Samford Valley Steiner School

Employment Opportunities

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Director, Samford Valley Steiner School

We are seeking:
A strategic, empowering and determined School Leader for a creative and dynamic Steiner/ Waldorf school making its vision a reality.

The Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is a well-established independent school in Samford, Brisbane, with approximately 55 staff and 400 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. In the last few years the school has increased its capital infrastructure and made strong improvement in administrative and financial systems, outcomes and reporting. We commenced double-streaming of classes three years ago and are progressing towards a fully double-streamed P – 12.

Our Vision is to deliver a living education for social renewal. Our focus is the continued development of the School to be an effective model of Steiner education in Australia, delivering an inspiring and comprehensive Steiner curriculum.

SVSS operates from a well-established and strong base in Anthroposophy, with the College of Teachers sitting at the heart of the school structure. The Director is a member of College and works closely with College to implement the pedagogical vision. In consultation with the School Board, the Director works in partnership with the College of Teachers to provide strong strategic leadership and effective management of a capable multi-disciplinary team, in order to develop further a resourceful, cohesive, financially robust and creative Steiner School which is well-regarded by the broader community.

Critical components of this include a living relationship to Anthroposophy, and a strong commitment to facilitating the implementation of these principles into the operational and teaching practices within the School, fostering the professional development of staff, and inspiring and collaborating with the whole school community. A concept of “Servant Leadership” – authority, accountability, action and strategic vision in order to serve the needs of the students, staff and community – underpins this role.

You will have professional standing in the Steiner education sector as a leader with a proven record of pedagogical leadership as well as proven capability in collaborating with the College of Teachers to develop and deliver a vision for Steiner education. The successful applicant will be a registered teacher and possess strong commitment and support for the Steiner educational philosophy and a willingness to work with this as a core aspect of the School’s functioning. The Director reports to the Board of the Rudolf Steiner Education Group Brisbane (RSEGB).

For further information and to receive the position’s selection criteria please contact Michael Ryan via email:
Applications are sought for an immediate start to: Michael Ryan via email:

Closing Date: 12 July 2019

Class One Teacher 2020: Samford Valley Steiner School

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a Class 1 Teacher commencing in January 2020.  Applicants are ideally trained in Steiner education or have significant experience in Steiner education teaching Classes 1 – 7.

The school is situated in the beautiful, rural setting of Samford Valley, and yet is still located in close proximity to Brisbane CBD; a vibrant, multicultural, cosmopolitan city.  The beautiful sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast are only one and a half hours to the north and the beaches of the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are one to two hours to the south. The school is situated on 20 acres of forested land along Samford Creek.

The school is 32 years old and is a strong and vibrant educational facility providing an authentic Steiner Education to students from Pre-Prep through to Class 12 with double streams in 2020 in Classes 1, 2 and 3. Student numbers are over 400 and growing. Our curriculum is based on the Australian Steiner School Curriculum Framework and is uncompromised right to the end of high school; including Classes 11 and 12 completing the Certificate of Steiner Education (an internationally recognised qualification for tertiary entrance). We have a vibrant staff combining youth and experience and a stable organisational structure.  The College of Teachers sits at the heart of the structure and advises a Senior Leadership Team, comprising of representatives of the different areas of the school, and a Director who is accountable to a governance Board.

The Role Description  2020_RD_Teacher_Primary and Application package Class 1 Teacher Applicant Package 2020 contain more information about this role and the required qualifications.  

For further information please contact the Primary School Education Administrator via email

Closing Date: Friday 5 July, 2019