Waikerie Lutheran Primary School - Waikerie


Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 24 June 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator, who is committed to the Christian faith, to join our vibrant multicultural community and embrace and build on the vision and mission of our Christ-centred learning environment.

<p>Applications are invited for the position of <strong>Principal </strong>commencing January 2025.</p><p>Waikerie Lutheran Primary School (WLPS) is a Foundation to Year 6 co-educational school of approximately 75 students located in the beautiful Riverland region of South Australia. The school was established in 1979 by the Waikerie Lutheran Parish.  We are a member of the Lutheran Education Australia network of schools. Teaching and learning is conducted under the Australian Curriculum using a transdisciplinary inquiry approach. With a strong focus on well-being, we offer a comprehensive and contemporary program in a safe environment that supports students&#39; learning and growth, so they can become citizens equipped to make a difference in the world.</p><p>The Board of WLPS seeks an experienced educator with a collaborative leadership style, who is committed to the Christian faith and incorporates this in the values and behaviours of personal and community life. </p><p>The ideal candidate will have highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills, experience with leading, promoting and growing a school, and a keen desire to embrace contemporary educational approaches.  We are seeking a leader who has the natural ability to empower our students and staff, encouraging them to embrace the future with confidence, whilst providing them with a supportive and caring environment to allow learning to be optimised.</p><p>This is an exciting opportunity for a Lutheran educator to join our vibrant multicultural community and embrace and build on the vision and mission of our Christ-centred learning environment.</p><p>A position description and information package are available from:</p><p>Larissa Paynter</p><p>Executive Assistant</p><p>Lutheran Education SA NT &amp; WA</p><p>Ph: 08 8267 8401</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:larissa.paynter&#64;" rel="nofollow">Larissa.paynter&#64;</a></p>
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Application Instructions

<p>Your application/ expression of interest should be submitted by email to Craig Fielke, Executive Director, Lutheran Education SA NT &amp; WA – <a href="director&#64;" rel="nofollow">director&#64;</a> by no later than 5pm on Monday 24 June 2024 and should include:</p><p>1. A cover letter, including details of your preferred contact method, phone or email.</p><p>2. A statement (maximum 4 pages) giving evidence of how the Capabilities from <i>Growing deep</i>: Growing Oneself; Engaging the Community; Leading the Team; and Focusing of Outcomes have shaped your ‘work’ – the vocational practices from Growing deep: Strengthening Lutheran Identity; Excellence in teaching and learning; Ongoing improvement and innovation; Community building; and Leading Effective organization and management.</p><p>3. Curriculum Vitae covering:</p><p>a. Full name, home address, confidential email address, mobile and phone contact details</p><p>b. Nationality and citizenship</p><p>c. Teacher Registration details</p><p>d. Positions held, dates, scope of responsibilities and key achievements</p><p>e. Qualifications</p><p>f. Any other relevant information, such as memberships, involvement in professional community activities and organisations.</p><p>4. The names, addresses (postal and email) and contact telephone numbers of at least four (4) confidential referees. These must include:</p><p>a. Applicant’s present or previous employer (either Principal or Chair of School Board)</p><p>b. A person who is familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and recent experience</p><p>c. A person who can authoritatively comment on the applicant’s personal qualities and capacity to lead</p><p>d. Preferably a Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia or a person able to comment on the applicant’s spiritual leadership qualities.</p><p>If you would like to discuss any aspect of this position, please contact Mr Craig Fielke, the Executive Director of Lutheran Schools, SA, NT and WA, on 0458 196 525 or email <a href="director&#64;" rel="nofollow">director&#64;</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>