Principal – Sunrise Christian School – Whyalla

Website Sunrise Christian School

Sunrise Christian School Whyalla is seeking a dedicated and visionary Principal who is passionate about leading a thriving school community committed to academic excellence and spiritual growth. As a Christian school, we believe in providing a holistic education that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of each student.

About Sunrise Christian School:

Sunrise Christian School nurtures the holistic growth of children, fostering both wisdom and a deep understanding of God. Since our establishment in 1978, we have provided a diverse range of learning opportunities within a warm and Biblically grounded environment, ensuring each student has the chance to thrive. As a proud member of Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and with six schools across South Australia, Sunrise Christian School Whyalla stands as an ELC-10, offering coeducational education.

Our schools are home to exceptional staff who inspire future generations as faithful disciples. Our teams are dynamic, motivated, and guided by Biblical principles, cultivating a genuine passion for learning in our students. Collaborating closely with parents, we support students’ academic, social, and spiritual growth, empowering them to reach their full potential.

At Sunrise Christian School, we are committed to:

  • Providing high-quality education that meets individual student needs
  • Fostering a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Integrating Christian values and principles into all aspects of school life
  • Encouraging students to develop their talents, skills, and character
  • Building strong partnerships with parents, churches, and the local community

Position Overview:

As the Principal of Sunrise Christian School Whyalla, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our school and ensuring the holistic development of our students. You will lead by example, demonstrating a deep commitment to Christ and active involvement in church ministry. The Principal works closely with other Sunrise Principals and the ELC Executive Director to plan strategically, promote collaboration, and share best practices across the School network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership in line with the school’s Christian ethos and values, while also collaborating with the other Sunrise Principals and ELC Executive Director to align strategies and initiatives across the Sunrise Christian School group.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the school, including curriculum development, staff management, and student welfare, while fostering a collaborative environment that encourages cross-school and ELC partnerships.
  • Foster a positive school culture that promotes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and personal development, leveraging the resources and expertise available within the network.
  • Build strong relationships with students, parents, staff, and the wider community, and actively participate in network-wide initiatives and events.
  • Collaborate with the school board, leadership team, other Principals, and the ELC Executive Director to achieve strategic goals and objectives that benefit the entire network.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and uphold the school’s policies and procedures, while also contributing to the development of network-wide policies and initiatives.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A strong commitment to Christ and be able to demonstrate active church involvement
  • Have a clear understanding of Christian Education principles and a desire to teach Christ in all areas
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an educational setting, preferably as a Principal or in a senior leadership role
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
  • Sound knowledge of curriculum development, educational best practices, and student welfare initiatives
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff, students, and parents towards achieving excellence
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to innovate and drive positive change
  • Possess current registration as a teacher in South Australia or be eligible for registration


  • Competitive salary package with recognition for leadership role.
  • Comprehensive relocation package including allowances and moving support.
  • Access to ongoing professional development and leadership training.
  • Collaborative work environment with other Principals and leadership team.
  • Healthy work-life balance and supportive school culture.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on students and community.
  • Modern facilities for effective teaching and learning.
  • Strong parental involvement and partnership.
  • Networking opportunities within the educational community.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty and community atmosphere of Whyalla.

Application Process:

If you are passionate about leading a dynamic Christian school community and possess the qualifications and skills outlined above, we invite you to apply for the position of Principal at Sunrise Christian School Whyalla.

To apply, please visit our website and submit your application, including a cover letter, resume, and contact details of professional and spiritual referees.

Applications close at 8am on 3rd June.

Further information

Please contact our HR team at or by phone on 8465 6042.

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