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Year 4-10 Visual Art

This is a 0.3 FTTE (part-time) position commencing the start of Term 1, 2023 (31 January 2023).

Our staff are committed followers of Jesus who value teamwork, cultivate a strong family/whānau atmosphere in our school and intentionally create an environment that develops student character. This is a tagged position.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate what it means to teach Visual Art from a Biblical worldview and will have experience, supported by evidence, that shows the candidate’s ability to prepare both primary and intermediate students for success in NCEA Visual Art.

As a school that aspires to excellence, we seek applications from teachers strong in their teaching and curriculum knowledge, digitally literate and strong in pastoral care, i.e. a person who is passionate about working with young people and enjoys inspiring others to strive for excellence. Teachers who consistently demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in a learning area may be considered for a head of department position.

Applicants must be committed to Christian education and enhancing the special character of this school through their Christian faith.

Responsibilities will include:

  1. To maintain a commitment to support the purpose and Special Character of Renew School
  2. To support and seek to implement the policies and procedures of the school.
  3. To prepare, teach and assess visual art for Year 4-10 students as directed by the Associate Principal(s) and the HOD Arts.
  4. Assist the HOD Arts with the creation of backdrops and props for school productions.
  5. Develop a Year 4-10 art curriculum that complements other learning areas, with appropriate scope and sequence, based on the NZC, preparing students for NCEA Art and supporting the special character of Renew School.
  6. Be responsible for art resources and inform HOD of art if resources are needed.
  7. Supervise the playground, or the art room during break times to enable art students to work on their art projects, as timetabled.
  8. Attendance at prayer meetings and staff meetings is recommended.

Closing date and time

Please submit your (1) cover letter and (2) CV with (a) professional reference, (b) character reference and (c) reference from a pastor/minister to the principal, Barend Blom (principal@renew.school.nz), by Friday, 2 December 2022, 4 pm.


Secondary Social Science / Bible

This is a 0.4 FTTE (part-time) position commencing the start of Term 1, 2023 (31 January 2023).

Our staff are committed followers of Jesus who value teamwork, cultivate a strong family/whānau atmosphere in our school and intentionally create an environment that develops student character. This is a tagged position.

The successful candidate will be able to motivate and encourage students to enthusiastically engage with the Bible and be able to clearly articulate what it means to teach Social Sciences from a Biblical worldview within the NCEA framework (up to Level 3). At Renew School, the teaching of Bible falls under the Social Sciences but the candidate will not necessarily teach Bible classes.

As a school that aspires to excellence, we seek applications from teachers strong in their teaching and curriculum knowledge, digitally literate and strong in pastoral care, i.e. a person who is passionate about working with young people and enjoys inspiring others to strive for excellence. Teachers who consistently demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in a learning area may be considered for a head of department position.

Applicants must be committed to Christian education and enhancing the special character of this school through their Christian faith.

Responsibilities will include:

  1. To maintain a commitment to support the purpose and special character of Renew School
  2. To function in the capacity of Rākau Form Tutor for students.
  3. To serve as teacher, counsellor and motivator for the students and maintain the operations of the classroom consistent with the standards of excellence, character, and principles expected of a teacher.
  4. To be responsible for the preparation, and presentation of Bible and Social Sciences to secondary classes as directed.
  5. To work in close liaison with the Associate Principal and relevant HOD’s on all matters relating to curriculum development for assigned classes.
  6. To perform assigned rostered duties as required.
  7. Be willing to make use of opportunities for professional learning and development as they arise.
  8. To notify the Associate Principal/Principal or the respective HOD as the need for resources arises.
  9. Communicate with the Associate Principal about any difficulties as they arise.
  10. To supervise any Teacher-Assistants who may be appointed.
  11. Liaise with other teaching staff where there is a necessity to use shared resources.

Closing date and time

Please submit your (1) cover letter and (2) CV with (a) professional reference, (b) character reference and (c) reference from a pastor/minister to the principal, Barend Blom (principal@renew.school.nz), by Monday, 31 October 2022, 5 pm.


Caretaker

Renew School is looking for a follower of Jesus who is self-motivated, has proven skills in property maintenance, and has the ability to problem-solve property maintenance issues to a high standard. The successful candidate will work closely with both the school and our proprietor, Renew Church NZ.

This part-time position will commence as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.

