French Teacher

French Teacher

  • Primary Classes – Prep to Class 3
  • Commencing 2022
  • Part-time – over 2 or 3 days / week

The role of the French teacher in Prep and the younger primary years is to bring French alive for the children, introducing them to the key elements of the language in an immersive experience through which they can feel the music of the language and its expressive qualities.

The focus should be on oral work; greetings, songs, poems, games, role plays and acting out stories. Writing is introduced through known poems or words (Order: speaking; writing; reading), with grammar beginning in class 4.  Alphabet, counting, days of the week and other focused word groups can be introduced simultaneously to when they occur in the English curriculum, which can be orchestrated with the timetable or in consultation with individual teachers. This can be much more powerful than when learnt separately.

The ideal applicant will have excellent French and a wish to bring French culture into the school to awaken enthusiasm for and to lay the foundation for French, which culminates in the Senior School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This person will work with the class teachers and the other language teachers to bring a French element into School Assemblies and Festivals.

Key qualities: enthusiasm for the language, warmth for the children, working with the French department and with the class teachers to bring French alive within and outside of the lessons.

French (speaking) native would be ideal as they automatically carry the soul forces of the language. Someone with energy and enjoyment in games.

The successful applicant will have an understanding of Steiner pedagogy and philosophy along with a commitment to performance development and professionalism in their work. 

Sophia Mundi Steiner School is an independent Steiner school located in the vibrant Abbotsford Convent Precinct.  We are situated adjacent to the Collingwood Children’s Farm on the banks of the Yarra River.  We value academic excellence which is supported through detailed teaching and learning processes. We offer the richness of the Steiner Education Australia (SEA) Curriculum from P-10 combined with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12. 

Sophia Mundi is committed to the care, safety and protection of all children attending the school.  Our School is a place where children are nurtured and supported so that they can develop their latent capacities and grow into well-rounded human beings. 

VIT registration is required for this position.

Please email your application to the Assistant Principal, peter.henderson@sophiamundi.vic.edu.au with a letter of introduction and relevant documentation (CV including qualifications, experience, registration, referees)

Applications close Friday, 30 July 2021