Opua School is a Year 1 to 8 Full Primary school of approximately 110 wonderful children and an exciting opportunity has arisen to teach at our unique school in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Our wonderful Room. 5 teacher is retiring and we need someone positive, practical and inspiring to replace her.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic educator who is forward-looking, innovative, reflective, and passionate. The position is for our Room 5, containing mostly Year 7 and 8 children. An ability to teach Reo would be an advantage as would skills in DT, Music, and Science.

The ideal candidate must have Full NZ Teacher Registration and:

  • Love children, get a buzz out of helping them thrive and be able to build strong learning partnerships with children and their whanau;
  • Be caring and sharing – it is our motto and we all live by it – and be culturally responsive;
  • Understand children and the practical, creative art of teaching above educational jargon and theory;
  • Have a sense of humour and fun and the desire to support children’s well-being and love of learning;
  • Be resourceful, resilient, self-motivated and empowering;
  • Have high expectations and be enthusiastic with strong curriculum knowledge;
  • Be a genuine team player, collaborative, collegial and inclusive of and sensitive to others;
  • Be proficient in Digital Technology and able to extend, challenge and excite children with lessons that integrate STEAM thinking and problem-solving activities;
  • Be flexible, adaptable, open to new learning and possess a growth mindset;
  • Be committed to confidentiality and ethical conduct.

The successful applicant will join an experienced, professional, united and happy team in a well-resourced and successful school with a positive culture where children are nurtured and encouraged to be the best they can be. We also have a school house as an option for the successful candidate.

To read and download the full Classroom Teacher’s Job Description and the application form please click on the links below.

Opua School Classroom Teacher Job Description

Opua School Application Form