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      Position  : Games/Swimming Teacher

      Reports To : Pedagogical Team Lead.

      Supervises : Coaches

      Membership : Faculty


      The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust was founded in 1999. We have more than 400 children on our two Nairobi, Kenya campuses. The Lavington campus consists of the toddler, playgroup, kindergarten, and primary grades 1 - 5. The Karen campus hosts toddlers, playgroups, kindergarten, primary grades, and High School.

      The School has over 90 employees across the two campuses, including academic educators, learning support staff, musicians, games coaches, groundskeepers, full-service kitchen staff, security teams, and administration. What Waldorf has to offer through Waldorf Education is as relevant as ever, as the increasing demands for modern life and its related social, political, and economic issues require creative solutions.

      The School has established a nurturing and growing community that shares the vision of raising and educating children wholistically, in true consciousness and love. This enables them to contribute towards establishing a more peaceful and sustainable world.

      We are connected to the global Waldorf community and are part of the growing Waldorf movement in East Africa. Our School is proud to host mentors and teachers worldwide, offering a diverse experience for our children and community. An elected Board of Trustees governs us in collaboration with the school management.

      We offer Kenyans and Foreigners residing in the country an exclusive opportunity to raise competent, capable, and happy human beings.

Job Summary:

The Games and Swimming Teacher shall be responsible for teaching Games and Swimming to all
students at the school, developing their ability to compete in Games and swimming events while
evaluating their performance per the objectives and standards of the school Programme.

Key Responsibilities

Academic Responsibility:

  1. Plan, Prepare and deliver lessons to all students.
  2. Teach according to individual students’ and groups’ educational needs, abilities and achievements.
  3. Encourage and develop physical fitness and skills to build the learners' self-esteem through sports.
  4. Monitor attendance of students in class and ensure high standards of practice and teaching.
  5. Advise and collaborate with other teachers and school community to prepare and develop
    teaching materials, programs, methods and assessments.
  6. Review and evaluate the teaching and learning strategies, methodologies, and programs
    aligned with the school and Waldorf curriculum.

Discipline Responsibilities in the Department

  1. To inculcate positive thinking among the students.
  2. Maintain order and discipline among students and continuously safeguard their health and
    safety during games and swimming.

Records Management Responsibilities in the Department.

  1. Contribute to oral and written reports and reference relating to students.
  2. To ensure complete responsibility and accountability for the school’s learning materials,
    books, tools, lab equipment, chemicals etc; by students and teachers.
  3. To show evidence of progress made in all aspects of the teaching-learning process.
  4. Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behavior
    of students to parents and relevant officials.

Leadership, Administration and Management of the Department.

  1. Adopt work towards the implementation of the school strategic plan.
  2. Comply with arrangements within the national framework for the appraisal of student performance.
  3. Submitting of the yearly budget forecast for the department.
  4. Attend parents' sessions and provide them with comprehensive reports on their child's progress.
  5. Ensure the safe custody, use, and periodic maintenance of equipment used during lessons.
  6. Participate in staff, parent, and student meetings.


Requirements –Education, Skills and Experience:

  1. Degree in Education. (Physical Education)
  2. Master in Education. (Physical Education and Sports) will be an added advantage.
  3. MUST be able to teach mathematics in the primary school.
  4. Teachers Service Commission registration is a MUST.
  5. 5 years progressive working experience.
  6. Waldorf experience will be an added advantage.
  7. A certified life saver.
  8. Good communication skills.

If you are interested in the position and meet the above qualifications, send your application to hr@nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke indicating the Games and swimming Teacher position in the subject line by Friday, 29th March 2024.

The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST) is an equal-opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.