Sunrise Waldorf School is a full AWSNA member school and a Group One Independent School under the BC Ministry of Education. SWS offers a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight. Specialty Subjects include; French, Eurythmy, Handwork, Woodwork, P.E., 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.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only short listed applicants will be contacted. All short-listed applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check. Please send applications to: Human Resources.
Grade One Teacher (2018-19)
Sunrise Waldorf School is currently accepting applications for the position of Grade One teacher for the 2018/19 school year.
The ideal candidate will have completed Waldorf teacher training and have experience teaching in a Waldorf school; however, we will also consider candidates who have completed their B.Ed. and have started or are willing to begin Waldorf teacher training. Besides teaching, responsibilities include attendance at regular department and faculty meetings, committee work, lesson planning, participation in festivals and recitals, preparing written student reports, and meeting with parents. The successful candidate will have strong classroom management skills, will have the ability to build professional relationships with parents, faculty and staff, and will enthusiastically join the collaborative work of the school.
All applicants must be qualified to obtain a BC Teaching Certificate (generally, this requires a B.Ed. degree or a Bachelor's degree plus Waldorf teacher training), and be able to meet BC Independent School conduct and competence standards.
This is a full-time position beginning August 1, 2016. Benefits include extended health and dental plus full tuition remission for your school-age children. Medical coverage through BC's Medical Service Plan is supportive by the school 50%.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunrise Waldorf School is in need of additional substitute teachers for the 2017/2018 school year. If you are interested in teaching at Sunrise Waldorf School as a substitute, please submit your resume with a letter indicating your interest in and knowledge of Waldorf education.
Qualifications: For Kindergarten and the Grade School: Waldorf experience and/or training, an interest in Waldorf methods, a valid BC teaching certificate and teaching experience. Our substitute teachers haven't all completed Waldorf teacher training, but they are educators who have an explicit interest in Waldorf education. For Preschool: an ECE or ECEA certificate is required.