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He aha te mea nui o tea o. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

Columba College has an experienced, caring, collegial teaching and support staff who build strong relationships with students and the community.

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  • Are you keen to be a positive role model to girls and young women living in our school boarding village?
  • Are you fun to be around, an initiative-taker with a positive can-do attitude?
    If you have answered “yes” to any of the above, you may be the person we are looking for.
  • Hours of work: Sundays, midday to 11.00pm. Additional shifts may be available by negotiation.

Columba College is a special character (Presbyterian) state-integrated school. The College offers to its thriving roll of 565 students co-educational schooling from years 0 to 6, and girls’ day and boarding education from years 7 to 13. Included in this are 115 boarding students across years 9 to 13. Columba students are respected for their good character and integrity, qualities that are reflected in our Presbyterian faith and framed by our values.

We are presently looking to appoint a Supervisor in our school boarding village, to work from midday to 11pm each Sunday, during school term time. We are looking for someone who can relate to teenagers well with strong people skills, vitality, energy, and a positive can-do attitude. A full driver’s licence is essential. Everything else we can teach you.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of the girls and young women in our care.

For a copy of the job description and employment application form, please contact Ms Lee Williams via email on lwilliams@columbacollege.school.nz or via the college website www.columbacollege.school.nz

We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications close Friday, 5 July 2024.

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.