Registered ECE teacher in a natural setting, Waiheke Island
At Fossil Bay School and Kindergarten we have kindness, creativity and focus at the heart of our work. We provide kindergarten and primary year education, based on the modern Rudolf Steiner curriculum, that is unhurried, screen-free and has small class-size as a priority. From that we observe the following benefits: relaxed, low anxiety children; agile, future-ready minds and strong academic outcomes.

Our magical festivals bring the community together in a very special and unique way. Our link to nature is evident in the environment where we grow the food we eat at lunch time. The kindergarten sits in a rural setting on Waiheke Island which is, according to Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most beautiful islands only 40 minutes from Auckland city.

With a new General Manager on board we are preparing for a new and exciting phase of the kindergarten and are looking for proactive and enthusiastic teachers to join the team. Having experience in Steiner education will count as an advantage but is not a requirement for the teacher with the right heart and experience. The applicant needs to be interested in contributing to our new phase and mentoring others.

At this point we are looking for an experienced NZ registered teacher. Overseas applicants need to be able to get NZ teacher registration which normally at least requires a Bachelor Degree in Education.

Contact me for more information or to organise a visit to feel the magic. We look forward to hearing from you. Please include a cover letter and CV in your application.

Iris Richter,
Applications close: 1 April 2020

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,

Part Time Teacher - Te Rā Rudolf Steiner School

Te Rā is a thriving Waldorf school on the Kapiti Coast We are looking for a part time co-teacher for our Class 4 (Year 5) group. This is to provide release and support to our Acting Principal.

This role will suit an experienced teacher with a background in Waldorf education. The successful applicant will need strong classroom management, good communication skills, flexibility and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

You will be involved in all aspects of planning and organisation. Ideally you will be able to start by the beginning of September, but we can be flexible for the right candidate.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in a dynamic a growth-minded school.

Closing date is 24 August.

CVs to

Contact person – David Nicoll ph 022 3425540

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


If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact us  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 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!

Download the application form: Application-Form-Class 1