Could you be our new Kaiako?

At Puketapu School we believe that our students contribute to their learning, their whanau and their community, they are communicators, they are kind to themselves, others and their environment, they are learners, they have a strong sense of belonging and they look after their own wellbeing.

Are you a kind and courageous kaiako looking to be part of a collaborative team?  We are seeking three inclusive teachers to be part of our team, starting Term 1 2023.

There is the possibility of leadership units attached dependent on experience, please make your areas of expertise clear. Please also include your preferred year level to teach, the reasons why this is your preferred year level and any other relevant information to make it clear that you are the kaiako for us.

We welcome experienced and beginning teachers to apply. We pride ourselves as a school community on being caring, supportive and a fantastic school to be part of.

We are looking for people who:

  • Show our school values (Kia Kaha - Do your best, Kia Māia - Be Courageous, Kia Manawanui - Have a heart, Kia Ora - Be Well) in their daily lives 
  • Will bring the curriculum alive through the use of play, literacy, te Reo, the Arts, music, sport, digital technologies and more
  • Will collaborate with other teachers to personalise the learning for all akonga
  • Have a passion for taking the learning outside of the classroom
  • Hafe excellent empowerment, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Are team players who contribute to all aspects of life at our Kura
  • Are innovative and willing to try new ways of approaching education.

We are seeking three new teachers for the 2023 year:

  • Scale A Teacher (Junior School) Permanent - ref: 1HAXHP
  • Scale A Teacher (Senior School) x 2 Fixed Term 1 Year, 2 positions - ref: 1HAXHK

If you are interested in either of these vacancies:

  1. Download General Information about our School
  2. Download an Application Form
  3. Email your completed application, CV and an inspiring covering letter outlining your strengths and interests to our Principal, Ngatai Walker, via

Applications close at noon on Monday 7  November 2022

25 Dillon Drive,
Bell Block,
New Plymouth.

Main Reception
Phone 06 755-0973
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