Koraunui Kindergarten - Head Teacher, full-time

  • Monday- Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm
  • 6 weeks annual leave (4 weeks that can be applied to take throughout the year)
  • Competitive salary rate
  • PLD opportunities and Head Teacher Leadership days
  • Duties commence 9th January 2023.

Who are we?

Hutt City Kindergartens have been growing young learners for over 90 years in Lower Hutt, providing quality and affordable early childhood education. Our teaching teams are passionate about providing rich learning environments where children can explore, develop and have fun. We welcome people who can share in that passion.

We are a not-for-profit dedicated to making quality early childhood education accessible to all. We have 20 kindergartens throughout the Hutt Valley, including Stokes Valley, Central Hutt, Western Hill and Wainuiomata. We are proud to be an integral part of our local community and celebrate our cultural diversity and identity.

About Koraunui Kindergarten

Koraunui Kindergarten is located in the heart of Stokes Valley. We offer an all-year service, Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 2.30pm.  We remain open during term breaks, with a two-week closure period over Christmas/New Year and on public holidays.

We encourage whānau to share their culture with us and be part of their child’s kindergarten experience, working together to grow confident young learners. Our kindergarten is actively involved with our community and we make regular trips to our local library and schools, fostering a sense of belonging and place.

​The Head Teacher position

Hutt City Kindergartens is seeking an experienced teacher with the leadership skills and passion to maintain the quality service that Koraunui Kindergarten is known for.

You might already have worked as a Head Teacher or Supervisor, or perhaps you're ready to step into a leadership role.  

You will be able to demonstrate that you can:

  • lead collaborative working relationships that inspire the team to excel
  • provide an inclusive learning environment that is focused on the development of tamariki's social wellbeing
  • effectively use available financial resources to support kindergarten operations
  • maintain and promote respectful and positive relationships with whānau and the community.

You will also have a high level of knowledge and practice of Te Whāriki and current learning and teaching theories.

You'll receive

  • 6 weeks annual leave (4 weeks of which you can apply to use throughout the year)
  • 15 non-contact hours per week
  • Regular PLD opportunities, including Head Teacher Leaderships Days (4 per year) and an annual conference.

A Position Description for our Head Teacher role can be found by clicking the green button below.

Applying for this role

Applicants must hold a:

  • Minimum of Dip. Tch (ECE or Primary)
  • Current Practicing Certificate from the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Current first aid certificate.

Applications close Wednesday 7th December, 5pm - however, applications may be reviewed before this date.

If you have any questions about this position please contact Kristine Allen at hr@huttkindergartens.org.nz or phone 04 920 9841.