Returning to Teaching

New Zealand has recently seen some significant changes to teacher supply and demand – and if you’re qualified but no longer teaching, now is a great time to consider returning to the sector.

In New Zealand, there is now high demand for teachers in specific subjects and location, such as Auckland. This includes, primary teachers for junior classes and secondary teachers of the Sciences, Technology and Mathematics.

There is also still a shortage of highly qualified, te reo-speaking teachers in primary Māori-medium and secondary sectors. Additionally, teachers are in demand for relief (‘supply’) teaching.

We hope you’ll continue to consider returning to teaching. You can find out more about teaching opportunities in New Zealand and get updates on the current teacher labour market from the New Zealand Education Gazette, or talk to one of our Ministry of Education Preferred Teacher Recruiters.

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