application for appointment


Thank you for applying for a position with our school. Please ensure you have a copy of the position description and person specification before completing this application.

  1. Please fully complete this form personally. Read it through first then answer all questions and make sure you sign and date where indicated on the last page.
  2. Attach a curriculum vitae (CV) containing any additional information. If you include written references, please note that we may contact the writers of the references.
  3. Copies only of qualification certificates should be attached. If successful in your application you will be required to provide originals as proof of qualifications.
  4. If you are selected for an interview you may bring whanau/support people at your own expense. Please advise if this is your intention.
  5. Failure to complete this application and answer all questions truthfully may result in any offer of employment being withdrawn or appointment being terminated, if any information is later found to be false.
  6. All applicants will be asked to give consent to a police vet. It is a requirement in the Education Sector for all employees to be vetted.

a) In terms of a Criminal Conviction, the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 provides certain convictions do not have to be disclosed providing:

  • You have not committed any offence within 7 (consecutive) years of being sentenced for the offence and
  • You did not serve a custodial sentence at any time (this would exclude serious offences such as murder, manslaughter, rape and causing serious bodily harm) and
  • The offence was not a specified offence (specified offences are in the main sexual in nature) and
  • You have paid any fines or costs

Custodial sentences include a sentence of preventive detention and corrective training. Noncustodial sentences include fines, reparation orders, community-based sentences and suspended sentences. Please note that you are not obliged to disclose convictions if you are an eligible individual but can do so if you wish. If you are uncertain as to whether you are eligible contact the Ministry of Justice.

b) Under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, core workers in schools will not be covered by the Clean Slate.

 All serious sexual or violent offenses against children will be included in their police vetting results. The Act will make it unlawful to employ people with convictions for these offenses, unless they have an exemption.

 This application form and supporting documents will be held by the school. You may access it in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. If you have any queries, please contact the person cited in the advertisement.



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Proof of identity and right to work check

Shortlisted applicants being interviewed will need to provide originals of two types identification (one photo ID e.g. passport, New Zealand driver licence and the other a record ID e.g. birth certificate, bank statement, a bill).



Please list your work experience in your last five positions beginning with your most recent position held. If you were self-employed, give details. If you have had more than five positions in the last five years, please list them all. Attach additional sheets if necessary.

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Please provide the names of three people who could act as referees for you. At least one of these should be able to attest to your most recent work performance (please indicate in the table below). If you have included written references from people other than those recorded below, please note that we may contact the writers of these references.

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The position you have applied for requires specific knowledge, skills, attributes (Essential criteria) and personal characteristics. These are stated in the person specifications section. Please outline below how you meet each of these attributes and abilities. Even though you are attaching a C.V, please fill this out in full. The contact person cited in the advertisement can assist with any of the questions you may have.

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I certify that:

  • The information I have supplied in this application is true and correct.
  • I confirm in terms of the Privacy Act 1993 that I have authorised access to referees.
  • I know of no reason why I would not be suitable to work with children/young people.
  • I understand that if I have supplied incorrect or misleading information, or have omitted any important information, I may be disqualified from appointment, or if appointed, may be liable to be dismissed.

Note: If completing this electronically a hard copy (signed) must be provided