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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Current Vacancies

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 – for a job description.

Gardener/ Caretakers Assistant

Part-Time Role

  • Do you enjoy gardening, landscaping and working in the outdoors?
  • Are you able to manage the physical demands of an outside job, including bending, lifting, carrying?
  • Do you have relevant trade experience reflective of dealing with basic repairs and maintenance in a school environment?
  • Can you multitask and communicate effectively?
  • Are you fun to be around, a self-starter 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.
A Part time position is presently available (30 hours weekly) focused on taking care of our gardens and campus presentation while also supporting our Caretaker on an ad hoc basis.
This is an opportunity to make a positive difference to overall presentation of our school campus for our students and school community to enjoy.
If you are interested to know more, please phone Mr Gary Williams on 03 467 5188 between 9am and 2pm Tuesday to Thursday weekly. For a copy of the job description and employment application form, please contact Gary via email on

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.