Casa Head-Teacher

  • Employer: New Plymouth Montessori School
  • Location: Taranaki, New Plymouth
  • Work type: Permanent

[The teacher] will be able to say: ‘I have served the spirits of those children, and they have fulfilled their development, and I kept them company in their experiences.'” (Dr. Maria Montessori, ‘The Absorbent Mind’

What can we offer you:  We are a purpose-built, community-based Montessori school with four casa classrooms and a beautiful outdoor environment and programme.  Ours is a strong Montessori community linked to a nearby Montessori primary unit (which is part of a local state school). Our classrooms are all well-resourced and stocked.  Each casa class is led by a Montessori trained teacher and supported by 1-2 teachers.

Our school has a strong focus on professional development and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Are you looking to teach in an environment with a commitment to Montessori principles?  Do you believe in the importance of both peace and environmental education? If you see your role as a facilitator – introducing the world and its wonder to the children, nurturing within them a love of learning and a sense of themselves as capable, confident and independent; then we would love to talk to you.

What we are looking for:  A passionate Montessori teacher with good leadership, communication and team skills for either our indoor or outdoor environment.  (We have a degree of flexibility with where we place this teacher). New Zealand Teacher Certification and AMI training preferred. Only applicants with a face to face training will be considered.  

This position is available from term 2 (May) 2019 with some degree of flexibility.

For further information or to submit a CV and letter of introduction, contact the principal: gillian.somers@npmontessori.co.nz

MANZ Member School  •  22 February 2019