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School Principal

Gisborne Montessori School is a small, coeducational school of approximately 150 students, educating children from birth to age 12, nestled at the foot of Mount Macedon. The school offers facilitated Playgroup sessions, Early Learning sessions, Pre-school and Primary education through to Grade 6.


After undergoing a period of significant growth over the past four years, GMS boasts a welcoming and inclusive community.  We are seeking a highly motivated leader who has a genuine desire to lead the school forward into the next important phase of its development.


You will be committed to supporting and overseeing  personalised approach to learning with a strong connection to the natural environment :


●        Have Montessori qualifications or a willingness to embrace a quality Montessori educational program, or if you do not hold a montessori qualification you will be required  to undertake some basic Montessori training.


●        Have a passion for working with children and families in a supportive, holistic manner


●        Be committed to support and develop the excellent staff team we have established


●        Work in a consultative manner to achieve agreed outcomes


●        Work constructively with the Board of Management to deliver the agreed outcomes of the school


●        Have a sound understanding of financial management in a school context


●        Have full registration with the Victorian Institute of teaching


●        Have an overarching interest in continuing the sustainability focus of the school including our horticulture, kitchen dining and animal husbandry programsKey Selection Criteria 


Demonstrate an understanding of Montessori philosophy.
Demonstrate an ability to manage the quality of an authentic Montessori program

Vision and Leadership

Create a positive culture of support and collaboration which drives a professional learning community focused on continual improvement and positive growth.

Demonstrate an ability to monitor and lead a positive, passionate and innovative team to deliver high quality educational outcomes

Organisational management

Understand and implement all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements, including clear, evidence based plans and policies.

Demonstrate an ability to manage the school’s human, physical and financial resources efficiently through strong financial management and business knowledge.

Community Engagement Demonstrate a capacity to develop positive relationships with all members of the school community
Demonstrate a willingness to develop connections and to promote the school in the broader community.

What you’ll receive in return

The opportunity to further your career at a high quality provider of Montessori education in the Macedon Ranges. You will be able to share your passion, positivity and leadership in a small school setting, where you will be involved in all aspects of the organisation. 

Next steps

For questions or further information contact Dianne Davis on 5428 4520.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: [email protected]au.

3 July 2019

Gisborne Montessori School

57 Barringo Road
New Gisborne VIC 3438