Description of School:

Set in beautiful natural heritage gardens, Preshil, the Margaret Lyttle Memorial School is an independent co-ed school in Kew providing services to children and young people between the ages of 3 and 18 years.

Preshil offers a truly contemporary, globally minded alternative to conventional schooling. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, our accredited IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes (PYP, MYP & DP) align with the school’s focus on intellectual challenge, inquiry and research-based learning. These programmes accommodate individual choice and independent learning and encourage students to develop ‘the courage to question’, to find their own voice and to become responsible and active global citizens beyond the classroom.

From the earliest years, children are encouraged to develop higher order thinking through play, problem solving, collaboration, philosophizing and exercising choice. Kindness, respect and courage are key learnings underpinning a creative rich programme which nurtures and inspires young minds. The Preshil approach to schooling does not use the fear of failure or the threat of punishment to motivate children. We do not demand conformity or unthinking obedience to arbitrary rules. The rapport between students and their teachers is respectful, reciprocal and focused on achieving a lifelong love for learning, the best possible learning outcomes, trust and a genuine regard for each individual.

Preshil is committed to the creation and maintenance of a child-safe school environment. The care, safety and welfare of students are embedded in policies and procedures which ensure a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse. All actions and programs will maintain high ethical standards and comply with child safety standards and child protection reporting guidelines.

Description of Position:

Preshil is looking for applications from appropriately qualified, experienced, innovative, caring and enthusiastic leaders to lead our Kindergarten as Director of Kindergarten.

The Director of the Kindergarten (Arlington Campus) will be responsible for the overall welfare, compliance, curriculum and daily functioning of the funded programs (blended 3-year-old and 4-year-old Kindergarten).

This full-time leadership position, commencing in Term 2 or as soon as possible, will have up to a 0.8 teaching allocation, with the remainder of the time (0.2) allocated to programming and planning related to teaching and Educational Leadership, and administration and management duties related to the directorship.

A full position description is available 2022 Director of Kindergarten

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and hold a current Working With Children Card.

Application for Position:

The letter of application, together with current CV and contact details for three referees (in one complete file) should be emailed to Kate Bowers, Human Resources Coordinator at: Please include: REF: - Application for Position as Director of Kindergarten in the subject line of your mail.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and hold current VIT registration.