Assistant Principal (Teaching and Learning) – St Philip’s Christian College (NSW)

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  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Monday May 25 at 5.00pm
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St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock (NSW) seeks an agile leader, committed to Christian education, innovation & sustainable pedagogical principles

As a Christian faith community committed to the ministry of Christian education, the Mission Statement of St Philip’s Christian Education Foundation states that the College will continue to provide quality education in a caring, secure and challenging learning environment based on Christian beliefs, values and practice.

We therefore seek Christian leaders who are professionally and personally committed to bringing their evangelical and Biblically based beliefs, values and practices to this ministry of Christian education, or to their role of supporting this ministry of Christian education.

St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock, has over 1200 students and is located on a 42-hectare site on Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba, as part of a wider vision to enrich the community. This vision involves developing 21st century education practices, developing a range of strategies to meet the needs of children, establishing and sharing community facilities as well as setting new benchmarks in developing a sustainable school. This vision is set within the context of the Christian values of faith, hope and love.

At St Philip’s Christian College, the aim is to provide an enriching and liberating education; an education that not only teaches, but transcends the discipline of learning and the acquisition of competencies, to the acquiring of a deep sense of the greatness of life and learning. Attention is given to the development of the whole child through a balanced curriculum involving the academic, social, physical and spiritual areas.

The College has a record of high academic achievement and students are daily encouraged to strive for the very best in all that they do. Every student is seen as a unique creation of God, a person to be respected and valued, irrespective of their ability, background, age or standing within the school. The College is educationally aware and progressive. Excellent working relationships among staff mean that innovations and effective changes can be adopted and implemented readily for the benefit of students.

The Role
Due to the continued growth of the College, an opportunity has arisen for a dynamic pedagogical Christian leader to collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team in continuing the development and delivery of a sustainable, innovative vision for powerful learning. Commencing in Term 1 2021, the Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning, will have the motivation, commitment and capacity to lead the community in developing agile and sustainable approaches to pedagogy and curriculum.

Reporting to the Principal as part of the Senior Leadership Team, the Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning, will work collaboratively with the Heads of Schools as an influential, positive, creative and visible leader. They will be able to inspire and motivate colleagues and students to take risks with the learning and find their pathway through and beyond the College. Additionally, the ability to develop strong community and industry partnerships to enhance learning opportunities for staff and students is a key component of this role. It is essential for the successful applicant to have a focus on student-centred learning, and a strong understanding of emerging trends and best practice in national and international contexts.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Be committed to the principles of Christian schooling, including being fully supportive of the Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Core Values of the College
  • Expertise in curriculum and pedagogical practice within a future focused and diverse context
  • Collaborative and inspirational leadership of staff to create and implement sustainable future focused programs
  • Leadership of a cycle of review and improvement ensuring compliance, accountability and next practice
  • Ability to develop and build partnerships beyond the school which extend the learning and pathway options for the school
  • Demonstrate integrity and curiosity in a Christian learning community that supports collegial enquiry and professional growth

St Philip’s Christian College 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 Protection Policy and Code of Conduct. These documents may be downloaded from the School’s website.

St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock 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 further details please contact the lead consultant Amanda Samson on 0433 356 911 or or Fiona Hutton on 0499 000 973 or

Applications close on Monday May 25 , 5.00pm.