Home School Teaching Position & Lifestyle Change
A Northland community in the idyllic and peaceful Bay of Islands is looking for a caring Steiner teacher for a home school group of 6-8 children in February 2021.

This opportunity is suitable for someone who would enjoy working with a small group of paying children several days per week rather than teaching a large classroom full time.

Accommodation and food may be provided to help a transitioning teacher settle in. We are a welcoming group of parents wishing for our kids to enjoy Steiner education beyond Kindergarten.

For further information please contact Debbie Raphael, 021 0821 1637, debbieraphael312@gmail.com

Newton Dee Camphill Community is looking for international volunteers.

Do you want to spend one year abroad and have a life changing experience?


Newton Dee needs your help. We are a charity in Scotland that supports adults with learning difficulties and we are looking for international volunteers who want to stay with us for a period of 12 months.


Our volunteers mean so much to our way of life, and we cherish the cultural diversity that they bring. These young volunteers who join us often tell us about how much their year meant for them. Volunteering here is not just about helping someone else, it is also learning about yourself, meeting challenges and growing with the experience.


You can find more information about Newton Dee on our website on https://www.newtondee.co.uk


If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact us recruitment@newtondee.org.uk  for more information.


Newton Dee is looking forward to hearing back from you.

Kaiārahi/Kaiako Matua/Kindergarten Co-ordinator Vacancy
Te Rāwhiti Kindergarten has two kindergarten locations on the Kapiti Coast, 45 minutes from Wellington. We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual to lead our friendly and committed team from 2021 onward. We are looking to grow our kindergarten and playgroup sessions even further to meet our growing waiting list.

Ideally, this role as Kaiārahi/Kaiako Matua/Kindergarten Co-ordinator includes a teaching component. This is negotiable.

As a Waldorf kindergarten, it is part of Te Rāwhiti’s special character to provide a gentle, nurturing and child-centred early childhood experience, to support the individual development of imagination, will and confidence.

Registration as an early childhood teacher is ideal but not essential. If you are a state-registered ECE teacher, Waldorf training and/or experience is preferred but not essential as you will be working with experienced and supportive colleagues. It is essential that applicants are open to learning about and working with our special character, Waldorf education.

For the management elements of the role, applicants need to have a genuine interest and skill in process improvement and be able to manage administration, finance and compliance functions. Our ideal candidate will combine strong management and team building skills with the ability to be an active and open listener.

Most of the children attending Te Rāwhiti Kindergarten’s go on to join Te Rā Waldorf School (state-integrated primary school). The Raumati South kindergarten shares their site location with the school. The kindergarten Kaiārahi/Kaiako matua/Co-ordinator will therefore be a part of a large faculty of kindergarten and school teachers.

Ideally, the successful applicant is available during November and December 2020 to enable a handover. From January, the size of the role is 0.7 FTE if it includes the teaching component, or 0.5 FTE if acting in the Co-ordinator capacity only.

It is a unique role and can be adapted slightly to suit the right individual, so if you are interested please contact the office via email at executiveofficer@tera.school.nz for more information and an application pack.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Motueka Steiner School Principal
The Establishment Board of Trustees seek an experienced school principal to bring that which we don’t know and have the confidence to guide and lead us as we integrate. The voices collated below are offered as information for potential applicants about the kind of person Motueka Steiner School in its widest sense ideally would like to find. It is not intended as a requirement but simply as a window into our community.

What our tamariki would like to see our Tumuaki;
✓ “genuinely interested in listening to students”.
✓ “reads lots and tells us stories”.
✓ “show everyone kindness and like people”.
✓ “make sure everyone respects each other”.
✓ “be a happy, friendly person who is willing to play with us.”.
✓ “who does not use punishment but uses creative reparative actions”.
✓ “be well organised”.
✓ “likes the outdoors and nature and animals”.
Our community anticipates our Tumuaki to be;
✓ “an experienced leader with strong communication and listening skills”.
✓ “well organised”.
✓ “have a background in Steiner Education or be open-minded and have the willingness to learn”.
✓ “someone who builds and maintains positive relationships with a broad range of people”.
✓ “positive and supportive with children and whanau”.
Our staff asks our Tumuaki to be someone who;
✓ has or develops a working knowledge of Waldorf/Steiner education.
✓ is self-reflective and willing to learn.
✓ is a clear, kind, positive and articulate communicator.
✓ is observant to the needs of others.
✓ is well organized.
✓ is able to work collaboratively and delegate effectively.
✓ is approachable and social.
✓ is happy and enthusiastic in their work.

