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Offline paula

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Re: Teaching jobs
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2008, 06:08:17 pm »
hi, more stuff somewhere else on the site about deciles. but its got to do with the socioeconomic group that the kids come from. so a 10 is high and 1 is low. i was told it also had to do with size of classes / discipline and stuff like that (with 10 being the best) but went onto the net and did some research and as far as i can tell it is just the s/e group the school draws from.

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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 06:28:33 pm »
Thanks Paula. Thought it was something like that. Still so much to find out.

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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 06:28:33 pm »

Offline jafa77

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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2008, 06:34:40 pm »
correct.Its all about socio-economics which in turn relates to how much the school is funded by the govt. It has nothing to do with discipline or class sizes BUT generally at a decile one school you will have problems and you would NOT send your child there.

I wouldnt send my child to less than decile 5.....best if probably over 7. Catch 22 really.....decile one might have more money for your child but in decile 8 they will be growing up with similar kids (same class, same family background, education etc). Bit snobbish but true.

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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2008, 09:43:01 am »
My wife has a BA, BEd and MEd with 17 years in junior primary and remedial experience - what would her chances be  in getting a NZ teaching job?  She has been occupied with other pursuits for several years (courtesy of the skewed teacher policies of our province) but wants to get back into teaching.

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« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2008, 10:44:13 am »
Welcome to the family Martin :clap:

Your wife should have no problems getting a job, she will unfortunately have to register though in order to teach.

:gl: and keep us posted

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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2008, 09:25:41 pm »
Hi Martin welcome to the family  :clap: and  :gl:

Offline alwyn

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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2008, 05:37:12 pm »
My sister has been teaching in SA for more than 18 years now.  All that time was in the platteland and her english proficiency is proof of this :)

Will this be a big stumbling block?

She basically runs sport at the school, coaching even rugby and cricket.  Do schools value these skills?

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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2008, 08:57:52 pm »
her study major has to correspond with one of the NZ subjects. She may have to do an IELTS test if they have doubts about her English ability

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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2008, 09:36:19 pm »
Well most of the time she gave grade A or 1, don't know if they major in anything, but actually giving maths and I believe english to the grade 7's now, so there is hope :)

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Offline Woopsie

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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2008, 10:20:04 pm »
Does anyone know whether we should submit  academic IELTS results when applying to register as a teacher in NZ.
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Offline Alta van zyl

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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2008, 10:23:06 pm »
We didn't do the IELTS test and only applied for teachers registration with letter from university stating courses were in english.
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2008, 05:45:34 pm »
You would need to get the letter from your UNI to say classes were in English if you want to give IELTS a skip. You will have to do NZQA though before getting registration

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Re: Teaching jobs
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2008, 05:45:34 pm »