Head of Primary Sunshine Coast Grammar School (QLD)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Sunday 26 February, 2023 at 5.00pm.
Kirsti H-M
Kirsti Hitz-Morton
Senior Education Consultant

Sunshine Coast Grammar School (SCGS) is an independent co-educational school, catering for 1,400 Prep to Year 12 students, with a total population of 650 Junior School students. SCGS offers a 144-place ELC program. SCGS is a school of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association and is grounded in strong Christian beliefs and values which underpin its actions and care for all members of the wider community.

The Head of Primary School is a member of the SCGS School Executive Team and as a member of that team assists and supports the Principal in all aspects of School leadership. The position holds oversight of the Primary School, maximising the learning opportunities of all students from Prep to Year 6.

The successful candidate will be a relational, community focused professional with a high level of capacity to implement initiatives and support whole school change.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • the capacity to lead a high performing team with a strong knowledge of evidence-based pedagogies and a commitment to high expectations
  • proven experience in leading, motivating and empowering Primary School staff in their professional growth
  • a commitment to contributing to the Executive Leadership team and strategy of the whole school
  • evidence of leadership of contemporary wellbeing practices that ensure the health and safety of the Primary School students and staff
  • the ability to share responsibility for the school’s strategic planning and the continued implementation of the priorities established through the Annual Action Plan
  • proven experience in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective communication with all community stakeholders
  • a commitment to supporting staff in enabling a challenging, relevant, and engaging learning environment for all students.

Preferably commencing in Semester 2, 2023 (this start date is negotiable), the Head of Primary School supports the Principal in leading, developing and driving the execution of initiatives aligned to achieving the values, vision, mission and strategic objectives of the school. The Head of Primary School is an integral member of the School’s Executive Team, and as a member of that team, assists and supports the Principal in all aspects of leadership.

Sunshine Coast Grammar has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, as outlined in the Child Protection Policy.

Hutton Consulting Australia is partnering with Sunshine Coast Grammar in the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain a candidate information pack, please contact Kirsti Hitz-Morton at Kirsti.hitz-morton@hutton.education or 0434 914 188.


Closing date for applications is Sunday 26th February 2023 at 5:00pm.