Hours of Work: 20h/week; 40 weeks/year (specific hours/times to be negotiated)

Remuneration: Grade 2 Caretaker under the School Caretakers’, Cleaners’ and Canteen Staff Collective Agreement

Functional relationships with:
• Principal (or delegated person)
• Senior Pastor of Renew Church NZ (or delegated person)

The purposes of the role are:

  • To maintain the standard and functionality of the facilities at Renew School so as to comply with the standards of health and safety normally associated with an integrated area school.
  • To complete all caretaking duties according to the schedule below, and as determined from time to time by the Principal.
  • To ensure the school facilities are always safe and secure.
Key Responsibilities Tasks and Duties 
Rubbish and recycling Arrange for timely disposal of all refuse and recyclable materials from Renew church and school 
Buildings Perform or arrange for general maintenance and repair of exterior and internal fixtures as required, including toilets and kitchen areas. Check roofs and spouting for loose sheets, plant growth. Arrange for cleaning of exterior of buildings and interior for carpets/floor coverings annually.  
Maintain School grounds Ongoing maintenance of school’s grounds, including lawns, gardens, equipment and caretaker’s garage storage. Liaise with volunteers who help maintain gardens. 
School vehicles Responsible for maintenance, cleaning, fueling up, registration and WOF checks. 
Security Regularly check all window and door locks are working properly and arrange for repairs. Check boundary fencing and arrange for repairs. Be available for call out from ARC Security to reset alarms when activated. 
Contractors on site Liaise with all contractors who may be working on site and ensure they have a satisfactory health and safety plan. 
School cleaners Liaise with the school cleaners about supplies and works being carried out inside the buildings. 
Health and wellbeing Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Staff, students and visitors at all times. Comply with all Board policies and relevant Health and Safety legislation.  
Additional requests Carry out other related duties or urgent repairs as required from time to time by the Principal 

Closing date and time: Please submit your cover letter and CV to the principal, Barend Blom (barend.blom@renew.school.nz), as soon as possible. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.


Chaplain

Renew School is looking for a follower of Jesus with specialised training and proven experience in the mental and well-being support of school-aged children. The ideal candidate believes in the Biblical concept of a family and has a vision for seeing families thrive.

Primary Objectives

  • To maintain a commitment to support the purpose and Special Character of Renew School
  • To work in close liaison with the Principal / Associate Principals on all matters relating to student mental-wellbeing.
  • Be willing to make use of opportunities for professional learning and development as they arise.
  • To notify the Principal/Associate Principal as the need for resources arises.
  • Communicate with the Principal any difficulties as they arise.
  • Liaise with other teaching staff where there is a necessity to use shared resources.
  • To work collaboratively with all staff in their guidance and teaching roles to create conditions in which students can meet their potential.
  • To network within and outside the school to ensure that individuals are assisted to find appropriate information and help themselves.
  • To help to establish a safe and inclusive climate in the school, free of intolerance, harassment and bullying.
  • Act as an agent for positive change within the school community.

Key Tasks

  1. Counselling
  • To offer counselling opportunities to students, staff and families/whānau as required.
  • To establish and maintain healthy relationships with the students by providing support, comfort and guidance.
  • To maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the students and staff at Renew School.
  • To foster conditions in which a student can grow and develop as a person.
  • To provide a safe environment.
  • To accept self-referrals from students, staff and families/whānau.
  • To accept appropriate referrals from staff, families/whānau and outside agencies.
  • When appropriate, meet with students and their families/whānau.
  • To provide specialist advice to the school’s crisis intervention team, as required.
  • To facilitate group counselling sessions (e.g. grief, abuse survivors, anger management, smoking cessation, etc.).
  • To keep appropriate records of counselling work, ensuring they are kept securely and confidentially.
  1. Programme Work
  • Coordinate and/or assist with the preparation, delivery and evaluation of guidance-related programmes to meet the various needs of staff, students and families/whānau.
  1. Administration
  • Provide an annual report, including statistical analysis of guidance counsellor activities, to the Board of Trustees.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and practices in relation to guidance activities.
  1. Liaison
  • When appropriate, act as a student advocate, e.g. at Board of Trustees Discipline Committee meetings, and Family Group Conferences.
  • Be available to assist the principal with the appointment of Guidance Network Staff.
  • Be involved in liaising with the community.
  1. Professional Development
  • Engage in ongoing professional development, including attending relevant training workshops and conferences.

Closing date and time

Please submit your (1) cover letter and (2) CV with (a) professional reference, (b) character reference and (c) reference from a pastor/minister to the principal, Barend Blom (principal@renew.school.nz), by Monday, 31 October 2022, 5 pm.


Updated: 17 November 2022

Integrated School (Year 1-13) Whangarei Northland NZ