Otahuhu College www.otahuhucollege.school.nz is located in NZ’s largest, most culturally diverse city, Auckland and we are looking for a science teacher to commence a permanent post in term 1, late January 2020.
Our school serves a largely Pacific Island - Maori local community. The students in many cases come from first or second-generation families who moved to New Zealand for a better life and for better opportunities for their children. Our school has gone through a period of significant improvement in the past five years and we are committed to increasing the number of students who go on to degree-level study.
We are looking for a dedicated science teacher who will continue the good work already in place and build on our students’ successes. We have a wonderful new science block with modern laboratories equipped with the latest educational technology and our existing team will be welcoming and supportive. You will need to be reliable, a 'team player' motivated and someone who can inspire and excite our students. You will ideally have experience of delivering the UK (or similar) High School science curriculum to all school year levels but we will consider excellent NQTs.
All applicants must be qualified teachers with a degree and trained-teacher qualification. Please forward a CV and letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating clearly which science you specialise in at sixth form level; ie Chemistry - Physics - Biology etc. Remuneration will depend on qualifications and experience and will be set according to the state pay scale as laid out in the NZ secondary teachers’ contract. You should be eligible to apply for a NZ Ministry of Education International Relocation Grant of NZ $5,000 if you are an overseas trained teacher or NZ $7,000 if you are a returning NZ trained teacher.
The whole process of coming to NZ to teach and live can be a daunting prospect but support and assistance through the emigration process will be available to the successful applicant.