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About Rhema Christian School

At Rhema, children learn friendship, trust, perseverance, and hope.  They learn that God can be found not only in the Bible and during prayer, but also between the lines of an old poem, in a math equation, or through an art project.  Through our mission and vision, we strive to provide a Christ-centred education where God is honoured in all aspects of curriculum, school activity, and community engagement, and to foster a desire in our students to seek and serve the Lord in every area of their lives.

Rhema Christian School is a community of 85 students in JK to Grade 8 with a dedicated staff of 11.  Rhema maintains a vibrant, supportive board of directors and an actively engaged school community.

Rhema Christian School is a member of Edvance Christian Schools, an organization of more than 70 Christian schools in Ontario. Compensation for the position will align with Edvance recommendations.


About Peterborough, Ontario

Rhema Christian School is located in the city of Peterborough, Ontario, with a population of 80,000. The City of Peterborough is truly a one-of-a-kind place, located on nature’s doorstop.  There are many trails and parks right within the city, and easy access to cottage country and the lakes and the beauty that it offers. Peterborough is close enough to major centres (like Toronto or Ottawa) yet far enough to be an independent city with its own unique personality.


About the Position

Rhema Christian School is looking for a dynamic, resourceful Christian leader to become the next principal effective Spring 2021.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about leading, nurturing and empowering a dedicated staff to educate students in our Christ-centered community. The principal role at Rhema Christian School would include a teaching component as well.

As the school leader you will provide vision, oversee educational planning, and manage school operations while advising and reporting to the school board. The ability to develop relationships, communicate effectively, demonstrate flexibility and creativity while working with students, parents, staff, the board and the community are vital skills to providing an engaging learning environment where Rhema Christian School students can flourish.

As the principal, you are the face of the school. You’ll lead teachers and staff, set goals and ensure students meet their learning objectives. Overseeing the school’s day-to-day operations means handling disciplinary matters, managing a budget and hiring teachers and other personnel.  Additionally, logistics, schedules, teacher and staff evaluations, and public relations fall under the purview of the school principal.

As principal, you’ll typically work out of your office however your days are varied and interesting, covering many aspects of school and community life.



The Principal will collaboratively lead staff, report directly to the Board and have proven strengths in the following areas:

  • Competent and comfortable taking on a leadership role
  • Able to see the big picture
  • Service oriented
  • Proficient at planning and organizing
  • Empathetic and sociable
  • Exhibits a servant heart
  • Highly diplomatic
  • Skilled in identifying problems and brainstorming potential solutions
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Passionate about connecting with teachers and students



  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Educational leadership experience in a Christian school preferred
  • Masters of Education or nearly complete
  • Ontario Teaching Certification or equivalent


Application Instructions

To apply, please send the following documents to the Principal Search Committee at

  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Christian Education
  • Statement of Faith
  • Credentials
  • Three (3) references available upon request – 2 professional, 1 personal


The posting will close on February 10, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.