Lindisfarne College is a state-integrated Presbyterian school with an outstanding reputation for academic and sporting success. It is a recognised leader in the field of boys’ education and offers exciting and fulfilling opportunities for employment in both teaching and administrative areas.
Lindisfarne College offers its staff an attractive working environment in beautiful park-like surroundings with on-site parking and modern, well-equipped facilities. Classes are small and professional development opportunities are extensive. Teachers are well-supported in the classroom by a dedicated learning enhancement department, pastoral care network and wellbeing initiatives. All staff enjoy the availability of College meals provided by the professional catering staff.
Renumeration recognises the commitment that staff make to the co-curricular side of the College and discounts are offered for tuition fees of sons of academic staff. The College has a full roll and a waiting list of students but the size of the school (520) makes it possible to know the students well and promote a family-orientated ethos. With half of the roll being boarders, there are numerous opportunities for staff to get involved in on-site pastoral care in boarding houses. The College is very well-resourced with strong support from senior leadership.
Lindisfarne College prides itself on creating a caring and supportive community for all staff. There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care and the well-being committee helps to ensure that the emotional needs of staff are considered alongside the physical and professional needs. Staff have year round access to the school’s impressive sporting facilities including, gymnasium, fitness centre and swimming pool.
Coming to work at Lindisfarne gave me and my family the opportunity to return to Hawke’s Bay and since that time, I have been consistently grateful to be in a highly rated school where Te ao māori is growing and developing. My whānau and I have also had the opportunity to live on-site as part of the boarding community and this has been an immensely positive experience and a valuable way to build relationships with our students. Our son is now a boarder at the College and this has increased my appreciation of the family environment that Lindisfarne offers. This sense of community carries over to the staff who all support and assist each other.
Mr Pomare Sidney (14-Current)
I enjoy working at Lindisfarne College because of the strong focus on boys’ education. The College has wonderful facilities and is well resourced which gives teachers the ability to be more flexible in what they teach. Added to that is the positive effect of working in beautiful surroundings and well-maintained buildings and sporting facilities. Coaching boys at sport also provides additional opportunities to engage with them and see them in a different environment. There are numerous chances to get involved in different areas of the school and the professional development opportunities are extensive.