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Teacher – Class 1 2021 Vacancy (year 2)

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! 

Applications close 12 October 2020. 

Please send your CV, and direct enquiries to: 

David Nicoll, Co-Principal
davidn@tera.school.nz 

Staff Vacancy – Kindergarten Kaiārahi Position

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.

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.

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.

This 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 executiveofficer@tera.school.nz for more information.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Teacher Aide (part-time, fixed term)

We have a vacancy for a part-time teacher aide position in Class 1. This role is designed to support the tamariki, alongside their teacher, on three days each week during term time (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), from 9am to 2pm. One of these days may involve a walk with kindergarten teachers and children. Although this role is tailored largely to support the needs of one child, the teacher aide will support the teacher in the work will all children and contribute to the learning and wellbeing of the whole class.

The tasks involve:

  • Working with children in their classroom setting and supporting with individualised teaching activities
  • Working with individual children and small groups in a smaller setting
  • Support with food/kai times & playground supervision
  • Student personal care

Experience with childcare (e.g. through caring for children in your own household) is essential for this role. Experience in working with children with diverse needs is an advantage.

This position will be fixed term until the end of term 4. If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter to our SENCO Mary Fryer, maryf@tera.school.nz

Term dates 2020

Term 1   Tuesday, 4 February – Thursday, 9 April

Wednesday 5 February       Kindergartens First Day Back

Thursday 6 February       Waitangi Day          

Monday 6 April              Teacher Development Day (cancelled)

NEW START DATE FOR TERM 2:

Term 2   Wednesday, 15 April – Friday 3 July

Monday 27 April             Anzac Day Observed

Monday 1 June              Queen’s Birthday

Tuesday 2 June              Teacher Development Day

Term 3   Monday, 20 July – Friday, 25 September

Monday 24 August         Teacher Development Day

Term 4   Monday, 12 October – Wednesday, 16 December

Monday 26 October        Labour Day

Friday 30 October          Early Finish 1:00pm

Saturday 31 October       Open Day

Monday 23 November       Teacher Development Day

Tuesday 15 December    Last Day for Kindergartens

Wednesday 16 Dec.        Last Day for School 2pm Finish

 

Other Important Dates in 2020:

Mon 4 – Fri 8 May   Te Wiki o Te Mahi Tahi (TBC)

Thursday 25 June    St John Lantern Festival for School (evening)

Friday 3 July           Sharing Assembly (Last day T2)

Friday 18 Sept.       Sharing Assembly

Friday 25 Sept.       Games Day for School (Last day T3)

Friday 20 Nov.        Kapa Haka Fundraiser

Friday 4 Dec.          Taukiri o te Ata –  Kapa Haka Festival

We Need Relievers

Are you looking for relief teaching opportunities? Are you a Waldorf-trained teacher, or interested in Waldorf education? Do you have a current practicing certificate?

If so, we would like to hear from you. We can offer a comprehensive introduction tailored to your needs.

Please contact Andrea Sorger on 04 2990812 or andrea@tera.school.nz