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Forestville Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer who seeks to appoint fully qualified staff to each vacant position.

The School employs staff in three fields – Teachers, Assistants (full-time and part-time) and a range of Support staff.

Current Vacancies

Teaching and Assistant vacancies are usually advertised on the Montessori Australia Foundation job openings webpage and online recruitment agencies.

We always seek applicants from interested parties for future roles.

Available Positions

We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Montessori educator to join our school as Assistant Principal.

Please view the position details below or apply online here:

Assistant Principal Job in Forestville, Sydney NSW – SEEK

Assistant Principal

A compelling leadership opportunity for a passionate and experienced Montessori educator

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Assistant Principal.

Working closely with the Principal and the Leadership Team, the position requires a commitment to the holistic development of students, ensuring a comprehensive dedication to the Montessori philosophy of education.

Commencement can be negotiated but should be no later than beginning of June 2024.

Key responsibilities are outlined in detail the candidate brochure which you can read here.

About you

You are a future-focused educational leader with an ambitious approach to the promotion of Montessori education. A passion for inspiring students and staff combined with a relentless desire to further the success of our school is vital. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the growth and development of Forestville Montessori School (FMS).

Applicants must hold a university degree and recognised Montessori teaching qualifications for the 6-12 year age group. You will have considerable teaching and ideally, leadership experience. You are dedicated to finding ways to ensure every child thrives and that staff are empowered as a team, striving for a common vision. As a key leader within our School, it is essential that you can integrate with and embrace our school community quickly.

Applications are encouraged from highly experienced, suitably qualified educators with leadership experience or the desire to step into a leadership role. You may be an existing Assistant Principal looking for a new challenge. This role is an opportunity for candidates who wish to gain experience toward a longer-term future career as a Principal.


How to Apply:

If you are seeking an exciting leadership role within a Montessori environment, please apply via Seek. Be sure to include the following items in your application:

  • A letter outlining your interest in the role, addressing aspects of your experience relevant to the criteria and outlining your educational leadership philosophy.
  • An updated CV
  • At least two referees whom we will only contact after consulting with you

For a full position description and criteria, please download to view this booklet.

The closing date for applications is close of business, Wednesday March 20th, 2024, however early applications will be considered and we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date.

We would love to hear from you. If you would like an informal discussion with the Principal prior to submitting an application, please contact Agnesa Simcic

Forestville Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Child Safe Environment. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. You will require the rights to work in Australia to apply.

Applying for a teaching position at Forestville Montessori School

Supply the following information in your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • University transcript
  • AMI or other Montessori qualification
  • A statement of your own educational philosophy
  • Names and contact details of three confidential referees.

We look forward to receiving your application and will acknowledge its receipt as soon as the application is received. The process will vary for different positions and you will be informed what to expect and what steps to take to continue your application.
All applications are subject to the Forestville Montessori School Privacy Policy.
Forestville Montessori School prefer applications to be submitted via email to:
If an email submission is not possible, please address your submission to:

Deputy Principal
Forestville Montessori School
1 Angel Place
Forestville NSW
Australia 2087

Working With Children Check

You will need a Working With Children application number and proof of identity to apply for a role at Forestville Montessori School.

To obtain a Working With Children Check application number, fill in the online application form at the Office of the Children’s Gaurdian.

If you cannot access the online system, call the customer service line on (02) 9286 7219 and a Customer Support Officer will complete the form for you.

When you have completed the application, you will receive an application number and will be required to verify yourself. You can verify your identity at a
Service NSW Centre.

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