Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery Canterbury

Kaitiaki with responsibility for Pastoral Care

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 12:57 PM 08 November 2021
Closes 5pm 19 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAR3w

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery is a special character area school based in central Christchurch. We have a fundamental tenet that the child is central in directing their own learning so that the enthusiasm and love of learning is retained. Our students value the choice, flexibility and respect that our style of education provides them.  

Our key values are whanaungatanga, kaha, aroha, whakaute and tiakitanga.

We are looking for a permanent full time Kaitiaki to join our school community in 2022. They will have responsibility for the pastoral care of students, including well being and behaviour. They will work closely with the guidance team, the Community Leaders, the Home Base Learning Advisors and the Senior Leadership Team to help ensure that each student is able to reach their potential. The candidate will also have a Home Base class.

The successful candidate will have experience working within a guidance team in a pastoral role. They will be passionate and enthusiastic about working with young people and children. They will have excellent relational practice, be a team player with proven strengths and skills in forming effective and professional relationships both within the school community and with wider agencies. The successful candidate will also be able to work in a flexible learning environment and have the confidence to support students to be self-directive in their learning. 

We strongly advise applicants to come into the school for a tour before submitting their CV and letter of application. To organise a tour or ask questions about the position or school contact Anita Yarwood at Please be advised that you will have to do a presentation to our wider school community as part of the interview process. This presentation will be a virtual presentation if we are still at Alert Level Two, or a higher Alert Level. 

How to apply

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Anita Yarwood
(027) 720 9259

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAR3w

Listed 12:57 PM 08 November 2021
Closes 5pm 19 November 2021

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery NZ

School details

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery

Type: Composite
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 7
Roll: 648

School number: 683
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Physical address:
5 Mollett St, Christchurch

Postal Address:
P O Box 4666, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, 8140