HEAD OF SCHOOL - Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School - NSW, Australia

Closing date: 6th March 2020

Shearwater is seeking a Head of School to lead the Shearwater community and share in its passion for Steiner education. The Head of School will be driven to engage and guide a student body of approximately 650 students and 130 teachers through the implementation of a new strategic and operational master plan. This individual will have a proven record of providing inspiring educational and operational leadership in dynamic and thriving school environments.

The successful candidate will foster an ethos of initiative, collaboration, and growth at Shearwater while maintaining a core focus of delivering upon our mission of offering high-quality Steiner education within our unique curriculum.

This requires a person who can lead with the passion and skills necessary to steer the School through the next phase of its development.

Our School

Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School is nestled among the green hills of the Byron Shire hinterland, 3.5 km from Mullumbimby, and a short drive from some of the most beautiful coastline of NSW, Australia.  Established in 1993, Shearwater has grown to a double streamed K-12 school with an enrollment of over 650, a further 50 children in our Early Learning Centre and a Trade Skills Centre. Our beautiful 21 hectare site is bordered by a creek and rain forest, farmland, with gardens and a working farm managed according to biodynamic practices. Shearwater offers staff education and a mentoring programme, ongoing professional learning opportunities, workshops, events and courses.

Shearwater is committed to the continued development of a flourishing school based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.

To learn more about the role, please request a candidate package through Shannon Wilson, HR Advisor, at shannonw@shearwater.nsw.edu.au or by visiting our website/working-at-shearwater

ECE Teacher - Rose Ring Kindergartens, Tauranga

Rose Ring Kindergartens are looking for a full time ECE teacher with a current NZ practising certificate.
If you have experience in Waldorf Education or if you have a keen interest in learning to practise it, please contact Dominique, Kindergarten manager, 07 544 2452 or kindergartenadmin@waldorftga.nz.
We are looking for a weather proof teacher with excellent communication skills, a warm personality and the ability to reflect and to engage in co-teaching.
Ideally this position is filled by the end of January.  If full time is not suitable for you, please still apply, as we are also employing  fixed term and on call relievers.
Please feel welcome (outside school hours) to have a nosy peek into our rooms and to stroll our grounds, which we are sharing with the Tauranga Waldorf School.

Tauranga Waldorf School - Junior Syndicate Classroom Teacher
U4, Decile 8.

Having unexpectedly lost a valued class teacher, we are now looking for a qualified, sound, experienced and energetic junior syndicate classroom teacher with a love of or expertise in any of music or visual arts including hard and soft material craft and an interest in hands-on education, to lead a group of children in our country-school-in-the-city.

As a state integrated school with a special character we are committed to delivering a Steiner/Waldorf curriculum and this position is tagged. Generous and well-tailored professional development will be provided to support the successful applicant. Position will begin Term 2, 2020

Applications close 4.00pm, December 20th, 2019. Please submit C.V. and covering letter marked “Class Teacher Position” to Box 115, 7th Avenue Box Lobby Tauranga; or email principal@waldorftga.nz.   Please visit the website https://waldorftga.school.nz for information about our school. Applicants are encouraged to visit the school, where possible, prior to making application.

Steiner-Qualified Early Childhood Teacher with Overseas Opportunity

  • Employer: Dream Childcare
  • Location: Auckland, Central
  • Work type: Fixed Term and potential Permanent Opportunity
  • Ideal Start Date: 6 January 2020

We are a high-profile family who have 3 boys 1, 2 and 4.  We are looking for a Nanny with a passion for child-led learning and someone who believes in approaching childcare through respectful positive guidance.

The role we have is for 4 months while we are in New Zealand and we would like the Nanny to return to the UK with us in a permanent role.  Whilst in NZ the position is a 24 hour, 4 day a week role and you would be expected to travel throughout New Zealand to three different locations during our time here.

Upon returning to the UK the role would remain 24 hours, 4 days Monday to Thursday where you would live in with our family during this time and live out on the days you are not working.  The role will be a mix of sole charge and shared care with the mother and another Steiner-trained Nanny

To be eligible for this role it would be preferred that you have a similar-led philosophy to Montessori/Steiner or are formally trained in these practices.  You will need be eligible to work in the UK through ancestry qualification or other eligiblity.  For an exceptional candidate the family may consider working with a Nanny on a fixed term contract for the duration of their stay in New Zealand.

