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

Class 1 Teacher - Te Rā
U4, decile 8 thriving Waldorf School on the Kapiti Coast. We are looking for an
enthusiastic, self-motivated teacher to join our team for 2021 as a teacher for a class
of 6-and 7-year-olds (Class 1).
Our ideal applicant has strong skills in teaching and classroom management, and an
ability to meet the social and emotional needs of their students. A commitment to the
principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi is essential and experience in working with the
special character of our school is an advantage. If you enjoy embedding movement
and artistic activities into your daily classroom programme and its core subject areas,
we would love to hear from you.
You will be able to work collaboratively in a growth-focused, professional and
supportive environment and will be open to learning more about our special
character and the Waldorf approach to teaching and learning at our school.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and evolving school and to be part of the
international Waldorf education movement!
Closing date is 12 October 5 pm.
Application form, CV and Cover Letter to davidn@tera.school.nz
Christchurch Kindergarten Coordinators Wanted
We invite applications for our newly created Kindergarten Coordinators 0.6 to 0.8 fixed term position in our wonderful mixed group Kindergartens for the 2021 year.
The position will cover Managing, coordinating and administrative duties.
Applicants will need a strong understanding and connection to Steiner pedagogy, have demonstrable management and collaborative skills and show a capacity with finance and data.
Teachers and non-teachers will be considered. A split position would be considered.
Renumeration will be an Independent Employment Agreement based on MoE guidelines.
Interested applicants may apply for a job description and application form from the school website ww.ch.steiner.school.nz or admin@ch.steiner.school.nz
Please note that the majority of items on the jobd description are termly and yearly Please refer questions to the same email or call 03 3370514
Closing date Oct 16 2020
Raphael House Principal
Fulltime, Permanent

Integrated Area School (kindergarten, Years 1 – 13)


Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School – Creativity, Kindness, Collaboration

We are seeking an experienced, effective and inspirational leader for our special character school
set in a beautiful bush clad environment on the western hills of Lower Hutt, Wellington. Raphael
House is an Integrated Rudolf Steiner Area School offering a broad-based Waldorf education to
children and students from the age of 4 years (Kindergarten) to 18 years (Year 13). Current roll

 Understands the special character of Raphael House and able to relate to and support a rich
Local Waldorf Curriculum
 Dedicated, inspiring, innovative, future focused and strategic thinker able to build a strong
collective vision
 Has a holistic view of education with a focus on the academic, practical and emotional
development of students
 Empathetic and reflective in their practice, empowering of others, culturally responsive and
values diversity
 An excellent communicator who is visible, works positively and confidently with the Raphael
House community – students, staff, family and whanau, the wider community and agencies
 Trustworthy, friendly and fair, builds strong respectful and inclusive relationships
 Skilled at identifying and resolving conflict quickly and fairly
 Able to lead, and work collaboratively with others, values distributed leadership, skilled at
 Proven organisational skills, considers change carefully and can effectively manage finance,
health, property and safety systems
 Up to date professional knowledge of how children learn, able to lead and support curriculum
development, teaching and learning,
 Energetic, sense of humour and can have fun

Job starts term 1, 2021

How to Apply
For further information and to obtain an application pack please visit our website:

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