Head Teacher - AKA Hillsborough Kindergarten
Auckland Kindergarten Association
Hillsborough, NZ
6d ago

ECE Head Teacher - Hillsborough Kindergarten

  • An exciting chance to lead a team of people passionate about inspiring Happy, Healthy and Confident young minds
  • Work in a collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Permanent, full time role at our Hillsborough Kindergarten
  • Auckland Kindergarten Association has a long history in New Zealand in the Early Childhood Education sector, having been established in 1908 with the opening of our kindergarten at Freemans Bay.

    We now have 107 kindergartens and four KiNZ centres, supported by our shared services staff at our office in Queen Street, forming our organisation, with a total of just under 1000 staff.

    Ours is a bicultural environment, where the learning framework of Te Whāriki underpins all we do, and where the good of our tamariki (children) and their whānau (family) sits at the very heart of our organisation.

    At AKA, we provide a safe and enriching early childhood learning environment where children can develop as confident and competent learners.

    Our kindergartens offer quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) that is inclusive of the diversity of children, parents and whānau that attend.

    Our Auckland-wide network of kindergartens are magical places where young Aucklanders get the very best start to prepare for school and beyond - building the foundations for a lifetime of learning.

    The kindergarten

    Hillsborough Kindergarten is a well-established centre that has been recently had a new building upgrade, and the new environment offers modern learning facilities for children.

    Our qualified teachers at Hillsborough Kindergarten promote an inclusive and respectful environment where learning is fun.

    We value the cultural diversity of the community and embrace all contributions. You are welcome to come and meet our passionate teaching team and have a look around our kindergarten! We partner with Hay Park School, to support a smooth transition into school.

    The role

    Hillsborough Kindergarten is currently looking for a permanent, full time Head Teacher to join us, and lead our dedicated teaching team, helping us contribute to the high level of service that we are proud to provide our local community.

    If you are a registered and fully certificated ECE Teacher, and experienced ECE Head Teacher with proven leadership experience, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the "magic" that is the AKA!

  • As a Head Teacher, you will enjoy being a great example to your team as an exceptional leader. Through your open communication style, collaborative approach and focus on strengthening relationships;
  • you will value the past whilst bringing to life a vision for the future that is shared by the team, kindergarten whānau and local community are on the journey together;
  • and ensures that all key stakeholders are on the journey together.

    Balancing professional leadership with management of the day-to-day kindergarten operations and teaching duties means variety and intrinsic reward.

  • You need to be energetic and enthusiastic about providing excellent learning experiences to our tamariki, driven by our play-based philosophy and focus on dispositional learning;
  • and have the resilience to meet the compliance and operational targets that the management component of the role requires.

    Our ideal candidate will also :

  • Have 5+ years experience in an ECE environment, and hold a current practicing certificate
  • Have demonstrable skills in relationship building
  • Display a firm-but-fair approach to leading a team, where collaboration and development is key
  • share the organisation's commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, informing and leading bicultural practice
  • share our kindergarten's philosophy of care and respect for the natural environment and sustainability and incorporate this in to learning experiences for children
  • value the use of ICT as a teaching tool, utilising a range of available technological resources to extend children's learning and improve teaching practice
  • have a strong focus on inclusiveness, recognising and valuing the rich diversity of the tamariki, whānau and local community
  • enjoy working directly with our tamariki and love getting your hands dirty
  • Ultimately, everything you do will be focused on achieving the best learning outcomes for children.

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