5pm 05 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQT1

Porirua Alt school is a community based multi-disciplinary team of educators and youth workers, we work alongside young people (aged 13–16) who have disengaged from regular schooling. For over thirty years the Alt School has operated from a youth development kaupapa to connect with young people, respond to their needs and re-engage them in learning.

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The school is managed by Praxis, a faith-based community of educators who work at both secondary and tertiary levels, more info at

After over ten years in the role our amazing lead teacher is moving on and we are now looking for a qualified educator to step into a team teaching position.

The role is based around creating connections with young people, and working with them to co-design and implement individualised learning plans. It will also involve working alongside a team of youth workers to enable side by side learning, teaching and assessment in a range of unit standards (in academic, social and life skills), supporting progress in literacy and numeracy and working to embed these in project based learning initiatives.

We are particularly looking for a person who can also bring an area of specialist interest to our learning mix, this could be in te ao Māori, art, technology, sports or the outdoors (for example).

A current full drivers licence is essential. Our salary scale is based on PPTA rates. Teacher training is required, teacher registration is preferred. There is some flexibility around the hours worked, so this role could also suit a person who is having to balance child care responsibilities.

How to apply

Please provide a copy of your CV and a covering letter. If you also have an specialist area of interest that you are able to teach in please include some details. Please send to

Maureen Samuel
(021) 812 320

Vacancy reference #:1HAQT1

Listed 10:49 AM 13 October 2021
Closes 5pm 05 November 2021

Praxis: Alternative Education School - Porirua NZ

Organisation details

Praxis: Alternative Education School - Porirua

Location: Wellington