Technology Teacher (Years 7-15), New Zealand

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Hurunui CollegeNew Zealand

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Start date: 26/01/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

About Hurunui College

Hurunui College is situated in a picturesque site nestled in the foothills of Hawarden township in North Canterbury, 80km north of Christchurch. Both junior and senior schools are located on the one site enabling the school to operate as a cohesive unit.

Hurunui College is proud of its reputation in the sporting, cultural and academic fields. Our students compete strongly in sports such as swimming, athletics, tennis, netball, rugby and hockey. Students participate in regional cultural and academic events including music festivals, speech, maths and reading contests, science fairs and the Hawarden A&P Show. Our students have established a fine record of performance in external examinations over many years.

A comprehensive profile of each child is developed during his/her schooling at Hurunui College so that individual needs, interests and special abilities are fully understood.

At Hurunui College we have a family atmosphere, which promotes security and a strong feeling of well-being within our students. Courtesy, consideration, cooperation and cultural appreciation are highly rated at Hurunui College. Parents are highly supportive of school activities and the facilities are widely used by community groups and individuals.  Our students develop a strong sense of belonging to a community and confidence in dealing with people of all ages.

A high value is placed on participation, self-discipline and trust. All students have the chance to take part in the whole range of school activities.

We have highly qualified specialist staff in subjects such as art, music and physical education. Students at NCEA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 enjoy the services of well-qualified teachers in relatively small classes.

Technology Teacher (Years 7-15) - Full time,  Permanent, Start Date: 26/01/2018

We are seeking a talented and dynamic technology teacher with the ability to teach in the Hard Materials and DVC areas through to the senior levels in our school. Having the ability to also teach in the area of digital technologies is an advantage.  Please state specialist strengths within technology and across the curriculum.

Hurunui College has the ability to deliver a diverse technology programme in modern technology facilities. The successful candidate will be excited by the opportunity to deliver a future-focused technology programme in a small, supportive and collaborative school environment. 

The successful applicant will show a commitment to working within the New Zealand education framework, utilising NCEA and working within a collaborative and forward looking school. Hurunui College  also works within a restorative practices frame work and is strongly focused on a values based, positive behaviour for learning ethos.

Hurunui College is a 1-15 Area School situated in Hawarden, the gateway to the Lake Sumner Forest Park area, and an easy 50mins drive north of Christchurch. Christchurch is New Zealand’s South Island’s largest city with a growing metropolitan area and international Airport. Hurunui College is ideally positioned in a rural setting with easy access to mountains, lakes, rivers and coastal areas. Hurunui College will work closely to support a successful applicant in making their transition to New Zealand.

School housing options are available along with a range of alternative housing close to the College.

Please complete applications online or by downloading at or by downloading the application file.

Applications close: 27th of November 2017

Any further inquiries can be made to:

Judith Topp, EO Hurunui College: or Stephen Beck, Principal Hurunui College:

(+643) 314 - 4430

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More about Hurunui College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: ​2 Tenterden Street, Hawarden, Noth Canterbury, 7348, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 314 4430
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