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Taihape Area School Manawatu/Whanganui

Science teacher

Area / composite (Years 1–15), Certificated teacher


Listed 9:24 AM 06 November 2017
Closes 4pm 24 November 2017
Vacancy reference #: 1H9fzJ

Area school (Y1–13) decile 4, with 60% Māori.

Are you interested in education at altitude with attitude? We are looking for a science teacher  with the ability to teach NCEA Level 1–3 physics and statistics, as well as Y9–10 essential. 

Area schools provide a unique and privileged insight into the growth and development of young people, from the age of 5 until early adulthood, and the opportunity to interact with a range of age groups.


Taihape is a beautiful town located on SH1 in a high country paradise of rivers, ranges, forests, farms, and mountains. Our 260 students come from a catchment roughly the size of Auckland, so there is a lot of wilderness, and many adventures, available.


Houses are affordable, you won't be stuck in traffic for hours each day, we have great cafes, and a wide range of recreational options available – including skiing, rafting/kayaking, hunting, tramping, unlimited sporting options, and service groups. The school plays a huge role within a dynamic local community. 


Class sizes are small, the buildings are modern, we are very well-resourced, and our ERO reports are positive. We are a PB4L school.


If you occasionally need a bigger town or city, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Taupo, Napier, and Hastings are all within 1½ to 2 hours. 


This is a wonderful lifestyle opportunity. Start term 1, 2018.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter, your CV, and the contact details of 3 referees, to:

Richard McMillan, Principal
26 Huia St, Taihape
(06) 388 0130

Vacancy reference #:1H9fzJ

Listed 9:24 AM 06 November 2017
Closes 4pm 24 November 2017

Taihape Area School NZ

School details

Taihape Area School

Type: Composite
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 290

School number: 549
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Physical address:
26 Huia Street, Taihape

Postal Address:
P O Box 292, Taihape, 4742