Surrey Christian School is a PreK-12 school of over 1,200 students in the suburbs of Vancouver. Our vision statement is “Educating for Wholeness by Engaging God’s World in the Servant Way of Jesus.” We have two elementary campuses (Fleetwood and Cloverdale) that feed into our Secondary Campus. We look for teachers who exhibit a growth mindset and get excited by the idea of being a “people of try.” To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.surreychristian.com.
Our Cloverdale Campus is now accepting applications for a Vice Principal for the 2020-2021 school year.
We are seeking a visionary and learning-centred leader to work collaboratively on a campus administrative team that provides instructional leadership and school management for our 250-student Cloverdale elementary campus. Our mission statement: Educating for wholeness by engaging God’s world in the servant way of Jesus shapes everything we do. Surrey Christian School is a growing community with a strong staff and faculty dedicated to student learning that inspires students to become fully alive in God’s story. We strive to be a ‘people of try’ in our approach to pedagogical innovation and improving student learning. We are in North Surrey, an ethnically diverse urban and suburban community just outside of Vancouver. There are over 150 different churches represented in Surrey Christian School, a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrollment policy governed by a 12-member board of directors representing the Surrey Christian School Society membership. Surrey Christian School was founded on a Reformed worldview of Christianity and it is that distinct perspective that shapes our vision. Our confidence in this vision of God working in our world has inspired us to open our enrollment to families from other faiths.
The Cloverdale Campus Vice Principal will assist our Principal in leading and empowering an elementary faculty and staff team of over 20 members. She/he will report directly to the campus Principal and work collaboratively with the broader administrative team (Secondary Campus Principal and Vice Principals, Fleetwood Campus Principal, Superintendent, Director of Learning, and Director of Educational Support Services) to provide leadership to the school community. The successful candidate will have proven strengths in many of the following areas: fostering student learning, integration of biblical worldview in education, managing budgets and organizing scheduling details, leading and empowering staff/faculty, shared decision-making, team building, parent engagement, building a positive student culture, working with student discipline, and a passion for Christian education that is contagious.
The position will involve approximately 20-40% administrative time with the remainder being teaching time.
Please give evidence of the following criteria in your application:
BC teaching certification (or the ability to hold such a certification)
Master’s degree (or working towards one)
Demonstrated school leadership (committee chair, vice-principal, dept. chair, etc.)
Evidence of positive relationships with students, faculty and staff, and parents through references and current leadership practices
Evidence of strong written communication skills through quality of resume, and attachments
Completed application package
Involvement in a Christian church
5+ years teaching experience at the K-7 grade levels
Experience teaching/leading in a Christian school
Any specialty training in assessment, curriculum and pedagogy, restorative practices, and the integration of technology in learning
Knowledge of ‘21st century learning’
Knowledge of best practices related to grade K-7 curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and school community
a philosophy of Christian education (1 page)
a statement of faith (1 page)
In your cover letter please address, among other things, the following:
Your motivation for application
Your interest in working within an ethnically and denominationally diverse school community with an open enrolment policy
Your interest in ensuring the authentic integration of faith and learning
Your commitment to student learning
Please send applications directly to David Loewen, Superintendent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your application; we will only be contacting those we would like to interview.
Attached to our school’s constitution is a document that summarizes our faith and worldview. The document is titled Our World Belongs to God.