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Qualified Montessori 6-12 teacher

From July, 2019 Pakiri School is excited to offer two learning pathways under a ‘one school’ vision. Mahurangi Montessori Primary, which was established in 2009, will be relocating to Pakiri School to form the base for the new Montessori Pathway.


Pakiri School is a small, progressive, semi-rural primary school, running from year one to eight, with a rich Māori culture and heritage. It's situated near world class beaches and native bush with natural resources on our doorstep.


We are seeking a Montessori trained (6-12) and fully registered New Zealand teacher, or an international teacher who is eligible for registration by having a three, or four year teaching degree as well as Montessori training, to lead our new Montessori Pathway. This is an exciting opportunity to revolutionise how the Montessori Pedagogy is integrated with a New Zealand State School under a collaborative partnership model.


To be successful in the role you will:

  • Have a passion for Montessori education and for working with children this age.
  • Have high emotional intelligence: be adaptive, self-aware, empathetic, balanced, curious, gracious.
  • Be highly collaborative.
  • Be able to build positive relationships with our Principal, Board of Trustees, staff, children, whānau and the wider community.
  • Be organised and self-driven.
  • Be committed to nurturing the growth, development and independence of our children

You will be part of a team that is passionate about delivering a new Montessori Pathway with plenty of professional development opportunities and a supportive environment.


Montessori qualifications are preferred, but should you have a willing ‘Montessori heart’ and be prepared to commit to Montessori training, then we would also like to hear from you.


For a job description and more information please email, or to apply please send your CV, cover letter and three referees to


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