Rangitoto College is proud to be part of the Auckland Schools’ Teacher Training programme which sees talented trainee teachers work in top Auckland high schools whilst completing their qualifications.

​Career changer? Recent graduate? This one’s for you. You’ll spend the year completing coursework remotely with the University of Waikato while you work on-site at one of New Zealand’s top high schools. Transition into your teaching career, and have a job offer in your new profession lined up at the start.

Meaningful Work. Smarter Training.

By training on-site there’s the chance to be mentored by experts in your subject-area specialisation as you train. This new immersion track takes one year, provides a stipend, and gives you industry experience in a top secondary school for the whole year of training.

For more information:

Rangitoto College welcomes applications from prospective teachers in all subject areas, with STEM specialists particularly sought.

Apply to train with us under the vacancies page on our website (see link below).Vacancies for 2024 are closed.

Applicants should consider the following in a letter of application and follow the guidelines in our Vacancies page:

Reasons for entering the teaching profession, including any relevant work experience

  • Prior experience with young people and the community
  • Passions within, and beyond, the classroom
  • Subject specialist areas and any additional areas of curriculum expertise (applications from all subject areas are welcome and STEM specialists are particularly sought)
  • Aspects they may contribute to the life of the school during the intern programme

Ruth Chong's reflection

The Auckland School’s Partnership Programme (ASPP) provided me with an immersive experience into secondary school teaching along with the core aspects of school life, including co-curricular involvement and building relationships with students.

The extensive teaching opportunities I gained as a pre-service teacher in the ASPP, along with access to professional development and the immense support I received from mentor teachers and staff at the college, have all contributed to providing me with a seamless transition into my first year as a secondary school teacher.

Ruth Chong, 2021 Trainee (pictured on the left with her mentor teacher, Dunja Gordon)

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