Why choose Saint Kentigern?

As a leader in New Zealand independent education, we are fortunate to attract highly qualified, passionate and committed teaching and non-teaching professionals whose goal is is to inspire our students.

At Saint Kentigern, we have career opportunities for subject matter experts in a range of roles, from teaching, and leadership roles, to working in marketing, HR, finance and more – we are a destination for outstanding talent 

We welcome applications from driven and like-minded individuals who are keen to make a difference in the lives and futures of our young people. 


Our Organisational Values and Behaviours

At Saint Kentigern we live by our values every day. This is how we demonstrate them.

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Saint Kentigern is shaping the next generation  

Saint Kentigern is proud of its strong Scottish, Presbyterian heritage as New Zealand's largest co-educational Independent Church Schools group 

The Mission of foundation Trustees has been the steadfast foundation of Saint Kentigern for over 65 years. Unwavering in our Mission to provide an education that ‘inspires students to strive for excellence in all areas of life for the glory of God and the service of others,’ the Trust continues to deliver excellence in education for boys and girls from age 3 to 18 years old at our Preschool, Boys’ and Girls’ Primary Schools, and College. 

Here at Saint Kentigern, we put service to others at the heart of all our activities so that we can make a difference in the lives of our community. Our people share a passion for helping to build great citizens who will go on to make a positive difference in the world. 

Find out more about our Mission, Vision, and Values here. 

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Opportunities for teachers 

Teachers at Saint Kentigern enjoy:

  • Smaller teaching classes 

  • Professional development opportunities  

  • Learning support structures   

  • Motivated well behaved students 

  • high academic expectations  

  • the opportunity to teach the I.B. Diploma and/or NCEA 

  • Beautiful and well-maintained school grounds with state-of-the-art facilities  

In addition to an attractive package including: 

  • Above state base salary  

  • A Saint Kentigern Allowance 

  • Subsidised Southern Cross Regular Care 

  • 4% KiwiSaver employer contribution 

  • Free Saint Kentigern apparel for co-curricular activities 

  • Fees discounts for staff children enrolled 

  • An additional week’s holiday mid-year 


Opportunities outside the classroom 

When it comes to creating leading-edge learning experiences both within and beyond the classroom, our non-teaching and support colleagues play a vital role in the first-class education our Schools provide. Experts in their professions, these staff enjoy: 

  • Beautiful and well-maintained school grounds with state-of-the-art facilities and on-site parking 

  • 2 Saint Kentigern Holidays and a wellness day   

  • Professional development opportunities 

  • Work-life balance  

  • The opportunity to be part of making a difference makes a difference to the lives and futures of our young people. 


Want to work for us? Check out our vacancies here.