The Establishment Board of Trustees values a Tumuaki who;
✓ inspires our tamariki to be the best they can be.
✓ embraces our school and wider community.
✓ upholds operational vision and demonstrates excellence in conduct.

✓ demonstrates integrity in all aspects of leadership and communication.
✓ enjoys being our Tumuaki.


Relevant downloads:

MSS EPT Application Declaration

MSS EPT Info Pack

MSS EPT Referee Form

MSS EPT Self Assessment

Steiner Kindergarten teacher for 2021 (fixed-term)
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated teacher to join our kindergarten team for 2021.

Te Rawhiti Waldorf Steiner Kindergarten is a
licenced Early Childhood centre delivering the Steiner Curriculum and Te
Whariki with a strong commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The kindergartens are directly linked and connected to Te Ra Waldorf School, on the
same site at Raumati South www.tera.school.nz, with another group in Paekakariki.

ECE training/registration is essential and Waldorf training/experience is desirable. This position is responding to the current roll growth and is a fixed-term contract for 2021, 0.8 – full-time negotiable.

Subject to future stable roll numbers it has the possibility of becoming permanent full-time. The closing date is 13 November.

For job description and more information, contact Doris Zuur, dorisz@tera.school.nz, 021-2811570.

Principal - Te Rā Waldorf School
Vacancy: Tumuaki / Principal
Te Rā Waldorf School
Kapiti Coast
U4, decile 8, state-integrated full primary school

He waka eke noa

We are looking for two enthusiastic and collaborative school leaders who still want
to teach and take Te Rā Waldorf School into the future with a unique co-principal leadership structure.

We are proud of our special character surrounding the children in a collaborative community of teachers, staff and whānau. We have a strong team of passionate and dedicated teachers delivering a rich, carefully chosen Waldorf curriculum.

The ideal applicants will have proven experience in an educational leadership role and the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the Waldorf curriculum in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand and while previous Waldorf experience is not a prerequisite, a commitment to work in accordance with the special character of the school shall be a condition of employment.

It is important that applicants understand Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and a commitment to exploring what authentic bicultural education can look like in Waldorf education in Aotearoa in the 21st Century.

If you are a strong and energetic strategic leader who relishes the opportunity to further grow Waldorf education on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, we’d love to hear from you. School visits or a remote tour would be most welcome and requests to do so can be directed to the Board of Trustees Chair.

The job description includes detail of the co-principal structure and is available with the application pack. Applicants can apply for a 0.8 FTE or 0.3 FTE role (or advise of interest in both).

Both principal role splits have teaching elements. However, the 0.3 FTE teaching responsibilities will depend on vacancies (there is some minor flexibility possible) and distribution of responsibilities will be dependent on successful applicants.

Please email chair@tera.school.nz for an application pack. Applications close at Midnight on Sunday 15th November 2020.

Further information is available at www.tera.school.nz

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher - Maia Steiner School, Dunedin

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Full time in term time

2021 vacancy

We are a well-established Steiner Kindergarten set on the Steiner School campus in Maia, Dunedin. We run three kindergarten rooms for children aged 3 to 6 years of age.

We seek an assistant teacher, preferably with Steiner experience or qualification to join our teaching team. A commitment to working with the special character is essential. This is a permanent position, working 35.5 hours over five days a week in the term time, starting 2 February 2021.

Applications close midday, 16th November 2020. An application form and job description can be downloaded from the School’s website www.dunedinsteiner.nz, or is available by request from the office at office@dunedinsteiner.nz Telephone: 03 471 2163

Applications should be addressed to Julie MacLeod, Kindergarten Head Teacher, 1 Fern Road, Maia, Dunedin 9022 or to the office email address.

Head Kaiako - Te Kōpere Childcare
We are seeking a qualified and registered ECE Head  kaiako/teacher to join our wonderful team at Te Kōpere Childcare. This is a permanent, full time position available from 23rd November.

Te Kōpere is a community based non-profit organisation and follows Rudolf Steiner based anthroposophical principles. We are open 51 weeks a year from 7.45-5.15pm and are licensed for up to 20 mixed-aged children. We are looking for a motivated, warm and approachable kaiako who can work happily within this busy early childhood environment and its special features. The purpose of the role is to effectively lead a team of teachers and other centre staff within the early learning setting, with respect to leadership and curriculum and who has a willingness to embrace the philosophy at the heart of Te Kōpere.

ECE training/registration is essential and Waldorf training/experience is desirable, along with a commitment to bicultural practice and Te Tiriti of Waitangi.

Please contact Te Kōpere on 06-8707203 or email office.tekopere@gmail.com for more information. Applications close Wednesday 18 November.