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Administrative Position: PreK-12 Assistant Principal

Posted:  January 26, 2021
Closing Date:  April 23, 2021

Duncan Christian School is a diverse Christian school located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.  We are looking for a passionate individual to work with our present admin team which consists of Principal  and Assistant Principal. This position requires a leader with a growth mindset, excited to guide, encourage and collaborate with our K-12 teaching team.  The Assistant Principal position is allocated 50% administrative time, with an office at the elementary campus and teaching responsibilities in either campus to be determined in consultation with the applicant which will bring the combined position up to 1.0 FTE.

Duncan Chrisitan School relies on the administrative team having responsibilities that reflect a PreK-12 campus.  Having a strength-based role that spans both campuses is to be expected.


Each candidate must be:

  • A committed Christian
  • Dedicated to Christian education
  • BC Teaching certificate (or eligibility for BC certification)
  • Knowledge and practice with current BC Curriculum and 21st Century teaching practices


Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Leadership training
  • Administrative experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent student relations skills
  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership
  • Working with at risk and indigenous populations


Each application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume (including at least 3 professional references, with contact information)
  • Copy of valid BC Teaching Certificate (or equivalent )
  • Philosophy of Christian education and leadership
  • Personal statement of faith
  • University transcripts ( if requested)

This position begins in late August, at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.


Duncan Christian School seeks staff members who are looking to work with its existing staff who see their work as part of something bigger – an act of worship for the Kingdom of God.  Our staff focus on providing engaging learning opportunities and importantly, seek to give students many opportunities to take part in formational practices that nurture disciples of Jesus.  Rather than simply informing students with the latest content, aiming hearts at Jesus through how we teach, how we interact with one another, and how we love rightly* is a hugely important part of our community. (*Quote from James K.A. Smith, “Desiring the Kingdom”, 2009)

DCS is pleased to welcome approximately 400 PreK-12 students, including about 115 indigenous students from Cowichan Tribes. These families are part of our identity and add richly to the cultural diversity of the school.  We seek staff who have a heart for all types of people from all backgrounds, socio-economic situations, and cultures.  Our staff work hard to create an environment where children and youth feel a strong sense of acceptance and belonging.

DCS is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.  Duncan Christian School has undergone significant growth over the past ten years and is currently operating at or near capacity.  Most Cowichan Valley churches are represented within our school community and we are a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrolment policy. Duncan Christian School is governed by a 6-10 member board of directors representing the membership of Duncan Christian School.  Our World Belongs to God is a document that is affirmed by our society and included in our school bylaws. It may help you understand the Reformed roots that continue to impact our mission and vision.

Please explore our website or Facebook page for more information about Duncan Christian School.

To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact  Peter Terpstra, by email or phone.  Although we appreciate all applications, DCS will contact only those we select for interviews.

Email your application to:

Duncan Christian School
Principal: Peter Terpstra
395 Beech Avenue
Duncan BC  V9L 3J8

Phone: 250.746.3654