Positions Available

Deputy Principal Yrs 0-8

Raglan Area School is a vibrant, bicultural school in the Waikato region. The school is situated on a small peninsula overlooking Whaingaroa Harbour and sitting beneath Maunga Karioi. Our landscape and environment is an important part of our community and our school and we’re very proud to share it with new staff not familiar with our town.

2018 will be a big year for our school and we’re seeking a dynamic Deputy Principal to take responsibility of the Junior and Intermediate areas, Yrs 0-8. There is much work to be done and we’re looking for the right person to help us work toward achieving our charter objectives in 2018.

You will work alongside our School Principal and Deputy Principal responsible for Years 9-13 on the Leadership team striving to improve student engagement and outcomes for all students.

You’ll be passionate about lifting student achievement levels and be able to demonstrate experience of this in a previous position along with your passion for teaching and learning. You’ll be an inspirational and innovative leader who is focused on student well-being. An empathetic and collaborative style of working and communicating is preferred.

You will promote our school’s mission statement and charter, demonstrating a strong commitment to Tikanga Māori and Te Reo within our diverse community (although the ability to speak Te Reo is not required, it is an advantage).

You will have proven experience in curriculum development, student assessment, and pastoral care along with strong evidence of collaborative engagement with whānau and community. Strengths in e-learning, restorative practices, and data analysis are advantageous.

A school house may be available to the successful applicant. Our Board welcomes your interest and application for this position.

Please go to the advertisement on Education Gazette for more information and to apply.

Applications close on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Experienced Teacher, Yrs 1-4

You will be experienced in, and passionate about teaching Y1–4 students and will have a thorough understanding of the requirements of the curriculum especially in literacy. A commitment to tikanga and te reo is preferable. The ability to lead a curriculum area that is a passion is an advantage as is evidence of successful acceleration pedagogies for students. This is an opportunity to join a school that is committed to biculturalism and engaging with students to achieve excellence.

Our BOT welcomes your interest and application for this position.

Please see our listing on the Education Gazette for further information, and to apply. 

Sportsfit Coordinator

This is a part-time, 15 hours per week role when the Kura is open (40 weeks per year).

As Sportsfit Cordinator you will:

  • Support the student participation in physical activities, sport and recreation.
  • Develop, in conjunction with key staff, including the HOD PE, programmes to engage students in the above.
  • Build links between school and community.
  • Liaise with Sport Waikato.
  • Support RAS participation in the Western Cluster, North Waikato Cluster and Area School events.
  • Add updates to school webpage regarding school sports events participated in.

This is a Grade B Associate Scale of the School Support Staff Collective agreement.

For enquiries and to apply please email: principal@raglanarea.school.nz before closing date of 19 January 2018.

Board of Trustees Secretary

Our Board of Trustees (BOT) at Raglan Area School are a very busy group of people. There is lots of planning and organisational work that go into governing our unique school and we need help with all the admin tasks that go along with the work that we do.
As Board members, we are passionate about this voluntary job that we do for our school and we’d love to find a great secretary who can be passionate about the work too.

This is a paid, part-time position of 20 hours per month commencing in January 2018.

You’ll be required to:
– Accurately record minutes of all Board meetings and Extraordinary meetings.
– Check inwards/outwards BOT correspondence and record details.
– Manage the administration of BOT policies and procedures.
– Manage the BOT calendar and send out reminders of meetings and events to all members.
– Assist with any other BOT correspondence and administration tasks as required.
– Be available to undertake professional development.

To be successful you’ll:
– Be able to demonstrate your experience as an organised, proactive and enthusiastic administrator.
– Be a punctual, reliable, responsible and respectful person.
– Have effective verbal and written communication skills.
– Be an efficient and accurate typist.
– Be a confident and experienced user of digital communication tools to improve efficiency and productivity. Experience in tools such as Microsoft Office and/or the Google Suite would be an advantage.

At times, you’ll be trusted with very confidential information so you’ll be able to uphold our Code of Conduct and confidentiality requirements.

You must legally be able to work in NZ and also satisfactorily pass a Police check before employment can be confirmed.

If you’re interested please write a letter explaining why you think you’d be a great Board Secretary, attach your CV and email to: boardoftrustees@raglanarea.school.nz.