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 Permanent Position
We are now in a position to permanently appoint what was formerly an over-entitlement class teacher position. We, therefore, seek applications from practitioners able to teach a rich curriculum via the visual, performing, social and practical arts. The successful applicant will be interested in joining, and contributing to, an established team and be committed to the school’s special character.
Applications close November 10, 2019. Please submit covering letter of application with CV marked confidential and send to Box 115, 7th Ave Box Lobby. Tauranga, 3140 or email to principal@waldorftga.nz . Our school website provides useful information about our country school in the city. Applicants are encouraged to visit our campus in Welcome Bay , Tauranga prior to making 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.

School Coordinator/Community Development Coordinator (Deputy Principal)

To commence in 2020 or before
Salary from $116,000 AUD pa. 1 FTE (a lower FTE may be considered for the right candidate)

Closing Date:  On or before 1st November, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the school reserves the right to appoint prior to the close of applications or re-open the recruitment process after the closing date if necessary.

About Us
The primary aim of the Perth Waldorf School (PWS) is the provision of high quality education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner. Based in the southern suburb of Bibra Lake, we provide a Steiner Education for children from early childhood (Playgroup, Kindergarten) to Class 12. With over 540 children in attendance and 100 staff members, PWS is committed to delivering a curriculum that is culturally rich, integrated and artistic. Feedback from our Class 12 Graduates is that they have been seen and supported as individuals by their teachers, the curriculum is enlivening and enjoyable and they move into tertiary study with confidence.

Perth Waldorf School’s successful development has been a result of active, conscientious work including positive leadership. It is vital that this is maintained and enhanced by you. We are not seeking a disrupter eager to make their mark and move up the ladder but a team player who loves the art of leadership and helping others achieve their potential. You will engage with all aspects of the school and you will play a supportive role to the School Administrator (Principal).

About You
This role is critical to the success of the school and will require an individual with proven leadership potential who can demonstrate the expertise and proficiency needed in supporting a highly successful school with a focus initially on the High School.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong commitment and advocacy for the Steiner philosophy, a willingness to authentically develop their wisdom from engagement with anthroposophy and have knowledge of curriculum management towards meeting the needs of students who stand before us.

The successful School Coordinator will be a model of integrity with the ability to apply a high level of social and emotional intelligence in all situations. They will lead by example by being flexible in their approach and will demonstrate a positive balance between management, people and Steiner pedagogy. Qualities including creativity, equanimity and grace to support the school to reach its highest potential will be highly regarded. The ability to create and maintain a warm, caring and enthusiastic culture among staff and students is essential.

A current Working with Children Check and registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia (or the capacity to successfully achieve both of these), is essential.

A remuneration package linked to similar positions in West Australian state schools will be negotiated with the successful applicant. A minimum starting salary being $116,000 AUD. The school would consider supporting relocation costs to Perth for the right applicant.

About the Role
The School Coordinator will work in partnership with the School Administrator (Principal) to deliver on the following key areas:

Contribute to the ongoing growth and development of the whole school, with a focus on the High School to ensure the full Steiner Curriculum is delivered by well supported and committed teachers and auxiliary staff who are all engaged in the ethos of the school and the Anthroposophical impulse.

Strategic Planning
Effectively facilitate the planning and the processes required to deliver on goals and objectives in conjunction with the School Administrator, College of Teachers, other Coordinators and School Council.

College of Teachers, Faculty Coordinators & School Council
Work in collaboration with various stakeholders within the school to ensure the quality and integrity of Steiner education at PWS and ensure alignment with the National Steiner Curriculum.

Work in collaboration with the High School Coordinator (Administration) and Teacher and Curriculum Development Coordinator to oversee the day to day operations of the High School including good budget controls and accountability for spending, maintenance, risk management, staffing and staff management, policies and procedures and compliance with state and federal legislation and school registration standards.
Work in collaboration with all the faculty coordinators to oversee and be responsible for the enrolment of students and maintaining enrolment targets.

Staff and students
Ensure the culture of caring, respect and rigour is maintained.
Ensure the health and wellbeing of students as well as their social, emotional and academic needs are being met appropriately.
Ensure compliance with current legislation especially in the area of Child Protection.
Work with the College of Teachers in providing personal and professional development where required.

School and community
Develop and foster relationships between internal and external agencies, committees and individuals relevant to the school. This may include outreach programmes, overseas student tours, local charities, sports and community organisations and especially links with Waldorf schools in Australia and internationally.
Identifying, developing and implementing needed programmes in the school is a key expectation of the role.

Your application will include the following:
Cover letter addressing your suitability for the role (max 2 pages).
Detailed and current Curriculum Vitae (max 4 pages).
Contact details of 3 professional referees.

All applications for this position must be directed to;
The School Administrator

If you think you may have the right mix of experience and insight to bring value to this role but need some extra encouragement to take your application further, School Administrator Bruce Lee welcomes a conversation by phone on 08 9417 3638.

Perth Waldorf School welcomes applications from interstate and overseas applicants and may be able to assist with costs associated with visiting the school throughout the recruitment process and re-location for the successful candidate.

Closing Date:  On or before 1st November, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the school reserves the right to appoint prior to the close of applications or re-open the recruitment process after the closing date if necessary.

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.