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School Director

Samford Valley Steiner School


Full time


May 3

 Samford Valley Steiner School invites applications for the role of School Director, commencing 19 September 2022 or earlier if possible. We are seeking an experienced school leader with a sound understanding of anthroposophy to exercise initiative, responsibility and imagination.  

The Samford Valley Steiner School is a well-established independent school approximately 24km (35 minutes’ drive) from Brisbane, in South East Queensland, Australia. Our school is located on 20 acres of forested land along Samford Creek, in the semi-rural Samford Valley. The School has experienced considerable growth since its inception in 1987 and is a strong and spirited educational facility providing an authentic Steiner Education to approximately 500 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. Double-streaming commenced in 2017 to address high wait list numbers and will reach the high school in 2025.

We have a vibrant and creative staff community of about 100, combining youth and experience, and a stable organisational structure. The College of Teachers sits at the heart of the structure and advises a Senior Leadership Team comprising of representatives of the different areas of the school and the School Director. The School Director is accountable to a governance Board.

In the last few years, the school has increased its capital infrastructure, made strong improvements in administrative, financial and IT systems, and consolidated the School as an effective model of Steiner education in Australia.

In consultation with the School Board, Senior Leadership Team and the College of Teachers, the School Director is to provide strong strategic leadership and effective management of a capable multi-disciplinary team, in order to further develop a resourceful, cohesive, financially robust and creative Steiner School which is well-regarded by the broader community.

Applicants are to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact details for three referees, and a response to each of the selection criteria.

To view the Role Description including key performance indicators, Selection Criteria and information about the application process please visit the school’s website:  https://www.samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au/about-us/employment-opportunities/

For further information please contact Dr Michael Ryan via email: Board_President@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Applications close on Sunday 22nd May 2022 

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