Assistant Principal – Learning Engagement Kempsey Adventist School (NSW)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday October 11, 5:00pm, 2021

Kempsey Adventist School is seeking an innovative, inspirational Christian educator to lead learning and engagement across the school.

Located on the northern coastline of NSW near Crescent Head, Kempsey Adventist School (KAS) is a welcoming, Christ-centred community. An aspirational, future-focused, learning community where both the individual and collective team exhibit a growth mindset to achieve educational excellence. It is a close-knit community, founded on the principles of nurture, learning and service.

Kempsey Adventist School (KAS) is passionate about Christianity. They recognise each student is a unique creation of a loving God, with strengths and weaknesses, gifts and talents. The school aims to identify these characteristics and nurture individual growth in the context of a loving and caring Christian community, regardless of religious or cultural background.

The Assistant Principal – Learning Engagement (Years PK-12) will support the Principal and Deputy Principal in providing both strategic and day-to-day leadership in teaching and learning to achieve the strategic direction of holistic growth for students in Years Pre-Kindy-12. The core purpose of the job is to work closely with whole school Faculty leaders, the Primary Literacy & Numeracy Coordinator, the Assistant Principal- Primary and  Deputy Principal to ensure high quality teaching and learning is occurring across the school. High engagement is a core responsibility of the role and includes Project-Based Learning. The Assistant Principal-Learning Engagement may assume the role of Acting Deputy Principal in the absence of the Deputy Principal.

This role will lead the continuous improvement and innovation in learning and teaching, integrating Project Based Learning, 21st century best practice pedagogy and student voice and choice. The successful candidate will be an inspiring, relational leader, with a clear capacity to engage in the broader School community able to demonstrate:

  • Ethical and courageous leadership which supports the mission and ethos of the School.
  • Strategic capacity to lead, motivate and engage the Staff in innovation and improvement through professional learning
  • Expertise in PBL, innovative pedagogy, and the development of a learning culture that values student voice, collaboration and co-construction
  • Outstanding collaborative and consultative skills across the School community
  • Capacity to attract and develop staff and nurture a culture of growth to drive improvement
  • Emotional intelligence, adaptability and a future focused mindset

Kempsey Adventist School is committed to child safety. As such, the successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.

Kempsey Adventist School has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the full position description please contact the lead consultant Dr Amanda Samson on 0433 356 911 or email


Applications close:   Monday October 11, 2021  at 5.00pm