Games / Music Teacher at The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust

The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust

 Kenya
Last Seen: 7th May 2021

Company NameThe Nairobi Waldorf School Trust

Job TypeFull Time


The 1st Steiner-Waldorf Kindergarten opened in 1998… …in a small house along the Magadi Road on the outskirts of Nairobi. It was led by 3 teachers from Germany (Florian, Vojko and Irmgard). The following year the school moved to Mbagathi extending the kindergarten to a 1st Grade primary class. The Mbagathi Steiner school continues to run successfully; now a fully fledged kindergarten and primary school known as the Rudolf Steiner School, Mbagathi, transitioning their children successfully into Kenyan Curriculum Secondary schools. In 1994 a new Waldorf Kindergarten opened its doors in a beautiful residential suburb – the Kileleshwa Kindergarten. This was initiated by a group of parents who had been impressed by the Mbagathi kindergarten but needed something in a more central area.

Reporting To: The Class Teacher

Job Purpose: To teach and educate students according to the curriculum and the education needs abilities and attainment of potential of individual students. Teach them how to live healthy lifestyles and encourage them to exercise daily through various sports.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to all students in the class.
  • Teaching according to education needs, abilities and achievement of individual students and groups of students.
  • Adopting and working towards the implementation of the school development plan.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of student’s to parents and relevant officials.
  • Contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to students.
  • Complying with arrangements within the national framework for the appraisal of student performance.
  • Promoting general progress and wellbeing of students.
  • Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of more expert advice.
  • Communicating, collaborating and consulting with other members of school staff, including those having posts of special responsibility and parents/guardians to ensure the best interest of students.
  • Reviewing and evaluating his/her own teaching and learning strategies, methodologies and programme in line with the school and national curriculum.
  • Advising and collaborating with other teachers and school officials to prepare and develop courses to study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment.
  • Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching in his/her classroom.
  • Participating in education and training courses as well as continuing professional development.
  • Maintaining order and discipline among students and safeguarding their health and safety at all times.
  • Participating in staff, parent and student meetings.
  • Ensuring the safe custody, use and periodic maintenance of equipment used during lessons.
  • Monitoring attendance of students in class.

Games

  • Watch swimming pool and sports areas and ensure safety
  • Perform First-Aid when called upon
  • Prevent accidents and injuries and ensure necessary precautions are observed to ensure safety
  • Enforce all games rules and regulations and adhere to the policies of the sports facilities
  • Maintain clean sports facilities for swimming and games
  • Inform the Administrator when supplies are needed and if any equipment need repairs
  • Swim 1,500 feet every week
  • Any other duties assigned

Music

  • Must be able to play keyboard, violin recorder and any African instruments
Skills and Qualifications required:
  • A Bachelors Degree in Physical Education / Music.
  • A Diploma will be considered
  • Must have a Lifeguard training and First Aid certification
  • Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC)
  • A certificate in Waldorf Education is an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years consistent experience in teaching and supervising children in games
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated love for the subjects
  • Flexible and open to change.

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