Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Canterbury

Liaison teacher

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

Listed 10:37 AM 04 November 2021
Closes 5pm 19 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQy8

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) is New Zealand's largest school and provides personalised and authentic learning programmes from early childhood to NCEA Level 3, including young adult and adult learners.  

We are looking for a creative, innovative liaison teacher to join our team in Christchurch.

  • The liaison teacher's role includes providing support and guidance to full-time ākonga, particularly those with low support, for their programme of learning
  • The liaison teacher works with kaimanaaki and kaiako to support and advise on a suitable learning programme for the ākonga.
  • The role requires providing support to kaimanaaki to implement and collect assessments, both diagnostic and on-going monitoring of students' learning needs. This includes assessment to support student applications to NZQA for Special Assessment Conditions for NCEA. 
  • We are seeking a team player with a strong background, experience and demonstrated aptitude in working with students at risk of low educational achievement and/or with students who have had difficulty achieving in the mainstream school environment. You will have strong relationship management and interpersonal skills. You will be required to hold a relevant teaching qualification for either primary or secondary teaching. A background in Learning Support and/or as a SENCO would be advantageous.
  • The liaison teacher travels regularly within their region, visiting students in their homes and engaging with students at Huinga Ako. A full drivers licence is required for this position.

It's an exciting time at Te Kura as we continue to innovate and transform the way we provide distance learning. In our online environment, we work with the latest technologies and are constantly growing in this space.

We're forward thinking and do things a little differently, but that doesn't mean no student contact! You'll interact with students at advisories, by doing some home visits and communicate with them using online tools.

How to apply

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

Amy Stewart
(027) 261 9840

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQy8

Listed 10:37 AM 04 November 2021
Closes 5pm 19 November 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: 6324

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