We seek a warm, experienced and committed teacher who embraces the philosophy of Steiner Education and is excited to join and strengthen our School as Class 1 Teacher in our Primary School Program at 1.0 FTE.

Our School

Chrysalis Steiner School has been established for over 40 years and we currently have approximately 250 students across classes K-10. The School is located on Gumbaynggirr country in the Thora Valley, approximately 20 minutes drive from the picturesque town of Bellingen, and 50 minutes from Coffs Harbour airport. Our setting is on a hillside facing National Parks and beside the stunning Bellinger River, providing a uniquely beautiful environment for our children.

Key Qualities:

  1.  A demonstrated love for children and
  2. Excellent organisational and interpersonal
  3. An understanding of the principles of child development through the lens of Rudolf Steiner’s picture of human development and how these apply to your teaching practice.
  4. A commitment to professional learning and inner development through anthroposophical studies and artistic activities.
  5. The ability to work collegially and a willingness to actively participate in and contribute to the cultural and festival life of the school.


The successful applicant will meet the following Essential Criteria:


  1. The ability to plan and deliver a developmentally appropriate curriculum that integrates the arts: music and singing, painting and drawing, movement, modelling, speech and drama in line with the Australian Steiner School Curriculum documents.
  2. Experience working with the NESA (New South Wales Education Standards Authority) teaching guidelines.
  3. Teaching experience: with reference to Steiner Primary School experiences where
  4. The capacity to develop their outdoor skills as they carry the class group through the grades. Can plan, organise and deliver the camps program at our school.

Applications should include:


  1. A general expression of interest
  2. CV – this includes: Working with Children Check, teaching qualifications, teacher registration, interests, a brief summary of your career outlining relevant positions you have held and major responsibilities.
  3. Statements, which concisely describe how you consider yourself suitable against each of the selection criteria noted in the Application Package.
  4. The names, positions and telephone contact numbers for at least three referees who can comment on your suitability for this position, including one referee at your current school.


Questions regarding this process are welcome and should in the first instance be referred to Lisa O’Donnell on 02 6655 8616. Applications close October 13 and should be submitted electronically to