Primary Teacher Education

  • Harriet Abbott, Cashmere Primary School.
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Teaching at a primary level allows you to discover the potential of each child, encourage their learning (perhaps beginning a lifelong appreciation of it), and provide important relationships and experiences that will make a real difference to their lives.

For those people who are energetic, committed, creative, have good literacy and numeracy skills, and enjoy working with kids, teaching is a positive and varied career to consider.

Contact us

School of Teacher Education | Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako

Phone +64 3 369 3333

Rehua building – see the School's website for up-to-date location details.

Postal address
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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