Specialist Teacher (Gifted Education) - Christchurch

Updated: 5 days ago

Part time, permanent, 0.8 FTE

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, certificated teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts Closes Friday 1 July 2022

Are you an outstanding teacher excited about working with kids with high potential to achieve extraordinary things?


For 25+ years, we’ve been making the magic happen for gifted learners across New Zealand. Currently, 700+ children from 280+ schools participate in MindPlus programmes each week in our dedicated learning spaces or online, using our specialist NZCGE curriculum. We’re on a mission to ensure all Kiwi kids who need us can access our support, regardless of their parents' income, and in a way which respects their cultural identity.


We're looking for a terrific teacher to join us for 4 days a week, at our Christchurch unit (Riccarton High), for Tues, Weds, Thurs, and then Fridays at our Lincoln unit (West Melton Community Centre) with small, mixed-age classes of gifted learners. This could be a new career direction for you or an opportunity to build specialist gifted expertise for a few years before returning to mainstream. This role is initially fixed term until the end of 2022, with likelihood of continuation into 2023.


You will be a terrific teacher who:

  • Connects with diverse young people, their whānau and communities

  • Works effectively in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom set-up

  • Enjoys differentiating learning for diverse students

  • Works collaboratively as part of a team (face to face and by distance)

  • Is well organised

  • Is happy to take on project leadership from time to time eg in course design, assessment

We will support your learning journey about giftedness and provide training in our specialist curriculum, wherever your starting point.

Two other essential requirements:

  • Current NZ Practising Certificate (full 1 or 2);

  • Our preference is for fully COVID-vaccinated

Visits to our classes are encouraged and can be arranged, and you can find out more about us at: https://www.nzcge.nz/teachwithus


Teaching begins week beginning 25 July, with three days of paid induction and professional learning week beginning 11 July.




How to apply

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch and have a chat. Or send your CV and a cover letter to me:

Madelaine Armstrong Willcocks, Head of Programmes madelaine.willcocks@nzcge.co.nz (021) 552 373

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