Freshwater Creek Steiner School


FWCSS currently has three employment opportunities:

Head of School

Class 1 Teacher - 2018

Classroom/Music Teacher



Position Vacant - Head of School

Freshwater Creek Steiner School - Introduction
Head of School Position Description 

Head of School position for a visionary and effective educational leader in a well-established, dynamic and growing Steiner School on the Surf Coast, Victoria.

Freshwater Creek Steiner School is an independent non-denominational Primary School, Kindergarten and Playgroup located 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Geelong, in South West Victoria, Australia. The school is set on a peaceful 12 acre site, nestled amongst farmlands, with the southern coast 10 minutes’ drive away. The site features a thriving wetland with mass vegetation and billabongs, home to many native wetland species. The beautifully landscaped gardens include abundant fruit trees, vegetable gardens and native plantings. Freshwater Creek Steiner School provides a high quality, child centred education to approximately 160 children in the light of the College of Teachers' interpretation of Rudolf Steiner's philosophy of pedagogy. The school currently has 18 teaching staff, 7 contract staff and 4 admin staff.

We are currently recruiting a Head of School to consolidate and guide the School’s future direction and vision. 

The Head of School is the most senior role in the School, reports directly to the School Council, and is fully accountable for the overall leadership, management and development of the School. Based on the anthroposophical and pedagogical principles and values of Steiner (Waldorf) education, the Head of School is responsible for ensuring excellence in the quality of the education delivered, student wellbeing, the cultural development of the school, community engagement and the efficient and effective management of the School. The successful applicant will be innovative and compassionate, demonstrate good judgment and have common sense, resilience and strength of character. For further information, please see the attached position description and selection criteria and/or contact:


How to Apply:
Email your application to:

Your application should contain:

i) A cover letter addressed to Giovanni Turchini, Council President;
ii) Your curriculum vitae;
iii) A statement addressing the selection criteria;
iv) The names, and contact details, of three referees.

Applications close Wednesday, August 30th 2017.


Position Vacant - Class Teacher

(amended conditions)

Freshwater Creek Steiner School - Introduction
(AMENDED) Class Teacher Position Description - Commencing Class 1, 2018

Freshwater Creek Steiner School (FWCSS) is located on a beautiful rural campus, snuggled amidst the growth corridor of Geelong and Victoria’s famous Surf Coast beaches including the stunning Great Ocean Road, which takes in the rugged Otways National Park. We offer Playgroups, Kindergarten and Primary school education, and are currently sitting with an enrolment of 175 (K-6) with a healthy forecast for future growth.

We have an upcoming Class Teacher position, commencing from the beginning of Term 1, 2018 and are seeking a suitably qualified, skilled and experienced Steiner teacher to guide our Class 1 in their transition from our Early Childhood area, as they embark on the journey of their primary schooling.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall teaching of the class, and nurturing the social and emotional development of the class and individuals. You will be a caring, dedicated and creative teacher who has good communication skills, including the ability and willingness to work respectfully with the Head of School, the College of Teachers, colleagues and parents. You will have a knowledge of the educational principles inspired by Rudolf Steiner and an understanding of child developmental phases as well as a willingness to support the ethos of our school. It is an expectation that you will be committed to spending time becoming familiar with the children entering your class, prior to commencement.

For further information, please see the attached position description or email:

How to Apply:

Email your application to:

Your application should contain:

  • A half-page cover letter
  • A resume with an emphasis on relevant qualifications and experience;
  • A document that addresses each of the Essential Criteria, backed up by examples from your teaching experience;
  • Evidence of:
  • - VIT registration (or equivalent that can easily lead to VIT registration).
    - Qualifications in Steiner Education or equivalent training and professional development.
    - First Aid qualifications or an undertaking to achieve prior to commencement date.

Applications close Friday, 1 September 2017


Position Vacant - Classroom/Music Teacher

Classroom/Music Teacher Postion Description

Freshwater Creek Steiner School is an independent, co-educational school offering Playgroups, Kindergarten and Primary Education. The school is located on a beautiful rural campus between Geelong and Anglesea on the Surf Coast.

We are currently seeking a skilled musician to join our Teaching staff in the dual role of Classroom/Music Teacher.

  • Full-time position
  • Commencing asap
  • Applications close 9am Monday 21 August
  • Please submit your application addressing the Essential Criteria and accompanied by a CV and the names of three referees to: