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Current Vacancies

Full-Time Caretaker

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced school caretaker to maintain the property, equipment and grounds at Columba College to a high standard.  You will need good time management skills, a sound understanding of Health & Safety requirements, initiative, and the ability to work with a broad group of people. A range of general maintenance skills would be a distinct advantage.

We are looking for someone who can perform their duties diligently and unsupervised, is physically fit, has excellent communication, can interact in a professional manner with staff, students, and contractors, has a high attention to detail and can maintain an overall safe environment.

Further information and a job description are on the school website and a visit to the College is most welcome.

Please apply with a covering letter, CV and names of two referees by 5 pm Friday 6 November 2020 to the Principal, Columba College, Private Bag 1911, Dunedin, or email

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Working at Columba College

Thank you for your interest in applying for a teaching role at Columba College. Our school is located on Highgate, overlooking the city of Dunedin and Otago Harbour, in beautiful grounds that feature heritage buildings alongside state-of-the-art modern facilities. Columba is an area school, with boys and girls in the Year 0 – 6 junior campus and girls only in the Years 7 – 13 middle and senior school. We have Presbyterian foundations and values, and we are a boarding school.

We have an experienced, collegial teaching staff that builds strong relationships with students and the community. Our classrooms and teaching programmes are well resourced and we have a committed and helpful team of support staff.

Columba students are friendly, polite and hard working, and make the most of the many academic, cultural, sporting and service opportunities available to them. The NZC is the foundation of all of our teaching programmes, and our NCEA and Scholarship results are among the best in New Zealand. Our programmes make use of the spectacular natural surroundings of Dunedin and the wider Otago area.

Teachers at Columba College are part of the pastoral life of the school, as form teachers. All staff participate in the special character of the College by attending weekly chapel services, a College church service each term, and integrating the Christian ethos of the College into their teaching programmes. Teachers also take part in the co-curricular life of the school through involvement in sport, cultural events and House activities. We are committed to the professional development of our staff. We welcome applications from NZTC Registered teachers, and beginning teachers.

Visits to our school to meet with key personnel and view the facilities are most welcome from prospective applicants. It is recommended that applicants refer to the school’s charter.