currently accepting applications for a Grade One Class Teacher for the
2021/22 school year. Responsibilities include lesson planning and
classroom preparation; teaching Main Lesson daily and additional track
classes; report writing; attending regular department and faculty
meetings; participation in festivals and recitals; communication with
The ideal candidate will have
completed Waldorf training and have teaching experience in a Waldorf
school, as well as a history of strong classroom management and the
ability to maintain professional relationships with parents, faculty and
staff. We will also support trained teachers without Waldorf
experience to obtain their Waldorf teacher training during school
breaks. Our faculty is looking for a colleague who will enthusiastically
join their collaborative work with our Head of School.
A spiritual dimension in Waldorf
education is present in the culture and environment of the school,
although no particular religious or spiritual beliefs are prescribed.
Parents and teachers of various religious and spiritual perspectives and
ethical philosophies are involved in Waldorf education. They do so
knowing that Waldorf schools are based on a spiritual view of the human
being and of the world.
All applicants must be able to
receive a BC teaching certificate (requiring either a B.Ed. or a B.A.
and Waldorf teacher training) or a Letter of Permission while pursuing
certification, and applicants must have Canadian citizenship or
permanent residency. This is a full-time position. Benefits include
dental and extended health options, plus tuition remission. Our
teacher’s salary is based on the level of education and years of
experience, ranging from to $39,390 to $62,490.
SWS is a full AWSNA member school
and a Group One independent school under the BC Ministry of Education
with a mission to educate and inspire students to reach their full
potential through a rich and artistic Waldorf curriculum. We offer a
comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight.
Special subjects include: French, Handwork, Woodwork, PE, and Strings.
Established in 1980, our 7-acre
rural campus is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes north of
Victoria on Vancouver Island. SWS is part of a vibrant island
community, abundant with arts, surrounded by organic farms and endless
outdoor adventures. Most of the families at SWS have moved to the
Cowichan Valley from all over the world to attend SWS.
Send your resume/curriculum vitae and references