Vacancies

Please email for a job description and application form or download an application form from our website. Please post/email your application, CV and direct enquiries to: lgold@columbacollege.school.nz

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Current Vacancies

Director of Boarding

Columba College is recognised as a high-performing school of special character, providing an outstanding education for girls in the senior school and for both boys and girls in the junior school. With a vibrant boarding community, the college has a long tradition of supporting students to seek excellence across all dimensions, within a positive community, enhanced by inclusive Presbyterian values.

The College is looking to appoint a Director of Boarding to be responsible for the professional leadership of the boarding house.

The successful applicant will be tasked with providing a happy, caring, safe, supportive and inclusive environment for our boarding students where their wellbeing and safety is of paramount concern.

Applicants should be willing to embrace the special character of our College and work constructively with the Principal, General Manager and Boards to achieve these goals.

For a copy of the job description, please email Liz Gold – lgold@columbacollege.school.nz

To apply in strict confidence, applicants are asked to complete the Columba College application form and supply a current curriculum vitae with a covering letter.

Please email your completed application form to lgold@columbacollege.school.nz

For more information, please phone Mrs. Marianne Parks or Liz Gold on 03 467 5188.

Applications close 07 April 2021.

 

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Teacher of te reo Māori

Columba College is recognised as a high-performing school of special character, providing an outstanding education for girls in the senior school and for both boys and girls in the junior school. With a vibrant boarding community, the college has a long tradition of supporting students to seek excellence across all dimensions, within a positive community, enhanced by inclusive Presbyterian values.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated teacher for a fixed term, full-time or part time role as a teacher of te reo Māori. The successful applicant will be a fully NZ registered teacher, be qualified to teach te reo from Y0-13 and be prepared to nurture the Māori language and Māori culture across our community. Please state other supporting subjects.

Applicants are asked to complete the Columba College application form and supply a current curriculum vitae with a covering letter.

Please email Liz Gold – lgold@columbacollege.school.nz for a job description.

Applications close Friday 29 January 2021, with the position commencement date from Term 1, 2021.

Director of Sport

Full time, Long-term relieving (LTR), Maternity Leave

Columba College is recognised as a high-performing school of special character, providing an outstanding education for girls in the senior school and both boys and girls in the Junior School. With a vibrant boarding community, the college has a long tradition of supporting students to seek excellence across all dimensions, within a positive community, enhanced by inclusive Presbyterian values.

We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Director of Sport for a full time, long-term relieving position from 7/4/2021 – 17/10/2021.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the promotion of sport amongst our students, facilitate their direct involvement and have experience in management and reporting. You will also be expected to take part in the special character of the college.

Please email Liz Gold – lgold@columbacollege.school.nz for a job description.

Applications close 4pm, Friday 5 February 2021.

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Boarding House Position: Residential Assistant (live-in position)

2 vacancies

Residential Assistants are ordinarily university students seeking to balance university study with employment.

Residential Assistants are positive role models for boarders who provide pastoral support to the operation of the boarding house and enhance the environment to maximise the safety, well-being, academic success, and personal growth of boarders in our care.

Essential Requirements:

  • Strong empathy and understanding of young women.
  • High standards of honesty, common sense, patience, problem-solving ability, well-developed life skills.
  • Strong organisation skills to enable a balance between full-time study and the work and social demands of a secondary school boarding facility.

A copy of the job description for each role and application form is available by contacting Ms. Jan McKnight, School Secretary.  Jan may be contacted by telephone 03 467 5188 or via email jmcknight@columbacollege.school.nz

Further information is available by contacting Mrs. Marianne Parks (Director of Boarding) via email mparks@columbacollege.school.nz

APPLICATION PROCESS

Your letter of interest together with the completed application form should be forwarded by Monday, 22 February 2021 to:

Mrs. Marianne Parks, Director of Boarding – Columba College

You are welcome to submit your application via email to mparks@columbacollege.school.nz or hand it in to the school office located at 399 Highgate, Dunedin.

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Boarding House Position: Driver

The key purpose of the role of Driver is to transport students safely and efficiently to and from their co-curricular activities, and appointments.

The role covers 5 days each week during term time only.  Work hours are between 3 pm and 7 pm.

Essential Requirements:

  • NZ Drivers Licence – full license
  • Honesty, common sense, problem-solving ability with good personal judgment, effective communicator.

A copy of the job description for each role and application form is available by contacting Ms. Jan McKnight, School Secretary.  Jan may be contacted by telephone 03 467 5188 or via email jmcknight@columbacollege.school.nz

Further information is available by contacting Mrs. Marianne Parks (Director of Boarding) via email mparks@columbacollege.school.nz

APPLICATION PROCESS

Your letter of interest together with the completed application form should be forwarded by Monday, 22 February 2021 to:

Mrs. Marianne Parks, Director of Boarding – Columba College

You are welcome to submit your application via email to mparks@columbacollege.school.nz or hand it in to the school office located at 399 Highgate, Dunedin.

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Columba College School Board of Trustees
Casual vacancy for a parent representative

A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.

The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to:

Mrs Julia Scott (chair)

Columba College Board of Trustees

399 Highgate
Private Bag 1911
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

 by: 11 March 2021

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.