Receptionist/Support Officer (Former Employee) – Auckland – 27 April 2019
It was a frontline demanding job, I have learnt to be patient with the service I provide. The staff and management were good. The workplace was very large and was a mixture of staff working for Special needs education and Ministry of Education staff.
It was a very pressurizing job at the frontline but I really enjoyed meeting new people and helping them.
Fun workplace working with children and teacher aids
After School Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Auckland City, Auckland – 15 December 2018
Awesome fun place to work and gain experience in. Only a casual job so it is a good job to have whilst studying or working at another job. Working with young children from the age of 5 can be very uplifting and rewarding if you have a passion for teaching young kids and helping with their learning abilities.
I love teaching what I enjoy doing playing the drums
TEACHER DRUM SET (Former Employee) – Hawkes bay New Zealand – 1 June 2018
I have group class's and individual class's some students are there for fun and some for grading and help in jazz band or orchestra. I learn a lot from my students, they teach me how to be better by teaching me different ways of teaching so I can help them understand. The work place is great and so is management. I love what I do and to teach what I enjoy doing there is nothing better then that.
Senior Advisor (Former Employee) – Rotorua, Bay of Plenty – 29 January 2018
A great place to work. Immersed in the 'behind the scenes' of education the staff work tirelessly to ensure that best practice, guidelines and the interests of the children in education are at the forefront of their agendas.
Seeing education from a whole other level
The loss of great staff due to contracting and lack of money to continue to pay to keep good, hardworking and dedicated staff on
National Trainer (Former Employee) – Wellington, Wellington – 22 August 2017
I was a contractor training Universaties and Polytechs on managing the student loans and allowances. I travelled from Invercargill to Whangarei. I learned that some people were hard to train, so I developed other learning styles. I do not want to mention the two Universities that were difficult to deal with. Sometimes it was hard out in the field The people at the Ministry were fabulous and supportive. I loved what I was doing amnd knew I could make a difference
Librarian (Current Employee) – Manukau City, Auckland – 13 April 2017
A library is a great place to work. You have the repetitive jobs to do as well as adding a bit of your own personality. Because this job is basically a government department you usually get pay increases yearly.
Scale A Teacher (Former Employee) – Morrinsville, Waikato – 15 February 2017
A typical day at work in the classroom would usually start by welcoming the students and following the daily programme of Literacy and Mathematics in the morning followed by Inquiry/Topic Studies/Art or P.E. in the afternoon. I have learned to be organized with planning and to record daily reflections. I have also learned to try a variety of resources to engage the students was ongoing. The management of students was a learning curve. The intermediate age group can be interesting and challenging. Understanding the developing adolescent and their family background was most helpful for class management and addressing the dynamics of the students in classroom. The senior management and principal were helpful and supportive when needed for any concerns with students and parents. The hardest part of the job was sometimes dealing with the large class sizes, the wide range of abilities of the students and limited resources or teacher aide assistants. The most enjoyable part of the job was sharing fun moments wiith my students and celebrating their learning successes and achievements.
School Janitor (Former Employee) – Waitoa, Waikato – 10 August 2016
I enjoyed working at Waitoa School. It was in my local Community and I felt grateful to have been a part of the history of it while it was still Open. The Pay was good and the most enjoyable part of my day was seeing everything completed at the end of the clean. It makes it all worth the while knowing the kids will get a lot of enjoyment in a clean school.
Recruitment as a Data Entry Operator (Former Employee) – Wellington, Wellington – 15 July 2016
I worked in IRD Wellington Upper Hutt branch as a Data Entry Operator for 2 years. I enjoyed my work there.That was my first job. I made good friends whom I still keep in touch. The working environment was alright. I was only a temp at that time so we didnt have the benefits as a full-time worker.
A government agency with some passionate educators who are willing to serve.
Senior Adviser (Former Employee) – Whangarei, N – 21 June 2015
The Ministry is undertaking ongoing change but for the time I was in the local team I found colleagues to be hard working, dedicated educators who want to make a difference. Policy adherence is paramount.