Chairo Christian School
26th June, 2020
Job Type


Chairo Christian School, VIC

Principal (Leongatha)

Large multi-campus Christian school

Full-time position (five-year tenure)

Leongatha location

Job Ref: LE2001

Chairo Christian School is a growing non-denominational Christian school, with over 1,700 Kinder to Year 12 students attending five picturesque campuses in West and South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and the south eastern outskirts of Melbourne.

Our mission is to provide excellence in Christ-centred education in partnership with families within a caring Christian community. In doing this, we aim to prepare students thoroughly for further study, careers, service and life in general.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Principal (Leongatha) to commence in January 2021. This is an important position of responsibility within the school’s management structure, with particular responsibility for leading the staff and overseeing the smooth operation of the Leongatha Campus (Kinder to Year 10) in a manner that promotes a healthy Christ-centred school community.

The Principal (Leongatha) will also serve as part of the whole-school ELT (Executive Leadership Team) alongside the Executive Principal and the Principals from other Chairo campuses.

The Principal (Leongatha) is the key educational and administrative leader for the Leongatha Campus. As a respected teacher, he/she will provide educational leadership and act as a mentor to staff members while fostering an environment for their continued development, leading by setting a godly example to staff members and students in teaching practice, relationships and lifestyle.

Having obtained relevant tertiary qualifications in education and being registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, the successful candidate will also possess the following important characteristics:

  • An active Christian lifestyle and demonstrated agreement with Chairo’s Articles of Faith
  • Experience in an educational leadership position or substantial experience as a respected teacher
  • Sound knowledge of current educational practices and teaching from a Christian worldview perspective
  • Ability to build strong partnering relationships and communication channels with all members of the campus community
  • Post-graduate qualifications (desirable)

The safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, Chairo undertakes rigorous reference and background checking, including Working with Children and Police Record checks. Before applying, applicants are requested to review Chairo’s Child Safety booklet.

Applications for this position should be made by completing an online application and submitting this, together with your covering letter and resume, at:

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 July.

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