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Waldorf Pre - Primary Class Teacher

The Island Private School - Waldorf

Limassol, Cyprus

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


May 22

Waldorf Pre - Primary Class Teacher

The Island Private School of Limassol in Cyprus opened for the first 500 students in September 2022, and is now looking for competent, experienced and, above all, passionate Waldorf Pre - Primary Class Teacher to join the team.

We are also in the process of planning our new school campus on a beautiful 50,000 m2 site to be completed approximately by the end of 2025, that will include kindergartens, elementary and high schools, an international boarding school, and accommodation for teachers. This is a great opportunity to join a growing school on the cusp of a major turning point.

Cyprus regulations require applicants to have a university degree in Education Pedagogic recognised by KY.S.A.T.S. (The Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications) and the ability to pass a background check.    

The Position:

The role of Waldorf class teacher is a full-time teaching position, facilitating learning and holistic development in the assigned class, as described in the Waldorf School curriculum and within the framework of Waldorf educational philosophy. 

 General responsibilities:

  • To deliver the aims and objectives of the Waldorf Curriculum in line with the Learning and Teaching Objectives of the school within each class
  • To maintain administrative oversight and planning of the learning and teaching framework and implementation of the Waldorf class curriculum
  • To nurture the student’s passion for learning, self-enquiry and high aspirations 
  • To uphold the safety and wellbeing of students and to inspire positive relationships and teaching practice throughout the school
  • To participate in departmental meetings, parent meetings, and school events in line with requirements of this role 
  • To undertake additional teaching responsibilities and child supervision (arrival, recess and dismissal) duties as required Class teachers are expected to strive to understand the model of child development that underlies the Waldorf curriculum, and couple this with the study of the curriculum itself, the curriculum standards of the school, and an awareness of the class and community and plan lessons for the grade level of their students. 
  • Written plans should be prepared each year which include the order of main lesson blocks, goals for the students' development of academic, artistic, physical, and social skills, and weekly class schedules. 
  • In addition to main lessons, class teachers are responsible for planning and teaching lessons in form drawing, music, painting, drawing, modelling, and skills or practice periods in which the main lesson learning is practiced and reinforced. Class teachers may also be responsible for some handwork or crafts lessons. 
  • Main lessons and special classes should be planned and taught such that attention is given to the following attributes: 
  • balance of thinking, feeling, and willing activities 
  • the conveyance of enthusiasm for the subject and for learning 
  • in-breathing and out-breathing rhythm 
  • a balance of directed and independent work 
  • presenting the children with challenging, age-appropriate work 
  • incorporating movement. 
  • Class teachers are expected to work to deepen their understanding of the curriculum through the anthroposophical study of human development and the evolution of human consciousness, through discussion with colleagues and attendance of courses and workshops. 
  • Class teachers are expected to maintain an awareness and an interest in educational and learning developments going on outside of (or parallel to) Waldorf education.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Primary Education, is a must and
  • Steiner Waldorf teaching qualification is a must and/or a minimum of 2 years professional class teaching experience at a recognised Steiner Waldorf School
  • Knowledge and understanding of anthroposophy and the picture of child development it presents 
  • An understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and pedagogy 
  • Experience and/or training in teaching children 
  • Good written and oral communication skills 
  • The ability to work in an organized and timely manner 
  • The ability to work artistically and creatively within the educational framework 
  • Professionalism in speech, dress and manner 
  • Interest in self-development of skills that support the curriculum and good working relations 


  • A unique opportunity for a career in a fast-growing polysystemic school
  • Competitive remuneration package based on qualifications and experience
  • Paid Vacation
  • Discounted tuition fees for children (if applicable)
  • Full Assistance with Migration Application process for the whole family
  • Modern & Professional Work Environment
  • Paid flat & Car Rental for 2 weeks - Assistance to find your own place will be provided
  • Optional participation in the Company’s Group Medical Scheme
  • Opportunities to learn and develop yourself

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00

Applications must include a brief statement (no longer than a page) describing the key features of your philosophy of education and approach to working with young people. Please indicate clearly in your application how your experience and expertise might align with the expectations we have highlighted.

Safeguarding: At The Island Private School of Limassol, we follow safer recruitment practices and we are committed to the Safeguarding of our students. As such this post is subject to reference and police checks. 

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