Vacancies

29 November 2021

Teacher of Social Sciences, 1 year fixed term

We are looking for a teacher of Social Sciences to join our culturally diverse Humanities department.

Start date is 25 January 2022 and finishing on 9 December 2022

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

* a genuine passion for teaching in a low decile school. Some experience of teaching in this or a similar environment is highly desirable

* a genuine passion and commitment to raising student achievement

* high expectations of students

* the ability and willingness to:

   - work collaboratively in a team

   - keep up-to-date with the latest information technology

   - facilitate or adapt to change in teaching methods

   - engage in cross-curricular teaching

Please send your CV, cover letter and completed application form to Philippa Kaisser, Principals PA, at [email protected]

Applications close Friday 10 December at 3pm

Application form



29 November 2021

Teacher of PE & Health, 1 year fixed term. Please state other subjects

We are looking for a teacher of PE & Health to join our busy, vibrant PE department. Please state other subjects.

Start date is 25 January 2022 and finishing on 9 December 2022

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

* a genuine passion for teaching in a low decile school. Some experience of teaching in this or a similar environment is highly desirable

* a genuine passion and commitment to raising student achievement

* high expectations of students

* the ability and willingness to:

   - work collaboratively in a team

   - keep up-to-date with the latest information technology

   - facilitate or adapt to change in teaching methods

   - engage in cross-curricular teaching

Please send your CV, cover letter and completed application form to Philippa Kaisser, Principals PA, at [email protected]

Applications close Friday 10 December at 3pm

Application form



29 November 2021

Teacher of Maths/Science, full time, one year fixed term

We are looking for a New Zealand registered teacher to work across both departments.

Start date is 25 January 2022 and finishing on 9 December 2022

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

* a genuine passion for teaching in a low decile school. Some experience of teaching in this or a similar environment is highly desirable

* a genuine passion and commitment to raising student achievement

* high expectations of students

* the ability and willingness to:

   - work collaboratively in a team

   - keep up-to-date with the latest information technology

   - facilitate or adapt to change in teaching methods

   - engage in cross-curricular teaching

Please send your CV, cover letter and completed application form to Philippa Kaisser, Principals PA, at [email protected]

Applications close Friday 10 December at 3pm

Application form



25 November 2021

Facilities Manager at Papakura High School, full time, permanent

We are looking for an experienced, hands-on, all-round property expert with the ability to multi-task to be a part of our vibrant and positive staff team.

Start date negotiable.

As well as the day-to-day maintenance of the school and grounds, you will be responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensuring that the facilities are safe and well functioning so that staff can work under the best conditions.

You will also be responsible for:

  • ensuring that all health and safety requirements are met

  • reviewing utilities consumption and striving to minimise costs

  • waste disposal

  • building security 

There are a number of exciting property developments to be overseen in the coming year.

The ideal candidate will be very well organised and efficient and have the willingness and ability to oversee others. An ability to be hands-on with maintenance work is essential.

The ability to work with a wide variety of key stakeholders, including the senior leadership team, project manager, MOE, staff and contractors is vital.

Annual salary will be between $60 - $70k. 

Subsidised accommodation in the form of a school house can be negotiated as part of the remuneration package.

Please note that in accordance with the Education Act and Training Act 2020 and the Vulnerable Children Act 2015 the successful applicant will be required to undergo a police vetting check and employment is subject to this returning a satisfactory result. Subsequent vetting checks will be undertaken which are required by law to take place at least every three years.

Please send your application, to include a cover letter, CV and completed application form (see below) to Philippa Kaisser

Principals PA, [email protected]

Applications close Friday 17 December at 3pm

A full job description is available on request

Application Form



19 November 2021

Teacher of Tongan, full time, permanent

We are looking for an employment-based trainee teacher of Tongan to grow and further develop our Tongan language programme. The abillity to teach Social Science is an advantage.

The successful candidate will be part of culturally vibrant, diverse environment and will possess the following attributes:

* a genuine passion for teaching in a low decile school. Some experience of teaching in this or a similar environment is highly desirable

* a genuine passion and commitment to raising student achievement

* high expectations of students

* the ability and willingness to:

   - work collaboratively in a team

   - keep up-to-date with the latest information technology

   - facilitate or adapt to change in teaching methods

Please send your application, to include a cover letter, CV and completed application form (see below) to Philippa Kaisser

Principals PA, [email protected]

Applications close Wednesday 1 December at 3pm

Application form


19 November 2021

Teacher of English, full time, permanent

Applications for this position have now closed.



19 November 2021

Part time administration assistant working in the Arts and Careers departments

We are looking for an administration assistant working part time in two different departments in the school. This would suit someone who is looking

for varied part time work, 10 hours per week (term time only) in the Careers dept. and 5 hours per week (term time only) in the Arts dept. 15 hours/week in total.

Days/times of work to be negotiated with the Heads of each department.

This is a fixed term contact commencing on Tuesday 1 February and finishing on Friday 9 December 2022.

Please send your application, to include a cover letter, CV and completed application form (see below) to Philippa Kaisser

Principals PA, [email protected]

Applications close Friday 3 December at 3pm

Application Form


16 November 2021

Teacher of Whakairo/Carving/Technology, fixed term, part/full time.

This position has now closed and we are no longer accepting applications



9 November 2021

Director/Manager, Papakura High School Services Academy

Two year, fixed term position

The Papakura High School Board wishes to recruit a multi-skilled and experienced individual to be responsible for the delivery, growth and further development of an academy programme for students at risk of disengagement with education. The programme has successfully completed its second year of operation in 2021.

A background in the NZDF is desirable.

New Zealand Teacher registration is preferable but not a prerequisite for application.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • A genuine passion for working in a low decile school. Some experience of this or a similar environment is desirable

  • A background in working with Māori and Pasifika youth

  • A genuine passion and commitment to raising student achievement

  • High expectations of students

  • The ability and willingness to:

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest information technology

  • Facilitate or adapt to change in teaching methods

  • Work collaboratively in a team

Enquiries are welcome by contacting Simon Craggs, Principal, on [email protected]

Start date is 25 January 2022 and finish date is the last day of Term 4, 2024, subject to renewal.

Please send your application, to include a cover letter and CV, to Philippa Kaisser, Principals PA, to [email protected]

or PO Box 72 080, Papakura 2244

Application form



School Nurse

We are looking for a registered nurse to join our multidisciplinary Hauora Wellness team as soon as possible.

Hours of work are 35 per week, term time only.

The successful candidate will have a current practicing certificate, full drivers license and the willingness to undertake post graduate study.

Please see here for the full job description

Applications should include a cover letter, cv and application form (see link below) and be sent to Philippa Kaisser, Principals PA at [email protected]

Application Form


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