If you are interested in applying for this role please phone Sarah Worn or Caitlin Manning on 09 969 5451, or email sarahworn@dream.co.nz,caitlinmanning@dream.co.nz

For further information about Dream Childcare see this website https://kiwioznannies.co.nz/

Head Teacher at Steiner Cottage
An opportunity has arisen for a Head Teacher at our home-like cottage environment ECE centre. We adopt the Waldorf philosophy and are seeking an experienced Teacher to lead our amazing teaching team. We are licensed for 18 children between ages 2 to 5 years and operate over a four term year.

You will have a warm and nurturing approach to teaching, have strong leadership skills and the ability to lead a team effectively as well as be able to work as part of our collaborative and dedicated team. An ECE teaching qualification / full NZ teacher registration is required for this role. Previous experience and/or training in the Waldorf pedagogy is desirable however not essential. You will be responsible for leading our teaching team, mentoring, setting the teaching programme, undertaking assessments, and developing relationships with our whānau and the wider Steiner community. This is a fantastic opportunity to progress in your career.

This position can be part or full time with flexible working hours between 20-40 per week, during term time. Applicants interested in this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. For further information or to apply, please contact or send your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience to Heather Dodge at centremanager@steinercottage.co.nz

Centre Manager at Steiner Cottage
An opportunity has arisen for a Centre Manager at our home-like cottage environment ECE centre. We adopt the Waldorf philosophy and are seeking a an experienced Centre / Business Manger to manage and drive our ECE forwards. We are licensed for 18 children between ages 2 to 5 years and operate over a four term year.

As our Centre Manager, you will be responsible for the operational day to day running of our Centre. A background in business / centre management and a strong knowledge of current ECE practices and Ministry regulations is preferred. An ECE teaching qualification / full NZ teacher registration is desirable, however not required. You will be responsible for ensuring the ECE is run effectively on a daily basis, including leadership of and engagement with our teaching team, budgeting, finances, managing our InfoCare system and interaction with the Ministry on any related matters, all enrolments and developing relationships with our whānau and the wider Steiner community.

This position is part time with flexible working hours between 18-25 per week, during term time. Applicants interested in this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. For further information or to apply, please contact or send your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience to Heather Dodge at centremanager@steinercottage.co.nz

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

He waka eke noa

We are extremely proud of the education we provide at Te Rā Waldorf School. We have a strong team of passionate and dedicated teachers delivering a rich, carefully chosen Waldorf curriculum.Our special character places the child at the centre of everything we do. Surrounding the children is a collaborative, “Whole Village” of teachers, staff and whānau.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative current school leader, or someone who is ready to step into such a role, who has the energy, creativity and sensitivity to build upon a strong, positive culture and take Te Rā Waldorf School into the future.

Our tumuaki/principal will have strong pedagogical, strategic, organisational and communication skills, with the ability to weave together these different strands to lead our beautiful kura on the Kapiti Coast.

Our tumuaki/principal will have an understanding of, and passion for, Waldorf education. Applicants may not be a current Waldorf principal, or New Zealand based, but will be committed to upholding the school’s special character as a condition of employment. If you are a current Waldorf teacher looking for your next challenge you will understand how critically important our special character is to us. A practicing certificate issued by the New Zealand Education Council (or the qualifications and experience to enable certification) is required.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in an educational leadership role and a willingness to understand and support our on-going integration of authentic Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in policy and practice. This includes the integration of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori into school life.

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

Please email chair@tera.school.nz with your expression of interest and to obtain an application pack.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 20 January 2020.

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

application. Phone number: 07 5442452

Class teacher 2020
Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School

Close date: 29 November 2019

We are seeking an experienced and creative class teacher with a deep interest and experience in Steiner/Waldorf education. The teacher will ideally be comfortable with children from Class 1 through to Class 7.

Our ideal applicant will be strong both academically and artistically and have a high level of expertise in meeting the needs of a diverse range of learners. They will be able to foster a love of learning in children and create a positive and healthy social dynamic within the class.

New Zealand teacher registration is required.

Our school is located in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges on 29 hectares of native bush bordering the Manukau Harbour. It is a safe, peaceful and natural learning haven only minutes from vibrant Titirangi village and 30 minutes from downtown Auckland.

