At Saint Kentigern you will find a vibrant values based learning community through which our students experience an unrivalled education that focuses on academic achievement and student wellbeing.

Saint Kentigern is place where the talent, dedication, enthusiasm and humility of its people is inspiring and we welcome applications from like-minded educators and administrators who are keen to make a difference to the lives and futures of our young people. 

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Top 10 reasons to join Saint Kentigern

Our people and culture are a huge part of what makes Saint Kentigern stand out brightly in the competitive Independent schools’ sector.

At Saint Kentigern being of service to others comes first and will inspire you to excel. Here you can be inspiring to young people and be inspired by the teams you work with. Here you’ll grow yourself though growing others. You’ll feel a sense of belonging and camaraderie.


Saint Kentigern:

1. A leader in the New Zealand Independent Church Schools sector.

2. An outstanding place to contribute to a better world through being of service to others.

3. Offers leading edge learning and professional development opportunities.

4. Attracts the best academic talent in New Zealand.

5. Where academic achievement and the wellbeing of all our people is at the heart of our purpose.

6. Offers reward and recognition for outstanding contribution to the lives and development of young people.

7. Our 3 campuses and facilities are among the most beautiful and well-appointed in Australasia.

8. A values based approach to life and work.

9. Staff fees discounts for children enrolled.

10. A community of over 16,000 students, teachers and non-teachers, Old Collegians, past teachers and non-teaching staff.



• Allowances for involvement in co-curricular.

• Higher Kiwi Saver contributions.

• Free Saint Kentigern apparel for co-curricular activities.

• Staff fees discounts for children enrolled.

• Generous terms and conditions of employment.

• Health insurance discounts.

Our Special Character

Why is Saint Kentigern an interesting and inspiring place to contribute your skills and experience?

As New Zealand’s largest co-educational, Independent Church Schools group, Saint Kentigern is proud of its strong Scottish, Presbyterian heritage. Never wavering from its founding 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 four schools and a preschool located on three campuses across Auckland.

The Mission of Saint Kentigern has been the steadfast foundation of Saint Kentigern for over 65 years. 

We put service to others at the heart of all our activities so that we can make a difference to 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.


We live the values as a part of every day.

Our Values are a code of care and respect that all our students and staff are encouraged to adopt in their daily lives. These core values are the backbone of our culture and provide a guide for 'how we do things around here'.

I respect the dignity of others and treat them with consideration and courtesy, just as I would like to be treated myself.

As a person with integrity I stand up for what I know is right. I am honest and sincere with myself and others. I do the right thing even if it isn’t the easiest or most popular choice.

I look for opportunities to be of service to others. I am thoughtful and do not wait to be asked to act in a caring way. I make a positive difference to my neighbours and the world.

I strive to give my best effort in all that I do. I have the courage to set my own goals, using determination and patience to fulfil my potential.

As a loving person, I show my love with thoughtful acts and kind words.

Saint Kentigern people

Saint Kentigern attracts among the best and brightest teaching and administration talent in the education sector in New Zealand.

Our people are outstanding, highly aspirational, passionate people from education and business who join in supporting and delivering the vision of the Trust. Each person is unique and valued for that. Our people find the greatest satisfaction in the achievement of our students and support each other to encourage our students and teams to excel.

As well as bringing their expertise and enthusiasm to educating our young people, every academic staff member has responsibility for leading and managing a co-curricular activity. Every administrator is committed and plays their part in contributing to the success of the organisation.