Highfield School Canterbury

Leader of Te Whare Maru

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Certificated teacher

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

Listed 1:06 PM 22 October 2021
Closes 12pm 12 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQeb

The position is for a permanent, full-time Leader of Te Whare Maru, which is a specialist ORS funded unit within Highfield School.

Located on-site, Te Whare Maru provides a highly individualised programme within a mainstream school. 

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic special education teacher and leader who is collaborative and has empathy and a passion for meeting the needs of ongoing resource scheme students. This is an opportunity to lead a highly motivated, enthusiastic and supportive teaching team with a positive school culture where tamariki are empowered. 

We are looking for a special education leader and teacher who: 

  • Has experience, strengths and skills working with ORS tamariki
  • Enjoys being challenged, is a team player and brings energy to their position
  • Is able to lead a great team of experienced teacher aides
  • Has a sound pedagogical knowledge and is culturally responsive
  • Thrives in a collaborative, inclusive, creative and fun environment
  • Recognises that a multicultural community is a gift
  • Will promote learner agency, integrated inquiry and is innovative
  • Be familiar with leading IEP’s
  • Has sound behaviour management skills and the ability to create IBP’s
  • Forms positive working relationships with all staff and whānau.

If you are passionate about meeting the needs of our 11 ORS tamariki, supported by our team of experienced teacher aides, and are able to provide engaging learning experiences, we look forward to hearing from you. Please state your strengths, special education experience, and areas of interest in your covering letter. 

Start date 27 January 2022.

How to apply

Please send your application form and CV and direct enquiries to:

Nicola Casey-Newton
30 Rimu Street, Highfield, Timaru 7910
(03) 686 1419

Download our application form
Application Form T1 2022 TWM

Vacancy reference #:1HAQeb

Listed 1:06 PM 22 October 2021
Closes 12pm 12 November 2021

Highfield School NZ

School details

Highfield School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 292

School number: 3373
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Physical address:
Rimu Street, Glenwood, Timaru

Postal Address:
30 Rimu Street, Glenwood, Timaru, 7910