Kaiako of Te Reo and Kaupapa Māori

"Kua takoto te manuka"

  • Newly created role
  • Permanent, Full-time
  • Start date negotiable
  • Albany location, well-resourced teaching facilities and expansive grounds

About this Role

Kristin has a new strategic focus on biculturalism and seeking an inspiring kaiako who is a subject expert in Te Reo Māori and Kaupapa Māori to develop and implement a new curriculum for students from Year 7 to 13. Our students from Kindergarten to Year 8 currently enjoy the benefits of learning Te Reo Māori and we wish to expand this across the whole school.

The successful person will provide advice and guidance to the Senior Executive Team on relevant cultural issues and provide support for assemblies, meetings and events as needed.  Building on our external relationships with kaumatua, iwi and a local maraes, this person will be passionate about creating authentic connections that enrich our student educational and experiential outcomes.


  • supporting transition points in identified student's learning pathways, such as transition into Middle and Senior School’s as required.
  • providing high-quality learning support in accordance with Kristin’s values, guiding principles, and curriculum frameworks.
  • strengthening the capability of teachers in the support of the diverse learning of students.
  • assessing, collaboratively planning, supporting, and monitoring the implementation of individual (or group) learning plans.

Skills and experience:

  • A fully registered and qualified teacher in New Zealand
  • Fluent in Te Reo Māori and knowledgeable in tikanga
  • Experience with innovative curriculum development
  • A strong understanding of a range of needs and learning challenges and their implications for daily functioning for students and for teaching and learning in the context of a high performing independent school.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with students and their families and teachers across a diverse range of settings.
  • A positive strengths-based approach to working with students, staff, and parents.

Passionate about innovative student initiatives, you will be committed to the School and co-curricular activities.  Most importantly, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate commitment to Kristin's values "Progress with Vision, Integrity and Love". 


Kristin is one of New Zealand's finest independent, co-educational, non-denominational schools.  It provides exceptional education for over 1700 students from Early Learning to Year 13.  Progressive and global in its approach, Kristin provides dual pathways through NCEA and the International Baccalaureate programme. Dedicated to providing a caring, supportive environment, the aim for students is to think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn enthusiastically throughout life.

Benefits & Culture

You will have support from the senior executive team and other relevant stakeholders to develop and implement a whole new innovative and cutting-edge programme.  We will provide a commitment to your professional development and you will enjoy a highly competitive remuneration package, small class sizes, highly engaged students, wellbeing initiatives and a welcoming and supportive school community. A tuition fee discount applies if you wish for your children to attend the school.

Apply now

Please register and apply online at www.kristincareers.nz by attaching your CV and covering letter.

Due to current border and immigration restrictions, you need to be a NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered for the role.

If you wish to discuss this role in confidence then please contact Rebecca Isted, Director of Human Resources on (09) 415 5097 or email risted@kristin.school.nz .

Applications close on Friday 13 August 2021.

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Permanent Full-time

Job no: GGAI10814

Location: Auckland

School: Kristin

Closing Date: Friday, 13 August 2021