Teaching at Christ's College

Teaching at Christ’s College



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Welcome to Christ’s College

One of the leading independent boys’ schools in New Zealand, College is a vibrant community of teaching and learning, renowned for the quality and strength of its academic, cultural, sport and co-curricular programmes. At College, we get boys. We enjoy their energy, their humour, their ideas and their zest for life, and we focus on creating a holistic learning environment that nurtures, challenges, motivates and encourages them to always aspire to be at their best. Our teachers are a vital part of our success – passionate, innovative, inspirational and involved. Every day they make a real difference to the lives of our students. Teaching at Christ’s College is busy, challenging and rewarding, with many opportunities for personal and professional development.

I invite you to take a closer look at College to see if our community is the right fit for you.

Garth Wynne Executive Principal


About College

The ideal College graduate At College, we focus on boys’ intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and emotional development – and, as they progress through the school, we ask the boys to consider the kind of men they aspire to become. We guide them as they develop interpersonal skills, courage and resilience, enterprise and curiosity, compassion and empathy; help them understand the importance of self-awareness, confidence and humility, and a disposition to serve; and encourage them to embrace the capacity both to lead and to follow, to aspire to personal excellence, and acquire global and bicultural competence.

Established in 1850, Christ’s College is an Anglican school founded on Christian principles, with a reputation for excellence in boys’ education. Located in the heart of the city, framed by the River Avon, Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens, College – with its mix of heritage and modern buildings and excellent facilities – is one of the most attractive school campuses in New Zealand. Our Vision Christ’s College will be a vibrant school community that educates boys to be men of virtuous character who make a positive contribution to society.

Our Mission

Each boy at his best . Ma ¯ te ahurei o te rangatahi, ka arahi i o ¯ ma ¯ tou mahi – “Let the uniqueness of the student guide our work”.

Our Motto

Bene tradita, bene servanda – “Good traditions, well maintained”.

Our Virtues Seven core Christian virtues – compassion, honesty, learning, justice, respect, spirituality and stewardship – underpin all aspects of College life.

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Teaching at College

Although we have high expectations of our teachers, we also make a commitment to help them be at their best. We can guarantee a stimulating, interesting and collegial work environment.

The Centre for Teaching Excellence & Research promotes continuous improvement in teaching and learning through a dedicated professional learning programme, supporting and empowering our teaching staff to improve their practice through reflection and coaching, as well as providing access to external professional learning opportunities. Our membership of Round Square and the International Boys’ School Coalition provides opportunities for professional growth, networking, trips, teacher exchanges, conferences and courses all over the world. In addition, College has forged partnerships with schools in a number of countries and regularly hosts or takes students on sporting and cultural trips abroad.

Each year College invites inspirational and thought-provoking guests, all experts in their respective fields, to speak to our community – whether in a small workshop with a few staff, in the classroom, or at a public event in the Assembly Hall. knowledge and experience in the classroom. But at College we expect more. Every teacher is also assigned to one of our 10 Houses, to assist with pastoral care andmentor individuals or small groups of boys, helping themwith goal planning andmonitoring their progress.We also expect our teachers to get involved with co-curricular activites. It is all part of life at College and,we believe, enriches everyone’s experience. Our teachers are subject specialists, passionate about sharing their skills,


Employee benefits

College provides a range of health, financial and wellbeing benefits for teaching staff. • Remuneration is based on state sector pay plus $7000 for full-time teachers (pro rata for part-time staff) • KiwiSaver employer contribution above state levels • Generous additional payments for staff involved in co-curricular activities • Free medical insurance after a qualifying period • Subsidised education for the children of staff at College and our sister school • Fully subsidised flu shots • Access to EAP Services Limited workplace support • Generous holiday provisions – we teach 36 weeks per year • Sabbatical leave available after five years of service • Opportunities for career advancement • Use of College facilities, such as the gymnasiumand swimming pool, if available • Free parking


If you would like more information about teaching at College or would like to arrange to visit, please contact the Deputy Principal on 03 366 8705 or email executiveprincipal@christscollege.com If you would like to teach at College, please email your curriculum vitae, plus a cover letter outlining your experience, skills, knowledge and attributes, to executiveprincipal@christscollege.com

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