Motueka Steiner School Tasman/Nelson

Principal/ Tumuaki

Primary and intermediate (Years 1–8) / kura tuatahi, Principal

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 4:14 PM 17 October 2021
Closes 5pm 04 November 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAQW5

After the promotion of our highly respected and valued Establishment Principal we are now looking for a Principal to lead our school into the future and enrich our learning culture with Steiner philosophy.

We are a fully state-integrated school and have moved onto our new farm campus. Everyone is loving the new classrooms and access to the 13 hectare farm on the outskirts of Motueka, overlooking the Tasman Sea with views to the Mt. Arthur ranges. We have a diverse multicultural student population of 95 tamariki from Y1–8  and are the only Rudolf Steiner School in Te Tau Ihu (Top of the South Island) region. Our school offers a full Steiner/Waldorf curriculum from Playgroup and Kindergarten, through to the end of Intermediate school. 

Our new Principal will work with empathy and understanding to build and nurture connections with the children,  teaching body, staff, and the families that make up our school community. 

We ideally seek:

  • Someone with experience in Steiner education and anthroposophical values and bringing them forward in Aotearoa’s modern teaching and learning environments.
  • An experienced leader with excellent and timely communication skills to ensure staff, tamariki, and whanau are fully engaged in the new state-integrated Steiner school. 
  • A strong leader who is able to enhance and evolve the collaborative ethos that has carried the school thus far. 
  • Someone who thrives on the challenge and reward of being accountable for the successful management and leadership of the school.
  • Someone with senior management experience 
  • An experienced educator with proven excellent Steiner classroom practice skills who can support, coach and mentor teachers in Steiner teaching theory and application. 

We will welcome the successful applicant to join our community to move the school forward, whilst keeping the Steiner special character at the heart of our work.

How to apply

To request an application pack and direct enquiries please contact:

Melanie Stinka, Member Establishment Board of Trustees
(021) 261 2439

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HAQW5

Listed 4:14 PM 17 October 2021
Closes 5pm 04 November 2021

Motueka Steiner School NZ

School details

Motueka Steiner School

Type: Full Primary
Authority: State : Integrated
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 4
Roll: 92

School number: 946
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Physical address:
Motueka Steiner Farm 165 Robinson Road, Lower Moutere

Postal Address:
P O Box 224, Motueka, 7143