Class 1 Teacher 2024

Class 1 Teacher 2024

Samford Valley Steiner School

About the School:

Samford Valley Steiner School is a renowned educational institution rooted in the Steiner philosophy, providing holistic education to students from early childhood through high school. Our school aims to nurture the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of each child, fostering a love for learning and a deep connection with the natural world. With a strong emphasis on creativity, imagination, and hands-on experiential learning, we strive to inspire a lifelong passion for knowledge in our students.

Job Description:

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Class 1 Teacher to join our dynamic faculty. This is an ongoing full-time position, commencing 1 January 2024.  As a Class 1 Teacher, you will play a crucial role in guiding and supporting the development of our students, aged 6-7 years old and have a deep commitment to journey with them through their primary school education through to Class 7. You will have the opportunity to create a nurturing and engaging learning environment, where each child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive curriculum, integrating the Steiner pedagogy and fostering a love for nature, the arts, music and experiential learning.


  • Develop and implement a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate curriculum for Class 1 students, aligned with the Steiner educational philosophy and curriculum.
  • Create a warm, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment that encourages student engagement, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • Establish strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to foster effective communication and collaboration.
  • Assess and monitor student progress, providing constructive feedback and individualised support to ensure academic growth and personal development.
  • Incorporate a range of teaching methodologies, including storytelling, artistic activities, singing, music, movement, and nature-based experiences, to enhance learning outcomes.
  • Foster a love for reading, writing, mathematics, and other core subjects, while encouraging a sense of wonder and curiosity in students.
  • Plan and organise class outings, festivals, and community events to enrich students’ learning experiences and foster a sense of connection with the wider community.
  • Attend faculty meetings, professional development sessions, and parent-teacher conferences as required.
  • Maintain accurate and organised student records, including assessments, attendance, and individualized learning plans.
  • Work collaboratively with a Teacher Aide to support differentiation and learning outcomes.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a relevant field.
  • Teaching certification and registration, meeting the requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers.
  • Familiarity with the Steiner educational philosophy and a passion for its principles.
  • Prior experience teaching in a Steiner or Waldorf school
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Creative and adaptable teaching approaches, with a focus on experiential and hands-on learning.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to plan and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Dedication to ongoing professional development and a commitment to lifelong learning.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to view the Application Package on our website for information on the role and how to apply. Please note only applicants who address the selection criteria will be considered. The Application Package available at  

Samford Valley Steiner School is committed to providing safe and supportive work practices. Candidates will be subject to a teacher registration or blue card screening, police check, reference check and identification verification. Candidates will be required to disclose information relevant to the candidates eligibility to engage in activities including children. 

Samford Valley Steiner School is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the selection process. Only candidates who address the key selection criteria will be considered.

We look forward to welcoming a passionate and dedicated Class 1 Teacher to join our vibrant learning community at Samford Valley Steiner School.

Closing date: Applications close 4.00pm Friday 16th June, 2023.