Primary Assistant

  • Employer: Inner Sydney Montessori School
  • Location: Australia, Sydney
  • Work type: Permanent

Primary Classroom Assistant or Teacher with Interest in Montessori

The Principal of Inner Sydney Montessori School (ISMS) invites applications for the position of Primary Assistant from a current educator, or other suitably interested and aligned individual, who has a passion for child-focused, kinaesthetic and project-based learning.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic, creative, responsible and hardworking Assistant to join our outstanding team of staff and play a key role in an authentic Montessori community.

We facilitate a child-centred pedagogical model tailored to individualised and independent learning with respect to the social, emotional and intellectual development of the child.  A Classroom Assistant is a vital support role enabling the Director to facilitate the learning needs of each individual child within a multi-age classroom of 6 – 9 or 9 – 12 year olds.

The Assistant role encompasses child supervision and support within the work cycle, planning and implementing art/craft, science and co-curricular activities, classroom and material preparation according to the Montessori methodology and administrative tasks.

About Us

Well located in the vibrant suburbs of Balmain and Lilyfield in Sydney, ISMS has an enviable, small school reputation whilst being one of the largest Montessori schools in Australia. ISMS is a friendly and dynamic Pre and Primary School with students at the heart of everything they do. The staff create nurturing classrooms where each child develops a healthy self-concept, positive values, strong skills, a deep academic understanding and a curiosity and appreciation of nature and the world around them.

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading Montessori registered schools, this child focused Pre and Primary School is at enrolment capacity with around 300 students between the ages of 3-12. In addition, around 100 students are enrolled per term in the Infant Community Program for 0-3 year olds.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role, with an embedded or emerging understanding and appreciation of the Montessori philosophy. You may hold a teaching or support role qualification. A Montessori Certificate or Diploma would be highly regarded.

You will demonstrate:

  • A passion for or strong interest in Montessori education;
  • The ability to promote a positive and supportive ethos for pupils where all are valued, encouraged and challenged to achieve the best they can;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

ISMS will also consider applications from trained teachers, willing to work in a support role, in order to begin a pathway to Montessori training with potential sponsorship for study.

Candidates, other than teachers will be supported to undertake the Montessori Assistants Certificate (6 – 12 years).

ISMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The position is subject to satisfactory references, police clearances and a Working with Children Check.

How to Apply

We are very proud of our School and actively encourage visits to meet our wonderful children and team.

Please telephone the School office to make an appointment.

We also invite you to gain an understanding of our School from our website

To register your interest and obtain further information please email Principal, Zoe Ezzard, at to arrange a confidential discussion.

Direct applications may be submitted, including a cover letter and CV, to

Search and Selection Timing

  • Application closing date for candidates is Friday 20th July 2018
6 June 2018