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Mangakahia Area School seeks dynamic individuals to join our staffing team. We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in one of our job vacancies.

Titoki School was established in 1907, renamed Titoki District High School in 1950 and Mangakahia Area School in 1976.

Mangakahia Area School had its centennial in 2007.

Our School vision is:

He Toi Mātauranga, He Mana Tangata Vision

Mangakahia Area School will provide an inclusive education that uses modern learning technologies and teaching strategies to develop "A community of learners where each is challenged, and all are valued"

Challenged and valued as:

  • Lifelong Lleaners who strive for excellence.

  • Contributing citizens of enduring values.

  • Unique cultural entities who embrace diversity and acceptance.

Ngā Mātāpono Whānui Mission Statement

Mangakahia Area School seeks to become the school of choice for families living within its catchment area seeking a co-educational, supportive environment that promotes the individual achievement and mutual respect.

Ngā Uaratanga – Values


To respect and care for oneself and that of others


To have a true, honest and sincere engagement with others and whanau.


In the principle to empower the student and whanau to achieve their dreams and aspirations.


To strive for excellence.

Over the 18 years our tamariki spend with us, we explore our themes through the context of these values, which underpin everything we do.

If you are interested in day-to-day relief teaching positions please email 

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All Vacancies advertised online through the Education Gazette

Principal/Tumuaki Years 1-13

Tīhei Mauri Ora!

E ngā reo

E ngā mana

E nga rau Rangatira mā

Tēnā koutou katoa


E rapu ana tō tātou kura i tētahi tumuaki e tika ana, hei kōkiri i te ako ā o tātou tamariki ki tua, ā wairua, ā hinengaro, ā tinana, ā whānau hoki. 


​Mangakāhia Area School can be found in the small township of Titoki, which is situated in the beautiful Mangakāhia Valley, a short 20-minute drive northwest of Whangārei. There are great opportunities for the students and school to grow and it is endowed with extensive facilities and natural resources and supported by a passionate community.  


Our school is seeking a principal who is ready to make a difference and is not put off by a challenge. We are looking for a strong, competent and caring leader who has experience within a senior leadership team and is dedicated to realising the capabilities of our students and enhancing the mana of our school. With a new charter and strategic plan to develop for 2024-2025 we require a principal who can develop a vision in collaboration with whānau, community and key partners. 


The principal would work with the board, staff, students and whānau and local community to strengthen and uplift the school and address any issues and barriers in order to achieve the students and the school’s potential. 


As the school roll is predominantly Māori and located within a strong Māori community, the new Tumuaki will be committed to ongoing engagement with Māori learners in the context of their whānau, and their culture, identity and language. Key attributes would include the ability to establish strong and authentic relationships with whānau, community and key partners and to be an outstanding communicator.


Applicants must be committed to the journey developed over the past year to enhance outcomes for young people and their whānau. 


Application packs are available on request from:


Bonnie Wood, BoT Minute Secretary:

The closing date is Friday, 22 April 2024 at 5.00 pm. 

Interview Day is Saturday, 11 May 2024.  

Starting date is 22 July 2024 (day 1, term 3 or by negotiation).

Guidance Counsellor (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Guidance Counsellor (fixed term - terms 2 - 4)

We are a well resourced year 1- 13 school situated 25 minutes drive from Whangārei.  We are looking to expand our counselling provision for our students.  An ability to build safe and positive relationships with Māori learners and their whānau is essential for this role. Experience in running groups and working as part of a wider pastoral team is advantageous.  This is a fixed term position until the end of the 2024 academic year, starting asap in Term 2, 2024. Ability to counsel in a part time or full time capacity considered.  

Apply by submitting a CV and application form (available on the school website) by 5pm on Friday 26th April 2024 to Bonnie Wood on

Office Adminstrator

We seek a proactive, organised professional with a proven track record of performance in a busy environment to support the smooth running of our school. 


Key responsibilities will include:

  • supporting the school structure and function (assisting with relief, EOTC, policy updating, electronic and hard copy filing, employment processes, finances)

  • administrative responsibility for various digital platforms

  • publicity, including school website and social media

  • supporting the Board and senior leadership team as required.


Specific duties will be worked out in consultation with the principal in order to complement the roles of the administration team.  A high level of confidentiality is required in this role.  Experience working in a school environment will be an advantage.  


This is a 20 hours a week, term time only role, starting on Monday 20th May, 2024, or by negotiation. 


Rate of pay:  $32.27 per hour. 


Apply by submitting a CV and application form (available on the school website) by 5pm on Friday 26th April 2024 to Bonnie Wood on

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