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Head of Department – English as an Additional Language – 1 fixed-term MU and 1 fixed-term MMA

A unique opportunity for a Head of Department of English as an Additional Language. Riccarton High School is a multicultural school with over 50 ethnicities.

The English as an Additional Language Department has over 300 students with 6 EAL teachers (including HOD and an Assistant HOD), a Cultural Diversity Facilitator and between 5-6 bilingual teacher aides.

There is a comprehensive EAL programme from Years 9 to 13, Foundation to Stage 4 ELLP, which is expanding and always looking for new options.

Riccarton High School will be moving into the third year of its school-wide professional development focus on English Language Learners in 2019.

The HOD EAL will have a continued key role to co-lead this important focus.

You will need to have the skills to lead a team, advocate for English Language Learners and provide opportunities for school-wide staff to develop their cultural responsivity and teaching ELLs in the classroom.

This is a fixed-term position to cover a Teach NZ Study Award and refreshment leave taken conjointly.

Applications close 15 October, 12:00pm.

Applications, including application form, covering letter and CV to:

Geography and Social Studies teacher

Permanent, full-time position. Ability to teach Tourism an advantage. Position commences term 1, 2019.

Applications close 15 October, 12:00pm.

Applications, including application form, covering letter and CV to:

Outdoor Education Leader

The Birch Hill Outdoor Education Leader takes responsibility for our Year 9 and Year 10 Outdoor Education programme. The leader will be based at the school’s facilities at Birch Hill in North Canterbury

The position involves the teaching and supervision of junior classes over a period of 10 weeks during Term 2, 2019 plus an additional two weeks for the preparation, training and recruitment of staff prior to the first camp, and one further week at the conclusion of the season for cleaning up and report writing.

Where appropriate, evening class supervision will be transferred to the class teacher and senior student leaders.

Applications including cover letter and CV close Friday 19 October at 12:00pm. Email

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