We are an independent Steiner school in New Zealand that offers education from playgroup to high school.

We seek experienced Waldorf teachers to deepen the knowledge of our body of teachers and to contribute to the development of Steiner education.

The school has a roll of around 250 students from nursery through to Class 12.

Class 1 teacher 2020

Dunedin Steiner School
We have a position available for an enthusiastic state trained primary school teacher with experience in Steiner education. The school is in a beautiful semi rural location, overlooking the harbour, ten minutes from the town centre and offers classes 1 – 7 (years 2 -8). The community is thriving with four primary classrooms and three kindergartens. The ideal applicant will have a commitment to Steiner pedagogy, an ability to work with composite classes and a flexibility to suit a small school. This position commences Term 1 2020Applications close 4.00 pm, 20/11/2019.
An application form and job description can be downloaded below.

Applications are invited from individuals with strong leadership and management experience, and a commitment to our Steiner Waldorf special character.

Our school is the southernmost Steiner School in the world. It is also beautifully situated, in a semi-rural location.

We offer a full Steiner Waldorf curriculum from Playgroup and Kindergarten, through to the end of Intermediate school. The Steiner approach addresses the whole person intellectually, artistically, socially, and morally in order to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will.

We have a diverse, multicultural student population of 100 children from kindergarten to Year 8. There are 60 students in the Primary School in multilevel classes.
After over 30 years of Steiner Education in Dunedin, we are now at one of the most important and exciting times for the school.

  • We have reached our roll cap and are currently building new classrooms.
  • We have constant inquiries from families all over New Zealand, and from overseas.
  • Our School is currently being supported by ERO as we grow into a bigger school requiring more structured systems for internal evaluation, teacher appraisals and analysis of student achievement.

We will welcome the successful applicant to join our community at this exciting time, to move the school forward, while keeping the Steiner special character at the heart of our work.

The position has some teaching component.

Please download the Information Pack and Application Form from the school’s website.


Address applications to:
Helen Thomlinson,
Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Waldorf Primary School Singapore - Grade One/Grade Two Primary Teacher
The Waldorf Primary School Singapore is a unique small school located in the vibrant multi-cultural city of Singapore.

We are seeking a Waldorf teacher for our Grade One/Grade Two class starting in January 2020.
We are a small school and expect to have between 6-8 children in Class One/Two.

About us
We are located in a renovated shophouse in Singapore and we currently have one experienced Head Teacher who is leading our school and a full time administrator.
We have currently have 6 children in our school between the ages of 6 and 10 but are hoping to grow quickly.
We have an extremely involved and supportive parent community and a thriving community.
This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a foundation school and nurture the growth of Waldorf Education in Singapore.

We are seeking someone who has:
Waldorf teaching certification and/or the relevant experience
At least 3 years of classroom experience, including a Year One class
A commitment to stay in Singapore
Must be able to start early January 2020 and possibly relocate earlier

Package includes:
Salary $5000 -$6000 SGD plus the opportunity for increase as our student roll grows.
Medical Insurance
Flights and partial relocation costs
Up to three month temporary accommodation at the beginning of contract.

If you are interested please send a cover letter and your C.V. to andrea@waldorfschool.sg

We look forward to hearing from you.
First interviews will be conducted over Skype.

School Manager
Waldorf Steiner School Singapore

Principal Yallingup Steiner School


Yallingup Steiner School is nestled in the Wildwood Valley in Yallingup, Western Australia which is a 3 hour drive south of PerthYSS was established approximately 30 years ago by a small group of like-minded parents wishing to offer their children a more holistic educational experience.  YSS has a reputation for a high standard of Steiner education with a place-based ethos. 

The school has a vacancy for a School Principal for 2020. The position will be a fulltime permanent role, with a teaching component.  We are seeking, in the first instance, Expressions of Interest from candidates interested in the role. 

The YSS Principal is responsible for maintaining the strong Steiner pedagogical strength of the school, creating a culture of open and clear communication between all parts of the school body, and a high level of professional management of the school’s affairs, including staff and financial management. 

If you are an experienced leader, believe yourself able to fill the role and are excited to join a group of committed Steiner teachers at a beautiful school, please contact the Council Secretary, Beth Oates at b.hosgood@bigpond.com, or on 0428 587 046.