Principal – Araluen Christian College

NT Christian Schools

Applications Close: 26 May 2024

Commencement Date: 31 Dec 2024



First Round Applications close May 26, 2024.  Applications will be processed upon receipt.

There has never been a better time to apply your educational expertise and professional leadership to a Kingdom cause and help shape the future of Araluen Christian College with Northern Territory Christian Schools.  We are promoting a valuable opportunity for you to continue your growth and profoundly impact the local community and lives of the staff and students in your care.

Araluen Christian College sits on 4 hectares of beautiful red desert bushland, influencing students, families and the local community daily.  We are a learning community where parents and staff partner together.  Through our formational learning approach, we help students discover and develop their gifts.  As committed Christians, we do not view our jobs as simply earning a living, but as opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the children and families whom we serve.  We believe that students are unique and we endeavour to nurture growth, empower and protect them through biblically based curriculum.  At Araluen Christian College, our teaching strategies are based on the concept of formational learning – an approach which helps students respond with their head, heart and hands.  Our goal is to help them learn about God’s world and to find their hope in Christ.

On behalf of the School Board and the CEO, we invite you to register your expression of interest now, to join the NT Christian Schools’ network of schools and lead Araluen Christian College as the Principal from 2025.

About this role:

The Principal will be a trusted leader who will develop teams, lead initiatives, promote the School’s Action Plan, serve according to the Board’s Strategic Plan, and guide pedagogy according to Christian education and a biblical worldview.  This requires the highest commitment to the Lord, His Word and to Christian Education.  Working closely with families and community, lead curriculum which integrates a biblical worldview and faith-based values and principles with academic excellence.  The Principal will work as part of a cohesive Senior Leadership Team who serve seven schools across the Northern Territory.

NT Christian Schools exists to advance the Christian religion through the provision of education and religious instruction.  For the purposes of upholding the Christian ethos of our schools, it is a genuine occupational qualification of this role that applicants be able to teach religious education, lead, and otherwise assist in, religious practices and observances and personally adhere to, uphold, and authentically model the religious beliefs of NT Christian Schools.

All employees for NT Christian Schools are to be committed to ensuring child safety, health and wellbeing practices are followed and upheld.  These practices are embedded in NT Christian Schools policy and culture as guided under current legislation.

 “At Araluen Christian College, our community of learning is intentionally shaped by people who acknowledge that how we live our lives, including our vocation, is part of how we worship God.  Students engage with learning that forms their whole being as they grow and discover their identity in Christ. Our staff, in positive partnership with each other, with parents and the broader community, foster learning that is dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence and the spiritual growth of the whole college community.”
Phillip Leslie, CEO, NT Christian Schools

Opportunity with NT Christian Schools:

  • Six (6) weeks annual leave
  • With NT Christian Schools you are eligible for long service leave after only five (5) years of continuous service as opposed to the standard ten (10).
  • 11.5% Super Contribution on top of salary
  • Fifteen (15) days of personal, sick or carers leave and two (2) days discretional leave per year
  • Long Service Leave pro-rata after five (5) years of continuous service (as opposed to ten)
  • Up to eight (8) weeks paid maternity leave for eligible employees in addition to government maternity leave
  • Continued professional development – in-person conferences and online e learning
  • Opportunity to study with the National Institute of Christian Education, funded by NT Christian schools
  • Tuition discounts for your children if they attend an NT Christian Schools school
  • Financial and practical assistance to relocate to the Territory
  • Salary Sacrificing
  • Expected start date as negotiated to allow adequate preparation for the commencement of the 2025 school year
  • Five-year tenure, Full-Time position

 Register your expression of interest on our website, using the link below.

You will be asked to provide your full name, telephone number and email address.

Additional information about Northern Territory Christian Schools and Araluen Christian College can be found on our website:

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