Leadership/Teaching Roles x4

Nga Kura a Iwi o Aotearoa Incorporated

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Kei ngā mana, kei ngā reo tēnā koutou katoa. Ngā Kura ā Iwi o Aotearoa are looking for four exceptional people to join Te Whare Angitu in the following roles:  

  1. KAIHAUTŪ ORANGA
  2. KAIWHAKATERE HĀKINAKINA
  3. KAIWHAKATERE TAIAO
  4. KAIWHAKATERE PĀNGARAU

Ngā Kura ā Iwi o Aotearoa Incorporated (NKAI) is a constituted body that represents and supports tribal schools that affiliate to our organisation voluntarily. We are focused on our Uri (students) achieving Mana Motuhake as expressed in the NKAI vision for our Uri, Te Tihi o Angitu. Mana Motuhake ensures that Uri have the cultural grounding, knowledge, skills, and wellbeing to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. The Vision of NKAI is expressed in Te Tihi o Angitu and consists of three Pou:

  • He Uri Whai Tukuihotanga: Uri are Champions of our Cultural Identity! Uri are ancestrally driven, secure in their identity, language and culture and committed to their people. 
  • He Uri Whai Mātauranga: Uri are Seekers of Knowledge! Uri are future focused. They are passionate about learning, empowered with transferable skills for life, and are future makers.  
  • He Uri Whai Oranga: Uri are Healthy and Well. Uri have a healthy body, a flourishing spirit, a settled mind, and positive relationships with others.  

Te Whare Angitu is a new, innovative, kaupapa that complements the learning and development that our students experience in their schools.  The goal of Te Whare Angitu is for our Uri, especially those in our Wharekura (Year 9 – 13) to have access to excellent Uri-focused Tukuihotanga, Mātauranga and Oranga opportunities delivered by experts.  (You can find out more about Te Whare Angitu at our website www.kuraaiwi.nz)

GENERAL RESPONSIBILTIIES

All four roles will have responsibilities in the following areas:

-        Leadership in Te Ao Māori

-        Working with rangatahi – uri – centred

-        Developing and delivering innovative mixed mode programmes and courses

-        Working collaboratively in a digital educational space

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

A tertiary qualification in one or more of the following areas is required for all four roles:

-        Education

-        Health and Wellbeing

-        Counselling

-        Pāngarau (mathematics)

-        Pūtaiao (science, biology)

-        Taiao (environmental science)

QUALITIES REQUIRED

Successful applicants for all four roles will be:

-        Focused on quality outcomes for Uri

-        Passionate about rangatahi Māori enjoying and achieving in learning and life

-        Excellent communicators, particularly in a digital environment

-        Able to work independently and in a team environment

-        Innovative and reflective

-        Passionate about kaupapa Māori education

BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR NKAI:

-        You will have the opportunity to work as part of a kaupapa that has positive impacts our Uri, whānau, hapū and iwi

-        You will be at the cutting edge of innovation in the education sector, with opportunities to work in a highly effective team

-        You will have flexibility to work in innovative ways 

-        You will contribute directly to outcomes for Uri.

ROLE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

 

  • 1. KAIHAUTŪ ORANGA 

The Kaihautū Oranga will lead the establishment of the Oranga Arm of Te Whare Angitu. This role is totally focused on ensuring that our young people across Aotearoa have access to excellent well-being services and support.  The initial well-being priorities for Te Whare Angitu that will be under the leadership of the Kaihautu Oranga are:

-        The Uri Counselling and Support Service that will serve our Uri across Aotearoa 

-        The Uri Sports Strategy to Encourage Uri Participation in Sport and High-Performance Sport Opportunities - overseen by the Kaihautū and implemented by the Kaiwhakatere Hākinakina

-        Contributing to the NKAI-wide Oranga Uri strategy that we are aiming to develop during 2022 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN:

-        Rangatahi wellbeing, with a particular focus on youth counselling

-        Hauora programme development and leadership 

 

  • 2. KAIWHAKATERE HĀKINAKINA

The Kaiwhakatere Hākinakina will work within the Oranga Arm of Te Whare Angitu and will lead our sports strategy to encourage participation, enjoyment and set a pathway for NKAI High-Performance by:

-        Coordinating the sports participation and enjoyment initiatives for our students across NKAI regions and kura

-        Leading and coordinating the High-Performance Sports Strategy that will enable motivated students to play sport at an elite level in targeted codes  

 EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN:

-        Youth sports initiative leadership

-        Youth coaching experience

 

  • 3. KAIWHAKATERE TAIAO

The Kaiwhakatere Taiao will develop and teach a Taiao (Environment and Sustainability) NCEA programme for our Uri to develop them to be Toa Taiao (Environmental Leaders an Advocates) for their whānau, hapū and iwi. Ideally this programme will be taught in Te Reo Māori and will begin in 2022 with an NCEA Level 1 Toa Taiao group of students. Each year the programme will extend to the next level (level 2 in 2023, level 3 in 2024). We need an innovative, passionate teacher who is committed to empowering our young people across Aotearoa to be our environmental guardians, activists, and advocates for their people.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN:

-        NCEA course development

-        Experience in teaching and assessment, preferably in Taiao subject areas (science, environmental studies, biology)

 

  • 4. KAIWHAKATERE PĀNGARAU

The Kaiwhakatere Pāngarau will lead, develop and teach our NCEA Pāngarau programme which intends to support the students in our smaller kura.  Student enrolment is based on readiness and not age and our intention is that the Whare Angitu Pāngarau programme will support our students to achieve in Pāngarau and their future life and career aspirations.  The teacher will know how to ensure that Māori students can connect to learning and to thrive.   The Whare Angitu Pāngarau programme will begin in 2022 with a NCEA Level 1 Pāngarau group of students. Each year the programme will extend to the next level (level 2 in 2023, level 3 in 2024). We need an innovative, caring and committed teacher who is passionate about Māori students achieving in NCEA mathematics.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN:

-        NCEA course development

-        Experience in teaching and assessment, preferably in Pāngarau

 

If you have the above skills, experience and qualifications for any of these roles, and are looking for a fulfilling and exciting career in Māori education, please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to tewhareangitu@kuraaiwi.nz

For further information about any of these positions including an Information Sheet and Job Description, please email tewhareangitu@kuraaiwi.nz

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 4PM ON THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2021

Late applications will not be considered.

Mauri ora!

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