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To apply for a teaching position with Kindergarten Taranaki, applicants must hold:

  • Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Current Practising Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certificate

KINDERGARTEN TARANAKI

Senior Teacher (K3) permanent, full-time – 2 positions

Exciting opportunity for key leadership roles with Kindergarten Taranaki.

We are seeking two leaders who will ensure tamariki, whānau and kaiako thrive and benefit. Where everyone’s skills, abilities and contributions are integral to achieving the collective aspirations of our learning community.

Do the following attributes sound like you?

  • Support the strategy of Kindergarten Taranaki – providing professional and strategic leadership to teaching teams
  • Inspire and motivate teaching teams to continually improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Provide professional leadership and robust dialogue with teaching teams to ensure teaching and learning is based on current pedagogy
  • Design and plan culturally responsive curriculum that supports the local community
  • Able to design innovative processes and systems that are informed by Te Ao Māori worldview/Enviroschools principles and current research
  • Foster genuine and meaningful relationships with local hapū and iwi and diverse community groups
  • Support collaborative relationships across the education sector and actively engage in national policy and priorities
  • Support and expand collaborative relationships with outside agencies
  • Confident in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori
  • Be a progressive thinker to overcome complexities and challenges

What we offer

  • As part of Kindergarten Taranaki, you will enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and be part of an organisation which offers fantastic professional development opportunities and ongoing support for you and your career
  • Kindergartens are involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and encouraged to deepen their cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori
  • Start 18 January 2021

 

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current teacher registration.  To download an application pack click on the button below or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close 4pm, Monday, 9 November 2020

Kahikatea Kindergarten Teacher

(Part–time – 0.50 FTE, 20 hours per week)

Commence Term I, 2021

Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting their aspirations for their tamaiti and dedicated in making a difference in our local community? The ability to establish and foster genuine and meaningful relationships with local hapū and iwi and confident in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their identity, language and culture is highly valued in this place.

About this role

  • This Kindergarten has a stunning environment with mature trees and an uncluttered learning environment, including natural materials and loose parts, with a strong commitment to involving the whole community in sustainable practices
  • The team work collaboratively with shared leadership
  • Kahikatea Kindergarten has strong whānau support and established relationships with local schools and support services
  • We demonstrate strong skills in partnering with whānau for assessment and curriculum development

What we offer

  • As part of Kindergarten Taranaki, you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and to be part of an organisation which offers fantastic professional development opportunities and ongoing support for you and your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Enviroschools, Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration. To download an application pack click on the button below or phone 027 639 9830.  Applications close 4 pm, Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Orapa Kindergarten Teacher 

(Full – time – 40 hours per week)

 Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting aspirations for their tamaiti and dedicated in making a difference in our local community? The ability to establish and foster genuine and meaningful relationships with local hapū and iwi and confidence and wish to further learning in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their language, culture and identity is highly valued in this kindergarten. The aim is that tamariki gain a sense of turangawaewae in this place.

About this role

  • You will be part of a team that works collaboratively to respond to the diverse needs of our learning community
  • Orapa Kindergarten has strong whanau support and established relationships with schools, support services and the local community
  • A strong emphasis on maintaining our Pā-Harakeke Healthy Heart Award and involving the community in sustainable practices

What we offer

  • As part of Kindergarten Taranaki, you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and to be part of an organisation which offers fantastic professional development and ongoing support for your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens
  • All Kindergartens are Enviroschools
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration. To download an application pack click on the button below or phone 027 639 9830.  Applications close 4 pm, Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Tawhiti Kindergarten Teacher 

Permanent – Part-time teacher ­-  0.425 FTE, 17 hours per week

Start date: 18 January 2021

 Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting their aspirations for their tamaiti and dedicated in making a difference in our local community?

The ability to establish and foster genuine and meaningful relationships with local hapū and iwi and confident in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their language, culture and identity is highly valued in this place.

About this role

  • This Kindergarten has an expansive outdoor environment and is being developed in line with the kaupapa of Te Āo Māori and Enviroschools kaupapa. This kindergarten has a strong sense of community and celebrates its connection with local history and this is celebrated in the curriculum.

What we offer

  • As part of Kindergarten Taranaki, you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and to be part of an organisation which offers fantastic professional development opportunities and ongoing support for you and your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens
  • All 24 Kindergartens are Enviroschools
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Āo Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration. To download an application pack click on the button below or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close on Monday, 9 November 2021 at 4 pm

Koru Kindergarten

Teacher

1.00 FTE = 40 hours per week

 Are you passionate about developing meaningful relationships with tamariki and whānau, by respecting their aspirations for their tamaiti and dedicated to making a difference in our local community? The ability to establish and foster genuine and meaningful relationships with local hapū and iwi and confident in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team to develop and grow the service with new ideas, share your passion, expertise and strengths to enrich learning. Creating an environment where learners can be confident in their language, culture and identity is highly valued in this place.

About this role

Koru kindergarten is attached to a teen parent unit and caters for infants from three months right through to school age children. Koru is also open to the wider community.

Koru has a strong philosophical base around Maiatanga – resilience, Manaakitanga- nurture and Whanaungatanga – relationships.  Kaiako are expected to be knowledgeable and work within this framework. A thorough understanding of infant and toddler pedagogy is essential.

 What we offer

  • As part of Kindergarten Taranaki, you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the KTCA and to be part of an organisation which offers fantastic professional development and ongoing support for your career
  • You will be part of a professional network of 24 Kindergartens
  • All Kindergartens are part of the Enviroschools network
  • We encourage all Kindergartens to be involved in Incredible Years, Healthy Heart and deepening our cultural journey to strengthen Te Ao Māori

All applicants must hold a NZ recognised ECE qualification and current registration. To download an application pack click on the button below or phone 027 639 9830.

Applications close Monday, 9 November 2020 at 4pm

Relieving Teachers – Kindergarten Taranaki

Expressions of Interest for Relieving Teachers – Kindergarten Taranaki

Are you passionate about providing a learning environment for all tamariki / whānau / kaiako and dedicated to making a difference in our local community?

If you want to make a difference, we would love to hear from you!  Kindergarten Taranaki (Te Putahi Kura Pūhou o Taranaki) currently has vacancies for Relieving Teachers, both qualified / registered and in-training teachers, to provide relieving cover within the 24 kindergartens across the Taranaki region.  Primary trained teachers may apply for relief teaching work.

Kindergarten Taranaki provides learning environments that are reflective of the communities and whānau that we serve.  Through our vision of “enriching learning”, we deliver our mission of “inspiring tamariki, supporting whānau and growing communities by being innovative leaders in early learning”.

If you want flexible working hours that are well remunerated, then we look forward to your application.   Please include in your covering letter an indication of the locations within Taranaki where you would be willing to provide relief cover.

Arohatia te Mātauranga! We Love Learning!

Why choose Kindergarten?

  • Kindergarten Taranaki is the largest ECE provider and employer of ECE Teachers in Taranaki. Our teachers enjoy the following benefits:
  • Collaborative and reciprocal relationships with children and families/whanau in their communities
  • Collegial support/mentoring from highly experienced teachers
  • Excellent Professional learning and development opportunities
  • Generous non- contact time
  • Individualised induction programmes
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Pay parity with Primary/Secondary Teachers and recognition for higher qualifications i.e. degrees*
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Support and Guidance programmes for Provisionally Registered Teachers

*The Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers Collective Agreement  has details of salary scales and conditions of employment.