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Permanent Teacher Position - Tagged


St James School, Aranui. Tagged
Permanent Scale A position to commence term 1, 2016. Year 2 - 3.

We seek an enthusiastic teacher who provides an environment that is engaging and stimulating and has a successful approach to Literacy and Numeracy. A strength in Music would be advantageous. If you are a reflective, collaborative teacher, we’d love to hear from you.

A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school shall be a condition of appointment.

Applications close 4pm, Wednesday 18th November. Application pack and a S65 form available below or email

St James Process

Person Speciafication

S65 form

Job Description


St James School is a state integrated, Catholic primary school for children aged 5 to 11 years of age. Our attractive school is situated in the suburb of Aranui within the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

We are a multi-cultural school incorporating Samoan, Maori, Filipino and NZ European ethnic groups. Visitors to our school receive an official welcome that incorporates aspects of all our cultures.

We have a maximum roll of 117 children and our dedicated Principal, teachers, support staff and Board of Trustees ensure that the education provided at our school is of the highest quality.Our school was opened in 1965 on the site of the original Aranui Speedway track.

Technologies (ICT) are integral tools in the teaching and learning process at St James School. All teachers are provided with an iBook laptop computer each for planning, reporting and assessment requirements, as well as being a teaching and learning aid.

St James School has several pods of iBook laptops as well as iMac computers throughout the school. All computers are linked internally and to the internet via a wireless network. Children are immersed in technology at all levels of the school and utilise technology as a normal part of their daily learning experiences.


Thank you to everyone for making the 50th Jubilee and St James Day celebrations so memorable. A fantastic two days of celebrating with family. A huge thanks to everyone who was part of our Jubilee day. Thanks to students, teachers, board members and parents for such great organisation. Thank you to Father Bryan and Father John Adams for the beautiful Mass services on Friday and Saturday. May God bless St James School and all who are part of the St James family. 





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