NEW ZEALAND: Teaching Children in Schools in Auckland!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Auckland
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Work as an assistant teacher to help small groups of children in a variety of subjects. Some of the children are from underprivileged areas and some are refugees from war-torn countries.

You will work closely with the children in small groups, as an assistant teacher, to help them as much as possible. This is where you can make a lot of difference. You will be working at a school in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Auckland is known as the city of sails and is surrounded by beautiful islands and extinct volcanoes.

In New Zealand at the moment there is a shortage of teachers - this project will enable people who are possibly thinking about moving permanently to New Zealand to do teaching with the opportunity to get a taste of it before deciding.

You will work as an assistant teacher at the school teaching a variety of subjects. The school has a large number of ethnic children who are classed as the under privileged community in Auckland. There are children from many different communities and countries at the school such as Maori, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tonga and Samoa. These children come from lower economic social backgrounds areas of Auckland and are not as fortunate as other children - this is where your teaching can make a difference.

You will be working as an assistant to the teacher and you'll have the opportunity to work one-to-one and in small groups with the children to really give them the attention they need. Class sizes vary between 20 and 30 children in each class and you will be teaching children between the ages of 4 and 12.

As an assistant teacher at the school you will be involved in a number of different subjects such as:

• Sports
• Music
• Drama
• Math
• Art
• Geography
• History
• English
• and possibly other academic subjects.

If you'd like to teach a specific subject that is not listed here, please let us know and we'll arrange it for you.

The lessons you'll teach generally last for 40 minutes and the school day runs from around 8:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Accommodation & Location

Our accommodation is located in the city centre of Auckland. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll live in a centrally located lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at your accommodation currently includes cheap internet access and cable TV (Sky) as well as an outside balcony. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’!

The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation.

Travellers' placements are very flexible and you can combine this project with any other Travellers project, either in the same country or in different countries.


How to Apply

If you’d like to apply for this project, please complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

Projects start every Thursday, during school term times only – you choose your start and finish dates.

Costs / Benefits

From £1595 for 4 weeks, then £270 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Food, Return transfer to airport.


Minimum age 18. You don't need any qualifications or experience to do this project.

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