Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School Kindergarten Coordinator / Tumuaki

We invite applications for this newly created role, Kindergarten Coordinator/Tumuaki, 0.6 to 0.8 fixed term position in our wonderful mixed group Kindergartens for the 2021 year and on.

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.

Remuneration will be an Independent Employment Agreement based on MoE guidelines.

Interested applicants may download the full job description and apply via application form below.

Please note that the majority of items on the job description are termly and yearly.


Please refer questions to or call 03 3370514

Closing date 5pm, Friday 16th October 2020

Please enclose your CV and at least 2 referees.


Application Form

Kindergarten Coordinator / Tumuaki job summary

Kindergarten Coordinator / Tumuaki job full description


Physics & Maths Teaching Vacancy

We are inviting applications from enthusiastic and inspiring Physics and Maths teachers to our holistic and academically successful education. This is for the 2021 school year.

Steiner training not necessary but capacity to enrich learning in a Head, Heart and Hand format is required. Alignment with our educational philosophy will give applicant significant leverage. Read more on this website re. special character and Upper School (high school).
NCEA experience in both disciplines is necessary. There is an equal amount of maths and physics teaching. This is a one-year sabbatical leave position, with the possibility of a second year in 2021.

The school specialty of “Mainlessons” is a 3-week block of a subject that is studied by all students. The aim is to give every student a hands on, expansive learning experience that engages them with the subject, they respond intellectually, creatively and practically and connect with the world through this mainlesson. See the attached short description of the Mainlessons.

Closing date is Monday, 21st September 2020 at 5pm.
Please enclose your CV and at least 2 referees.


Application Form

US Physics Mainlessons

US Physics Maths



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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