Montessori Head Teacher Outdoor 3-6 years

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

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.”  Maria Montessori

We are seeking someone with a passion for Montessori but also for the natural world and the outdoors.  We have four casa classrooms with a large outdoor environment that the children can access throughout the day.  Activities include care of animals, gardening, carpentry, gross motor skills and lots of numeracy and literacy opportunities.  Of utmost importance to us is someone who can implement and design, where necessary, an outdoor curriculum which has Montessori philosophy at its heart.  Activities should be beautiful, purposeful, well organised and with a precise presentation.  

The same considerations that are given to philosophy in the indoor environment should also apply to the outdoors.  It is different though – it is a large space that is accessed by 100 children.  We are looking for a Montessori trained teacher to lead this area.  Of huge priority to us is our commitment to honouring Māori culture. 

What can we offer you:  We are a purpose-built, community-based Montessori school with a strong focus on professional development and linked to a nearby Montessori primary unit.  There is the possibility of this position developing into an indoor head-teacher role in time.

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.  New Zealand Teacher Certification and AMI training preferred. This position is available from term 2 (May) 2018 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

The best teacher you can be is when you find the closest match to your core values.

MANZ Member School  •  1 May 2018