Principal vacancy

The Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint an experienced and aspirational educational leader to build on our school vision for Rudolf Steiner education and lead our school positively into the future.

The successful applicant will have a consultative, collaborative and inspiring leadership approach, the ability to build strong relationships, and sound curriculum knowledge with a focus on achieving educational success for all ākonga.

Key criteria include:

  • Genuine, commitment, understanding and willingness to embrace the special character of Steiner education
  • Passion to enable all students to thrive and reach to their potential
  • Highly effective educational leadership with a sound knowledge of Steiner’s curriculum and perspective on child development from early childhood to senior secondary school
  • Sincere commitment to promoting te ao Māori and honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that inspire and build strong relationships
  • Future focused strategic thinking that supports the vision and values of the board
  • A champion of hauora, well-being and pastoral care, and capability to achieve sustainable and creative solutions and use resources effectively.
  • A willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.

Position commences term 4 or by negotiation.

To apply for this position request an application package by contacting:

Stephen Conway, Presiding Member - Board of Trustees
021 827 448

Closes 4pm, 17 September 2021

We look forward to hearing from you.

Te Reo teacher vacancy

We welcome applications for a part time fixed term Te Reo/tikanga teacher in our high school. The position would suit a beginning or retired teacher who would like experience in our beautiful kura.

Please call the school if you need further information on 03 337 0514
We look forward to hearing from you.


Te Reo teacher job description

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How to become a Steiner School teacher in Christchurch

Teaching in a Steiner school is one of the most rewarding vocations. Our aspiration as teachers is to inspire young students in their relationship to the world, in their love for their fellow humans on earth, to give them skills to effectively create a future for themselves and to find their own unique individuality.
We attempt to create Teaching into an Art form that elevates our vocation into something very meaningful.

Trained teachers with a Bachelor of Education, or with a post graduate diploma, or untrained teachers can enrol in a one or two-year course at Taruna College in Hawke’s Bay, the country’s only dedicated Steiner Training institute.
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) offers a 3 year Bachelor of Education (Steiner) in both Early Childhood and Primary. The Federation has developed a part time 2 year In Service "Certificate of Rudolf Steiner Education" for practising teachers which is taught at Taruna.
Each school has an extensive ongoing Professional development programme in
both Steiner and State best practise and principles

Untrained teachers would be required to complete a Bachelor or equivalent degree before being employed by the school.
Taruna also offers refresher courses for all teachers throughout the year. They provide Steiner based courses in many areas including nursing, art, and agriculture.

Teachers who have been trained overseas and wish to teach in New Zealand, or have qualifications that could be cross credited towards education qualifications, will need to have their qualifications approved by the NZ Qualification Authority.

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