Central Otago Rural Education Activities Programme

TEACHING / TUTORING / ASSISTING - Pre-School Kapahaka Assistant

Organisation Summary

Central Otago REAP provides a diverse and extensive educational resource to rural communities, implementing a life long learning approach. The overall purpose of Central Otago REAP is to provide educational support and assistance across all sectors including early childhood, primary, secondary and adult education.  Central Otago REAP is a community-based flexible resource providing formal and non-formal learning opportunities.

The programme is held on Monday morning each week, 11am until 12.30pm, at the lounge attached to St Enochs Church beside the Alexandra Community House. The session involves a welcome, waiata and dancing.  Many of the children bring kai to share and this is consumed at group time at the end of the music session.  The attendees are a mixture of parents with their own toddlers and early childhood teachers with some of the children in their care. 
The group does not operate on school holidays or public holidays.


We require an assistant to help welcome attendees, assist with resources during the music session, help with the setting up and cleanup and generally keep an overall eye out to help things run smoothly. 

Time Commitment:

You would need to turn up to the hall most Mondays during term-time between 10.45 and 12.45pm.

Located in Alexandra.

Skills required:

  • Be personable, welcoming and have excellent communication.
  • Must love children and encouraging them to give things a go.
  • An interest in maori culture with a willingness to learn more.
  • A practical mind and the ability to use your initiative.

Skills gained:

This is a great opportunity to be involved in your community and have an awesome social experience in a fun environment. You will be able to meet new people of various ages and bring joy to the day of young people and their carers.