OUR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Current vacancies

Teacher of technology – state specialist areas

We are seeking a technologist who can teach across a number of areas in technology. The successful applicant would join a strong team in modern facilities with dedicated technology areas.

We are looking for someone who is excited to contribute to the continued growth of technology in our school, who is keen to provide authentic experiences for students and who has a commitment to a rich curriculum that honours Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Jane Bussey, the Principal’s EA
jbussey@avonside.school.nz
(03) 389 7199

Teacher of Science – Chemistry or Biology

We seek an innovative and passionate teacher of science with ability to teach senior biology or chemistry to join a thriving and experienced department at Avonside Girls’. This is an opportunity for someone with an energy and vision to be part of a department that develops engaging curriculum that draws our young people into scientific problem solving and knowledge. The successful applicant will demonstrate experience in scaffolding learning to excellence, developing a passion for science in students and embedding Mātauranga Māori within the science curriculum.

Avonside Girls’ High School is a diverse, large Christchurch Girls’ school in the East of Christchurch. It is co-located with a Boys’ High School in modern, state-of the art facilities. We are committed to high academic expectations, strong relationships, restorative care and empowerment for all our young people.

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Jane Bussey, Executive Assistant
jbussey@avonside.school.nz
(03) 389 7199

Head of Health and Physical Education Learning Area

We seek an experienced head of health and physical education with proven success at leading teams effectively and developing innovative and knowledge rich curriculum. The successful applicant will have demonstrated a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in their teaching, had strong relationships at the heart of all they do, and shown leadership in course development that engages NZ young women. At Avonside we want our young people to be courageous and creative critical thinkers, to challenge themselves to achieve excellence and enjoy being part of a team that is inclusive. We offer a range of Physical Education courses and include community and outdoor education experiences. We have a popular health studies course through NCEA.

Avonside Girls’ High School is a diverse, large Christchurch Girls’ school in the East of Christchurch. It is co-located with a Boys’ High School in modern, state-of the art facilities including 2 large gymnasiums and a fitness room. We are committed to high academic expectations, strong relationships, restorative care and empowerment for all our young people.

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to:

Jane Bussey, Executive Assistant
jbussey@avonside.school.nz
(03) 389 7199

Working at Avonside

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Avonside Girls’ High School.

Our school is located in the north-east of Christchurch, adjacent to the Travis Wetland and close to the beach. It is in a unique co-located setting with our partner school Shirley Boys’ High School. We share the new campus which we have occupied since term 2, 2019, and the facilities of our new schools are first-rate.

We share some key facilities, but all of our teaching and learning occurs within our school-specific spaces and, while we enjoy a cooperative relationship with our partner school, each school operates independently.

Our school community numbers just over 1000 students from diverse backgrounds, and they respond positively to the learning, sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities that are available to them.

Our school is strongly focused on empowering our girls’ growth through establishing warm and demanding relationships and providing structures that support their learning, personal development and wellbeing as they move through the school. The vertical form structure, ako time and House system all support a culture where girls’ needs are known and where they are supported to achieve their goals during their time at school, so that they move on from Avonside with real choices as to their next step.

The learning spaces are organised according to learning areas. There is a mix of specialist spaces, single-cell classroom spaces, small break out spaces and open learning spaces, so that there is scope to organise a space that suits the learning that is planned.

We have a strong extra and co-curricular programme, in sporting, cultural, leadership and House activities and we expect teachers to be enthusiastic participants.

We belong to the Ōtākaro Kahui Ako, along with six other local schools and a number of pre schools. Currently three Avonside staff hold across school roles within the Kahui Ako.

We welcome applications and inquiries from all suitably qualified and registered staff, including beginning teachers.