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 open for two educators to join our team.  We are keen to hear from educators with experience in either: 

  • upper primary/middle years and/or 
  • secondary levels

We will consider all applications, but it would be highly advantageous if you had Vocational Education and Training (VET) skills and/or your own qualifications or refined skills in:

  • Industrial design, wood work, metal work, construction, furnishing or
  • Cookery, hospitality, kitchen garden, permaculture or horticulture

These positions are negotiable at 0.8 to 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE), and a start date will be negotiated between the successful applicant and the school.  

We have children across our middle and secondary programs who love learning in the workshop, kitchen, and/or garden and we are keen to explore hands-on education with pathways to vocational education in mind. We are looking for educators who are keen to shape these programs by laying foundational learning across primary and secondary age groups, eventually moving towards designing and delivering VET programs to years 9 to 12. We currently do not have a senior secondary program, just in an exploring phase at this stage.

There are opportunities for these two teachers to lead exciting projects, such as: working alongside children to design and convert a Victorian Rail tram into a student learning space as well as the design and development of a large kitchen garden and improved kitchen cookery space.

These teachers would also teach literacy and numeracy fluency through the lens of these practical, hands-on areas of learning.

We will assess each application as it is received, so we encourage interested teachers to apply 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.

We are always looking for educators who are the right fit for our school, so we will accept applications from teachers who may not meet this brief.

Tell us about your philosophy, strengths and what you can do. Perhaps you’re the person we are looking for!

Additional information

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 a wide range of skills and interests that would support a rich learning environment across the school.

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.

Essential:

  • Eligibility for full registration with the Teachers Registration Board (TRB) Tasmania and/or TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • 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

 

We are an intentionally small school with a maximum of 120 enrolments, 13 teachers and 9 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 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.

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.