We are a very successful school that has experienced sustained roll growth over the last five years. We have recently had significant building improvements completed, including new classrooms, a new science lab, new court surfacing and updates to our admin block, with technology and art classroom upgrades on the way.
Our Primary Syndicate currently consists of nine teaching staff and five Learning Support staff. This Syndicate is divided into Upper and Lower Syndicates, with a Syndicate Leader supporting both. These syndicates are also supported by the Deputy Principal, the rest of the Senior Leadership Team and various pastoral staff. We provide comprehensive support for PRT’s and provide opportunities for both PRT’s and experienced staff to follow their passions and strengths.
Our current Y5–6 teacher is moving on to another opportunity at the end of term 4, and we are looking for a suitable candidate to replace her. Class sizes are small; we are very well resourced and our ERO reports identify our strengths in student achievement and our positive school culture and relationships.
We place a heavy emphasis on building healthy relationships and use a Restorative Approach to maintain them. We are a school that promotes learning with a Growth Mindset and have a wonderful, supportive community that fully engages with all that we offer. We are very successful academically but value the holistic individual and tailor programmes and support accordingly.
Please see our school Facebook page or our school website www.murchison.school.nz for more details on our area and community.
We are just over one hour from sunny Nelson on SH6; housing is cheap and subsidised school housing is available.
If you love the outdoors, kayaking, tramping or cycling and would love to work with a great staff and a great community then this is the place for you.