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Fixed Term - 28 January 2018 - 27 January 2019

We are one of the largest multicultural schools in New Zealand, with around 2000 students representing more than 50 nationalities, a true reflection of Auckland.

We are led strongly by our values of Respect, Excellence, Whanaungatanga and Akoranga. They guide how we work together as a school community and our student motivation and achievement is strong (consistently at or above the national average) through the hard work and dedication of a caring and professional staff.

The school is determined to build on its current success by providing a quality education which meets the needs of its students by the inclusion of a relevant and engaging curriculum, embedded values and future pathways.

We are seeking pedagogical leaders with strong educational practices and the drive, energy and ability to work with the current Senior Leadership Team of a Principal and four other Deputy Principals.  We are looking for leaders who will be:

  • Committed to improvement in academic achievement for underperforming groups (Maori & Boys) across all levels
  • Adept at implementing strategies that allow us to continue to develop our culturally responsive pedagogy and strengthen cultural identity across our school community
  • Confident in contributing to the implementation of an integrated & responsive learning environment for aspects of all our curriculum, that effectively uses technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Supportive of creating a future pathways strategic plan for developing our curriculum for integration with the business academy and a 21st century learning environment

This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to take the next step in their leadership development.

Duties commence January 2018

An application pack is available by emailing Julie Lockie, Business Manager; [email protected] or phone 09 269 0693 or 021 2708644.  Applications close 12 noon, Monday 25 September 2017.

For further information about our school visit our Facebook page MHS Facebook or website www.manurewa.school.nz


SUPPORTED LEARNING TEACHERS (2 positions).  We are seeking two outstanding teachers for our learning support area, who are able to teach Y9–11 students at levels 1–4 of the NZC. The successful applicants will be an energetic, passionate and skilled teachers with strengths in literacy, numeracy, assessment, and classroom management.  You will need to have the ability to build positive relationships with students with a diverse range of needs, and be willing to work as part of a collaborative team essential. 

SENCo (1 position) 4MU and 1MMA . An exciting opening has arisen for a SENCo who is well organized, has effective communication skills, efficient, reliable and motivated.  The purpose of this role is to, in collaboration with the Senior Leadership team of the school, deliver a SEN provision that ensures all identified students are able to access a diverse curriculum. The successful candidate will be responsible for raising the attainment and achievement of SEN students through delivering tailored support structures, and line managing a team of Learning Support Assistants to support students’ progress and development. 

HEAD OF LEARNING SUPPORT (1 position) 2MU 1MMA.  A vacancy exists in our Learning Support learning area for an innovative middle manager with strengths in special educational needs, literacy, numeracy, assessment and classroom management. The successful applicant will help strengthen the home-school partnership and will teach core subjects in a homeroom setting supported by appropriate resources. Primary training is an advantage. Willingness to work as part of a collaborative team essential. 

TE PAE TAWHITI TEACHER A vacancy exists in Te Pae Tawhiti, our Modern Learning Environment designed to help Year 9s work towards their dreams, for a classroom teacher with strengths in behaviour management, technology, the NZ key competencies, inquiry learning and bi-cultural pedagogy. The successful applicant will work well in a team of three other teachers, show initiative and demonstrate an interest and capacity to grow and develop as a professional. Experienced teachers who can develop trusting relationships with students should apply. Experience using the teacher inquiry model preferred.

ASSISTANT TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS - Our Mathematics Learning Area is seeking a person who is committed to education, open to learning, willing to be supported or brings experience in our move to a digital learning environment and can make a commitment to the schools restorative practices.

SCIENCE TEACHER WITH CHEMISTRY and SCIENCE TEACHER WITH PHYSICS (2 positions) - We are one of the largest multicultural schools in New Zealand, with around 2,000 students representing more than 50 nationalities, a true reflection of Auckland.  We are led strongly by our values of respect, excellence, whanaungatanga and akoranga. They guide how we work together as a school community and our student motivation and achievement is strong, through the hard work and dedication of a passionate, caring and professional staff.

For the above teaching positions,  applications close 9 October 2017

ASSISTANT HEAD OF LEARNING - TECHNOLOGY - The successful applicant must have the ability to deliver a specialist area(s) from Year 9 to Year 13 in a progressive learning area.  The ability to support the Head of Learning, work as part of a team and lead staff in both new and existing initiatives will be fundamental in developing the learning area.   Applications close 5 October 2017

TECHNOLOGY - ENGINEERING - An engineering or construction specialism is beneficial to each in a progressive learning area and to deliver programmes to the Manurewa High School Trades Academy.  Applications close 30 October 2017

Is this you?

Do you want to work in an innovative learning environment?   

Do you practise culturally responsive pedagogy?

Do you enjoy teaching collaboratively, cross-curricular and with the business community?  

Are you interested in developing a bicultural learning community?

Are you energetic, resilient, committed and creative?

Are you able to develop meaningful relationships with students and enable them to drive their own learning?

Are you digitally fluent? (We are a Microsoft Office 365 school and in 2018 all Y9–11 students will have a laptop.)

Are you committed to develop courses that align with future employment pathways for our students?

All positions commence beginning of term 1 2018.

Come and see us:    

We encourage you to visit our school and observe us in action. To arrange a visit contact Julie Lockie, Business Manager via phone (09 2690693 or 0212708644) or email [email protected]

Experienced and beginning teachers encouraged to apply. Beginning teachers may be eligible for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/teacher-awards/voluntary-bonding-scheme/

For further information about our school visit our Facebook page MHS Facebook.

Please send your CV, creative covering letter stating your passions, strengths and interests, and why you want to work at Manurewa High School, to Julie Lockie, Business Manager, Manurewa High School, P O Box 75 247, Manurewa, Auckland 2243, [email protected]  Please include the official application form with your application.  







Handyman - 40 hours per week

Fulltime / Permanent


We are seeking a conscientious, energetic, motivated person, with handyman skills to join our busy property team. 

Skills required for minor repair works, painting and general handyman tasks.


Please download an application form and send with your covering letter and CV to:


Mrs J Lockie Business Manager Manurewa High School P O Box 75 247 Manurewa Auckland 2243

or email:  [email protected]


Applications close 18 September 2017

Start date as soon as possible