Sector Overview

Our goal at TeachNZ, and the Ministry of Education’s goal, is to build a world-leading education system that equips all New Zealanders with the knowledge, skills, and values to be successful citizens in the 21st-century.

And we know great teachers can help us do this.

Opportunities by sector

From time to time, there are more opportunities in some teaching sectors than others - for instance, there is currently high demand for primary teachers in junior classes and secondary teachers of the Sciences, Technology and Mathematics.

We would like to see more male teachers in early childhood education and primary classrooms, and more people who can speak te reo Māori and Pasifika languages at all levels of the education system. 

Read about the different sectors here:

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You can also check out the TeachNZ Scholarships page here - these vary from year to year depending on the areas of greatest demand.

Click here to view the latest teaching vacancies on the Education Gazette website.

If you're considering teaching as a career, click here to explore your study options.

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