Secondary Food Technology Teacher – Part time, permanent

We require an enthusiastic Food Technology and Hospitality teacher to run our food technology department, an integral part of our programme covering years 8-13. Starting term 1, 2023, this is a permanent position, at least 0.57 FTTE. If you are prepared to also teach some junior science, this could be a full time position. 

We have developed a culture of excellence in our food technology and hospitality programmes which are popular at NCEA level in our area school. We are accredited for a wide range of practical Level 3 hospitality standards due to running our programme in a fully certified commercial kitchen. Our food technology department is very well resourced using state-of-the art commercial equipment, prototyping real food outcomes for real people. Our existing programme and assessments are ready to go as-is, or can be tailored to meet the expertise of our incoming teacher.

We are currently running 4 food technology classes: year 8 (half-year), year 9 (half-year), year 10 (half-year) and combined year 11-13 class (full year). Further to this we have a combined year 11-13 hospitality class (full year). This is a well-resourced programme with a very realistic and workable budget for a hands-on course focussed on creating in the kitchen. Junior students have 2 x 90 minute cooking slots per week, senior students have 1 x 120 minute cooking per week to enable more elaborate projects to be completed and slot and 1 x 90 min theory slot.

The right mindset, a can-do attitude and an appreciation of nutrition are more important than experience in the specific standards. Industry experience or know-how is highly valued. We are currently running our food technology classes in an off-site commercial kitchen, while we build our own commercial kitchen onsite. Fantastic opportunity to work in a supportive and quality environment.

A willingness and ability to support and uphold the special character of the school, and a willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school, shall be a condition of appointment. 

To apply, please download the application documents and email or post your application to: Principal’s PA, Cornerstone Christian School, 119 Mihaere Drive, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North 4414.  Applications close at 9am on Thursday 10th November.


Relief teachers

We require NZ registered relief teachers for our relief teacher pool. All staff employed at Cornerstone are required to support and uphold the special character of the school. Please contact one of our Assistant Principals for more information: