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Posi­tion avail­able at Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School

Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed from suit­ably qual­i­fied prac­tis­ing Chris­tians for the posi­tion of Teach­ing Deputy Prin­ci­pal – at Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School. 

This is a full-time or 0.8 FTE posi­tion com­menc­ing in Jan­u­ary 2022.

Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School

Chan­nel Chris­t­ian school is a co-edu­ca­tion­al, inde­pen­dent Chris­t­ian School, Kinder to Year 6. It cur­rent­ly has
an enrol­ment of 130 students.

Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania

Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia is an asso­ci­a­tion of Chris­tians who recog­nise the respon­si­bil­i­ty par­ents have for the edu­ca­tion of chil­dren and the role they play in partnership.

The Mis­sion of Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia is To Pre­pare and Equip Stu­dents for Life by Pro­vid­ing the High­est Qual­i­ty Christ-Cen­tred Education”

Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia cur­rent­ly oper­ates four schools in south­ern Tas­ma­nia. Each school has a Prin­ci­pal who is respon­si­ble for the edu­ca­tion­al lead­er­ship and man­age­ment of the school.

A Board of Direc­tors, through the CEO, gov­erns the affairs of Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia. The Board is com­mit­ted to oper­at­ing in ways that utilise the strengths of being one Asso­ci­a­tion, whilst recog­nis­ing that each school in unique, and is led by the Prin­ci­pal appoint­ed to that school. The Board express­es this com­mit­ment by estab­lish­ing over­ar­ch­ing guide­lines or poli­cies that guide the oper­a­tional lead­er­ship of the Exec­u­tive members.

Pur­pose & Para­me­ters of Position

The Teach­ing Deputy Prin­ci­pal is a key lead­er­ship role at the school with the pur­pose of assist­ing the Prin­ci­pal in the effec­tive oper­a­tion of the School for all stu­dents and staff in accor­dance with the school’s oper­a­tional and strate­gic plans. The role will incor­po­rate a teach­ing load as set by the Prin­ci­pal. The scope of the teach­ing role is out­lined in the teacher posi­tion description.

The incum­bent will bring a Chris­t­ian world view to bear on all aspects of the posi­tion and will par­tic­i­pate ful­ly with­in the spir­i­tu­al life of the school.

Gen­er­al Expectations

Work in Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia and in its school, com­mu­ni­ties involve serv­ing and sup­port­ing those peo­ple for whom Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia exists, name­ly stu­dents and their par­ents. Each employ­ee is expect­ed to work as a mem­ber of a team pur­su­ing the organisation’s visions To be a trans­for­ma­tion­al Chris­t­ian Learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty”: serv­ing and sup­port­ing each oth­er in the tasks to which God has called them, which is to pro­vide the high­est qual­i­ty Christ-cen­tred edu­ca­tion that pre­pares and equips stu­dents for life”.

Each staff mem­ber is expect­ed to con­tribute pos­i­tive­ly to a pleas­ant, pur­pose­ful, pro­duc­tive and safe work­place. Chris­t­ian Schools Tas­ma­nia expects its employ­ees to be gen­er­ous, open, work as a team, be effec­tive and effi­cient, have atten­tion to detail and con­tribute to pleas­ant and pos­i­tive work­ing relationships.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The Teach­ing Deputy Prin­ci­pal reports direct­ly to the Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School Prin­ci­pal. The Teach­ing Deputy Prin­ci­pal will pri­mar­i­ly respon­si­ble for:


  • Deputise for the Prin­ci­pal in his/​her absence;
  • Sup­port the Prin­ci­pal in devel­op­ing and review­ing the School’s Oper­a­tional Plan;
  • Sup­port the Prin­ci­pal in devel­op­ing the whole school calendar;
  • Sup­port the Prin­ci­pal to imple­ment the strate­gic pri­or­i­ties set by Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania;
  • Facil­i­tate and con­tribute to staff meet­ings when required.


  • Dis­play a high lev­el of com­pe­tence in teach­ing prac­tices and class­room man­age­ment skills;
  • Be a mem­ber of and con­tribute to Ver­ti­cal Cur­ricu­lum Team planning;
  • Lead by exam­ple in the usage of SEQ­TA for plan­ning and documenting;
  • Strength­en the cul­ture of pro­fes­sion­al growth at Chan­nel Chris­t­ian School.


  • Lead in pos­i­tive Chris­t­ian com­mu­ni­ty build­ing involv­ing stu­dents, par­ents, staff and the wider community.

Pas­toral Care

  • Have reg­u­lar con­tact with stu­dents from Kinder – Year 6;
  • Be avail­able to par­ents as a sec­ond point of con­tact, after the class­room teacher, to dis­cuss stu­dents’ progress (aca­d­e­m­ic, social, spir­i­tu­al and physical);
  • Liaise with and sup­port the class­room teach­ers, chap­lain and school coun­sel­lor, with pas­toral care issues where appropriate;
  • Sup­port teach­ers in par­ent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and be proac­tive in stu­dent fol­low up;
  • Sup­port and pro­mote stu­dent lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, includ­ing the run­ning and over­sight of the stu­dent lead­ers and their responsibilities;
  • Encour­age a sense of com­mu­ni­ty and mutu­al sup­port in the school;
  • Lead in Pas­toral care programs.

Stu­dent Management

  • Assist all staff in ensur­ing a bib­li­cal and restora­tive approach is con­sis­tent­ly engaged when address­ing school wide behav­iour man­age­ment and sup­port, ensur­ing pro­to­cols for minor and mod­er­ate behav­iour are con­sis­tent­ly applied in a man­ner that is trans­for­ma­tion­al and redemptive;
  • Sup­port class­room teach­ers in behav­iour­al man­age­ment and stu­dent well-being, and advise Prin­ci­pal of concerns;
  • Over­see the review of the Stu­dent Man­age­ment and Well-Being guidelines.

School Events and Camps

  • Sup­port the Prin­ci­pal and School Coun­cil in lead­ing and facil­i­tat­ing school events, sports days, and school wide com­mu­ni­ty events;
  • Sup­port in the co-ordi­na­tion and facil­i­ta­tion of all camps in con­junc­tion with the year lev­el teachers.

Organ­i­sa­tion­al Lead­er­ship and Management

  • Clear­ly under­stand the vision for the School and adopt it as part of dai­ly practices;
  • Eval­u­ate poli­cies and pro­ce­dures for the effec­tive run­ning of the School;
  • Main­tain a reg­u­lar sched­ule of meet­ings with class­room teach­ers to mon­i­tor stu­dents’ aca­d­e­m­ic progress and pas­toral care, ensur­ing that par­ents are effec­tive­ly involved where con­cerns are raised;
  • Act as a point of esca­la­tion in mat­ters of dis­ci­pline, per­for­mance and inter­per­son­al conflict;
  • Assist the Prin­ci­pal in imple­ment­ing the arrange­ments for School events, including:
    • staff Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Days and evenings.
    • over­sight of the Ath­let­ics, Cross Coun­try and Swim­ming carnivals.
    • the Year 6 Grad­u­a­tion event.
    • oth­er such events that occur in the role, or as iden­ti­fied by the Principal.

Per­son­al Qualities
  • Are a com­mit­ted Chris­t­ian, with a per­son­al faith, who are active in a Chris­t­ian church and express their faith through their lifestyle;
  • Unequiv­o­cal­ly hold to the val­ues and beliefs as artic­u­lat­ed in Chris­t­ian Schools Tasmania’s State­ment of Faith and Code of Conduct;
  • Are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­al growth in their faith and capac­i­ty as a Chris­t­ian educator;
  • Work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly as one mem­ber of a strong and vibrant Chris­t­ian cul­ture across the school;
  • Nur­ture and dis­ci­ple stu­dents to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour;
  • Exhib­it high per­son­al standards;
  • Pos­sess a strong abil­i­ty to employ pro­fes­sion­al dia­logue that is based on rela­tion­al trust;
  • Pos­sess the strength of char­ac­ter to stand on their convictions;
  • Pos­sess a strong work ethic;
  • Appre­ci­ate the place and tim­ing of fun and a sense of humour;
  • Demon­strate grace in dif­fi­cult situations;
  • Demon­strate intel­li­gence and the capac­i­ty to accept new ways of doing things, and stim­u­lat­ing cre­ativ­i­ty and inno­va­tion in others;
  • Pos­sess a nat­ur­al atten­tion to detail, espe­cial­ly under pressure.
Pro­fes­sion­al Abilities
  • Be an out­stand­ing class­room practitioner;
  • Demon­strate a col­lab­o­ra­tive lead­er­ship style;
  • Have excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in both for­mal and infor­mal settings;
  • Have high lev­els of skill in con­flict resolution;
  • Have a well-devel­oped emo­tion­al intelligence;
  • Pos­sess a love for chil­dren, and a strong ori­en­ta­tion towards people;
  • Have excep­tions atten­tion to detail;
  • Have a desire to devel­op skills aligned to the AIT­SL Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards for Teach­ers, Aus­tralian Teacher Per­for­mance and Devel­op­ment Frame­work and Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dard for Prin­ci­pals includ­ing the Lead­er­ship profiles.

How to Apply

Please vis­it and com­plete the online Appli­ca­tion Form. You are required to include:

  1. Your cur­rent resume
  2. A cov­er let­ter which address­es the require­ments and cri­te­ria for the posi­tion (see Posi­tion description).

For any fur­ther ques­tions please con­tact the CST HR depart­ment below

IST is not an employing agency for its member schools, nor does it have any part in the selection and appointment of teachers to positions in Independent Schools. All appointments are handled entirely by the individual school. Schools should contact us to arrange for positions to be advertised on this site.

Posted on 12/10/2021

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