Teaching Positions 


Are you interested in a Teaching position at Tauranga Special School?


As the leading provider of education for students with special educational needs in the Western Bay of Plenty we provide fully adapted programmes to meet the unique characteristics of our students.

Our school is made up of Base School, two offsite community classes, four satellite classes and an Outreach Service. Note: While our school is listed in the primary school sector we in fact cover primary, intermediate, secondary levels and post Y13.

Our students range in age from 5–21 years. All our students have ORS funding with a diagnosed intellectual disability. They may also have additional behavioural and/or physical needs.

Permanent and fixed-term teaching positions available.

Special Duties Allowance applies.

Preferred criteria:

- Experienced NZ registered Teacher with a current practising certificate.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team with parents/whānau, caregivers, support staff and specialists.

- Knowledge and understanding of teaching students with additional needs is desirable.

- PMLD experience or knowledge of inquiry learning or play based learning would be an advantage

To start Term 1 2023

We encourage visits to the school by appointment.

Applications close 12pm Thursday 29th September 2022. Please request an application pack from office@taurangaspecialschool.nz or submit the form below to be sent one.

Please include Cover letter and CV with your completed application form.


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Teacher Aide Positions


Are you interested in a Teacher Aide position at Tauranga Special School?


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