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Trinity Children’s Centre
Principal | Grade RR – Grade 7
To commence early 2020 (date negotiable)
Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, South Africa
Trinity Children’s Centre’s mission, under God, is to do life-changing education with children in adversity. Our vision is to send them as heroes into the world who can overcome the adversities faced in their communities.
As the school continues to grow, we are looking for a capable principal to lead our team in this mission. A successful candidate needs to be deeply committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ and have demonstrated ability as an educational leader. An understanding of the needs of children in adversity and strong inter-personal skills are also essential. As the leader of the school, the principal will work with the board, the staff and other stakeholders in pursuing this mission and developing the school.
Trinity Children’s Centre was founded in 2012 and has since grown from preschool to Grade 5. With the addition of Grade 6 (2020) and Grade 7 (2021) the school will reach a total size of 135 learners. The small size enables a highly relational atmosphere, focused on making a deep impact on each child. The school offers a mainstream ECD and primary education within a Christian framework, but is open to families of any faith or creed. To remain accessible to low income families, the school raises over 90% of the budget through donations. TCC has 21 staff, including the teaching staff, support staff and an interventions team. As a registered non-profit the school is governed by a board of trustees.
Position Overview :
The principal will lead the school community in pursuit of the mission of doing life-changing education with children in adversity, including: Supporting and leading the staff team
Engaging with the students, their families and the broader community
Overseeing the academic programme and operational activities of the school
Reporting to and working with the board of trustees
Qualifications and Experience:
Standard educational qualification recognised in SA (SACE Compliant)
Senior management experience in a school context
Demonstrated ability to build relationships and resolve conflict within a school community
A living and active Christian faith, including good standing within a church
A commitment to serving children facing adversity
Interested candidates should send an application and CV no later than 20 September 2019. In the event that an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, TCC reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline mentioned above and to bring the search to a close. For this reason interested candidates are encouraged to apply at the earliest possible time.
Candidates should email the information requested below to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Principal Application. The application should include:
A brief cover letter that explains your reason for applying
Career resume or CV
A brief outline of your personal faith in God
A list of references (at least three)
Short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.
Closing Date: 20 September 2019