Casa Head-Teacher

  • Employer: New Plymouth Montessori School
  • Location: Taranaki, New Plymouth
  • Work type: Full time, 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 best teacher you can be is when you find the closest match to your core values.  

Do you believe in the importance of peace and environmental education?   Are you committed to authentically deepen your bi-cultural practices?  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 hear from 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.  Our classrooms are all well-resourced and led by an AMI trained kaiarihi (guide) and supported by 1-2 kaiako.  

What we can offer you:  We are passionate about quality Montessori with a commitment to PLD and continuous improvement. (We had 14 kaiako at the 2021 MANZ conference).  We have a strong, supportive community of staff who inspire, support, mentor and share their learning and knowledge with each other.

What we are looking for:  A passionate Montessori kaiarihi with excellent leadership, communication and team skills.  NZ Teacher Certification preferred and AMI training required.  (In the event we are unable to recruit an AMI teacher, we will consider other face to face trainings).

This position is currently available with a small 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  •  6 April 2022