Primary Teacher, Class 1/2 Composite

Primary Teacher, Class 1/2 Composite


Commencement: Term 1, 2018
Contract Type: Permanent
Remuneration: NTPS Equivalent
Deadline for Applications: Friday 15th December 2017


Milkwood Steiner School is a non-denominational, co-educational Primary School and is founded on the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner. Children enter Kindergarten where vitality and interest in the world are nurtured. Their work is a healthy balance in the child’s self-expression in music, the arts and crafts and building their knowledge of literacy and numeracy.

Established in 2004, Milkwood Steiner School has steadily grown to its current size of approximately 80-85 students. Our school offers Preschool (Kindergarten) to Class 6. Milkwood also offers an After- School Care program. Our vibrant and dedicated school community, together with major achievements and a new comprehensive strategic plan, significantly improves our ability to respond to opportunity and realise our full potential.

Milkwood Steiner School is located approximately thirteen kilometres from the city of Darwin, NT. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to 5m-wide verandas. Activities extend into the adjacent native woodland where children explore. The school has plans for the ongoing development of the grounds and gardens as an educationally stimulating and environmentally sustainable site.

Milkwood Steiner School invites suitably qualified and experienced teachers to apply for the position of Class 1/2 Primary Teacher.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively with the College of Teachers and the Principal.

  • Plan and implement teaching programs aligned to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework.

  • Monitor, evaluate and report student progress in key learning areas.

  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance and recording student progress.

  • Supervising a range of student activities including support and welfare programs.

  • Contribute to a range of co-curricular programs.

  • To maintain records of work covered by his/her class(es).

  • To keep accurate, complete records of the progress of each student.

  • To inform parents of students’ progress by way of report and, where necessary, letters or individual meetings.

  • To be available for all parent-teacher conferences.

  • To attend all relevant meetings, including planning meetings.

  • To keep him/herself informed, by way of personal files, of all factors relevant to each student.

  • To ensure appropriate behaviour of students in class, around the school and whilst on excursions or camps.

  • To care for the classroom in which he/she teaches. To ensure that the room is attractively presented and conducive to learning.

Essential Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of how to use information with impartiality;

  • Awareness of and enthusiasm for Steiner / Waldorf education;

Essential Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Primary Teacher;

  • Demonstrated experience working with systems and procedures.

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous employment as a Primary Teacher at a Waldorf/Steiner school. Essential Qualifications, Memberships and Certifications

  • Current Registration as a Teacher in the Northern Territory with NT Teachers Registration Board.

  • Bachelor of Education, majoring or specialising in Primary Education and/or Early Childhood Education, or equivalent.

  • Provide current certificate or be willing to undertake First Aid Training with HLTAIDOO1- HLTAIDOO4 endorsement.

  • Driver’s Licence.

  • Be registered with the NT TRB (Teacher Registration Board)

  • Posses an Ochre card with a police clearance.

Desirable Qualifications, Memberships and Certifications:

  • Postgraduate qualifications relevant to educational delivery or educational management.

  • Provide Advanced First Aid Certificate.

  • Provide First Aid in Remote Situations.

  • Medium Rigid (MR) Driver’s Licence, or higher.

  • Formal tertiary Steiner education qualifications.

  • Informal study in Steiner Education and anthroposophy (eg. EduCareDo).

Further information can be gained by contacting the Principal,