Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu New Zealand (nationwide)

Kaiako matua arts–music / sound arts specialist

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

The arts
2MU + 2MA

Listed 12:37 PM 04 November 2021
Closes 5pm 22 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQze

Commencing term 1, 2022.

Based in one of the kura's regional offices. 

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 statement, guides learning design and delivery alongside Te Whāriki, 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 the arts rōpū. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative leadership team guiding and supporting innovative and inclusive curriculum design in the arts, with particular emphasis on music. The role provides learning leadership to kaiako across the school from Y7–15.

Kaiako matua work collaboratively and you will have the opportunity to extend your leadership skills by taking on a variety of roles in the rōpū. 

The successful applicant will have:

  • Expertise in practical, technological and theoretical branches of the sound arts
  • Practical experience in effective assessment for learning
  • Up-to-date curriculum knowledge, including national curriculum refresh and review of achievement standards
  • Established connections with other subject matter experts and subject associations, and
  • A commitment to ongoing professional learning and personal growth. 

The ability to provide mātauranga Māori leadership within the arts rōpū is desirable.

While we are an online school, that doesn't mean no ākonga contact. You'll interact with our ākonga at face-to-face and virtual advisories, communicate with them using online tools and guide a group of ākonga as their kaimanaaki (learning advisor). We are committed to seeing you grow with us and development opportunities often crop up within the school.

Listen to Mike Hollings, our Chief Executive, talk about the school. 

How to apply

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

Wendy Talbot-Aspin
(027) 551 9146

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQze

Listed 12:37 PM 04 November 2021
Closes 5pm 22 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
ERO school report
View more on Education Counts

Physical address:
11 Portland Crescent, Thorndon, Wellington

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