Taihape Area School Manawatu/Whanganui

Science / agriculture / horticulture teacher

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


  Suitable for beginning teachers
Listed 11:52 AM 10 September 2019
Closes 4pm 28 October 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9yNA

We are looking for a science teacher, with an interest in teaching agriculture and horticulture, for our secondary school. Will teach Y9–10, while experience of NCEA Level 1–3 is also important. We have a school farm and run agriculture programmes. Horticulture is an area for potential development.

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 300 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, sports, and service groups. The school plays a huge role within the local community. 

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

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

Accommodation may be available.

Start time 22 January, 2020.

We are an area school (Y1–13), decile 4, 60% Māori and we are a PB4L school.

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 4720
(06) 388 0130

Vacancy reference #:1H9yNA

Listed 11:52 AM 10 September 2019
Closes 4pm 28 October 2019

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