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Taupo College

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Teacher Aide



Responsible to:



Functional Relationships with:

Deputy Principal 



School Board of Trustees.



Fixed term – 


Hours of Employment: 

Part time 17-22.5 hrs per week

Term time only.



Remuneration as per the Support Staff in Schools Collective Agreement.

To be negotiated in relation to qualifications and experience.




The Teacher Aide will:

  • Be an effective team worker who is honest, reliable and understands the need for confidentiality
  • Have good computer skills
  • Have initiative and commonsense
  • Be flexible and able to manage priorities
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be able to work well independently
  • Be able to control small groups effectively.





  • To actively support the general aims of the school to ensure the maximum possible development of each individual student and to help students achieve their goals.
  • To provide supervised support and assistance to staff and students.
  • To assist in providing a safe, effective, empathetic and enjoyable learning situation for students and to establish positive working relationships with them.
  • To maintain high personal and professional standards, while at all times acting in the best interest of the student.



  • Facilitate student learning either individually or in small groups, under the guidance of SENCO and teachers, in a range of settings in the school and the community.  This may involve simplifying instructions and assisting in the modification of materials.
  • Assist teachers to prepare and maintain teaching resources, eg. photocopying, tape/video recording, maintaining equipment, computer work.
  • Monitor and record student progress as required.
  • Participate in professional and personal development.
  • Assist with the personal care of students.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and tidy environment.
  • Maintain safe practices in relation to student rights and prevention of personal injury to both students and staff.
  • Assist with programmes developed to meet students needs.
  • Assist as reader/writer in tests/exams as needed.
  • Any other duties as may be required.



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