Join The Team

Nestled in 20 hectares of bush in the picturesque Huon Valley region, Tasmania, Peregrine is an alternative, independent school where community and connection come first, and where learning is valued in everything.

We believe in the capacity of our young people and support them to take risks in their play, their learning and their aspirations.  Our student-centred, strengths-based approach encourages curiosity, creativity and compassion and is mastery based, regardless of age or year level. 

Applications are now open for the following permanent positions: 

  • Early Years Educator
  • Primary Years Educator
  • Secondary Maths and/or Science Educator

These positions are negotiable at 0.8 to 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE), and although we are ready to hire immediately, we are open to negotiating a start date for the right candidates, between August, 2022, to January, 2023. 

We are always on the lookout for outstanding teachers to join our community. We know that teachers are more than their year level or subject area specialisations and encourage applications from educators with additional skills and interests that would support a rich learning environment across the school. 

Teachers who thrive in our school consistently demonstrate the following skills and qualities: 

  • Mentorship: can skilfully guide, track and mentor individual students to support their learning progression and personal development.
  • Leadership: can confidently be the leader in a classroom or group-based setting; can coordinate and lead a range of educational activities and/or projects, on and off-site. 
  • Engagement: can proficiently target, design, adjust and be flexible in their planning and delivery to ensure students are highly engaged and have agency over their learning.
  • Connection: can work in a highly collaborative team, demonstrating excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn the Peregrine community-centred school culture; can skilfully build and maintain positive relationships with children and their families. 

We are an intentionally small school with 120 enrolments, 14 teachers and 8 non-teaching staff. All of our staff support the school through the leadership of operational projects or subject-specific programs and resources. We meet regularly and work closely across the school, as well as in primary and secondary teams to share responsibility for every child’s learning journey. We are specifically looking for passionate educators who enjoy working in close collaboration with others and those who are willing to share and receive feedback, to support professional growth and our constant school-wide focus on innovation and improvement. We think Peregrine is a fun and vibrant place to work, as well as a place where we can rely on one another in collegiality and friendship.

We will assess each application as it is received, so we encourage interested teachers to apply soon or to get in touch with any questions you may have. We are open to online video interviews in the early stages of our recruitment process and are also happy to arrange school tours for interested applicants.

 

Teaching Positions

We are looking for educators who value relationships, community, courage, inclusion and innovation in education and who have an openness to learning with and from colleagues.

Each position can be negotiated as part-time (minimum 0.8FTE) to full-time.

Essential:

  • Eligibility for full registration with the Teachers Registration Board (TRB) Tasmania
  • Willingness to be an active member of a K-10 learning community (eg. attending meetings, off-site camps, integrating secondary and primary aged students where possible)
  • A teaching practice that is reflective and responsive to children’s learning and social needs in a multi-age setting
  • A commitment to students as individual learners, with priority given to their wellbeing
  • Willingness to continually learn and grow as a teacher 
  • A passion for creatively and authentically engaging students
  • Planning based on children’s individual strengths, skills and interests 
  • Dedication to working collaboratively as part of a small team  
  • Flexibility in your planning, to adapt to changes in student groupings or timetabling 

Preferable experience:

  • Trauma-informed and restorative practices

 

Early Years and Primary Teaching Positions 

In particular, we are seeking educators who have experience with inquiry and project-based learning models with a focus on:

  • Open-ended and played-based learning
  • Development of autonomy and self-determination

Essential:

  • A teaching practice that is reflective and responsive to children’s learning and social needs in a multi-age setting
  • Passion for working with Kinder children and their parents 

Preferred/ willingness to learn:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (ACECQA approved) for the early years role
  • Interest/experience in Clare Warden’s Floorbooks and Talking Tubs
  • Capacity to observe, analyse and build on children’s play by developing further lines of inquiry (eg. adding new materials, seeing layered meaning, setting up new imaginative play spaces)
  • Prioritise Social Thinking methodology to support groups and individuals 
  • Teaching experience within the K to 6 range

 

Secondary Mathematics or Science Teacher

In particular, we are seeking an educator whose practice is informed by:

  • strengths-based, positive psychology, democratic, student agency and self-determination theories
  • project-based learning, entrepreneurial learning and inquiry-based learning frameworks

Essential:

  • Specific experience in secondary maths and/or science, 
  • A passion for creatively and authentically engaging students in mathematics and/or science
  • Additional skills and interests that would support a rich learning environment across the school.

 

Contact person for these positions: 

Please email Co-Principal, Rosy Keen, with any questions you may have or to arrange a telephone conversation: rosy@peregrine.tas.edu.au  

Applications:  

To apply for one of these positions, please complete our application form

 

General Expressions of Interest across the school (ongoing)

If your philosophy aligns, but your particular skill set/ specialisation/ experience level is not included in our advertised positions, you can express interest to be notified for a future role at Peregrine. Please complete our expression of interest form.