- Champion best practice in specialist education
- Promote a relevant and diverse curriculum
- Lead transformative impact on the lives of students
The Committee of Management for Kamaruka Education Centre seeks to appoint an experienced specialist education practitioner and energetic leader to the position of Principal. This is an exciting time to join the school to partner with the Board to write and execute the new organisational strategy.
The Committee of Management seeks to attract an exceptional leader and relationship builder who is able to present with fresh ideas aligned to the strong and unique educational philosophy at Kamaruka. The appointee will demonstrate significant experience in developing, implementing and evaluating programs for students who have found it difficult to adapt to the educational and social demands of mainstream education. With knowledge of contemporary trends in experiential learning the Principal will maintain current high standards of education.
Reporting to the Board the appointee will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to manage the future direction of the school and play a key role in collaboration among staff, students and families to steward the development of the personal independence of each student. The ideal candidate will display high energy and a practical approach to organisational planning, with demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. The appointee will coach and mentor teachers, ensuring they receive appropriate professional education opportunities. Experience in a specialist education environment is essential combined with an honest passion for working with children who present with spectrums and learning difficulties.
Kamaruka Education Centre (Kamaruka) was founded in 2001 to cater for a unique group of boys whose needs could not be accommodated in the mainstream classroom. Kamaruka offers an alternative academic curriculum for Years 3 to 10 that helps build the student’s relationships, self-esteem and social awareness so that they can transition back into mainstream school or further training at TAFE.
After originally commencing at a campus in Richmond with a cohort of up to 20 students, the school has grown in response to its offering and relocated to what is now two premises in South Yarra supporting students from Year 3 to 10.
For more information on the School visit: www.kamaruka.vic.edu.au
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference KAMpri0921, addressing your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.