Bush School Co Ordinator, HPE & Classroom Release Teacher

Bush School Co Ordinator, HPE & Classroom Release Teacher

Tamar Valley Steiner School – Launceston, Tasmania

We are advertising for a vibrant HPE/Bush School teacher/coordinator with a teaching component (0.40 – 0.80FTE). Experience and training in outdoor education is important for this position as the successful applicant will be required to develop a school program for HPE (Gr. 3-6) and Bush School for K-6 linking with the Steiner Curriculum (scope and sequence) and integrating where possible with the Main Lessons being taught at the school.

Applicants will require a HPE degree and experience in Outdoor Education. This is a new position for our quickly growing school, with numbers approaching 100.

Tamar Valley Steiner School was established in 2016 and has experienced rapid growth as our student numbers for 2021 are expected to reach in excess of 100. Our school is the only Steiner School in northern Tasmania, and we have close links with Tarremah Steiner School in the south of the State.

Our school is located 10 minutes from the heart of Launceston on a beautiful rich, green school site in the growing suburb of St Leonards. We have a new school site (just 12 months old) and we are excited and fortunate to have received a Capital grant this year to continue to grow and expand our facilities over the summer months to transition our school from 3 small campuses to 2. Our French St site in Launceston, will house our Kindergarten and Preparatory students and our main School site at 368 St Leonards Rd. in St Leonards, will accommodate all other students from Classes 1 – 6.

The successful applicants will have a passion for teaching, an understanding and interest in Steiner pedagogy, philosophy and the typical development phases through which children develop as well as a desire to learn more and contribute to the on-going development and growth of the school.  

Artistic and musical talent or the willingness to develop these is desirable.

How to Apply: Your application should include:

  1. Cover letter: summarising your interest in the position and what you bring to the position
  2. Resume: A brief summary of your career, outlining relevant positions you have held, major responsibilities and qualifications.
  3. Statements addressing Selection Criteria: include separate statements for each of the selection criteria which concisely but fully describe how you meet that selection criterion.
  4. Referees: The names, positions and telephone contact numbers for three referees who can comment on your suitability for the position.

The  HPE/Bush School Position Description is available on the school website: http://www.tamarvalleysteiner.com.au/employment.html

Applicants must be teachers who are registered (or eligible for registration) with the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania and must hold a current Working with Vulnerable People registration.

For preliminary, confidential enquiries about this position, please phone Margot Morgan, the School Administrator or Gina Poulton, School Business Manager on 0438 917 848.

Your application should be emailed to bm@tamarvalleysteinerschool.tas.edu.au   with the subject line stating Confidential – Teaching Application 2021.   

Closing Date:  Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 23rd November 2020.