Teaching in a Steiner school is one of the most rewarding vocations. Our aspiration as teachers is to inspire young students in their relationship to the world, in their love for their fellow humans on earth, to give them skills to effectively create a future for them and to find their own unique individuality. We believe that teaching is an Art form that elevates our vocation into something very meaningful.
Trained teachers with a Bachelor of Education, or with a post graduate diploma, or untrained teachers can enrol in a one or two-year course at Taruna in Hawke’s Bay, the country’s only dedicated Steiner Training institute.
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) offers a 3 year Bachelor of Education (Steiner) in both Early Childhood and Primary.
The Federation of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools in New Zealand has developed a part time 2 year In Service “Certificate of Rudolf Steiner Education” for practising teachers which is taught at Taruna. Taruna also offers refresher courses for all teachers throughout the year. They provide Steiner based courses in many areas including nursing, art, and agriculture.
Each Steiner School in New Zealand has an extensive on-going Professional development programme in both Steiner and State best practise and principles.
Untrained teachers would usually be required to complete a Bachelor or equivalent degree before being employed by our school.
Teachers, who have been trained overseas and wish to teach in New Zealand, or have qualifications that could be cross credited towards education qualifications, will need to have their qualifications approved by the NZ Qualification Authority.