Open Position

Open Position:

Assistant Principal (Upper Primary)

(Ref. no.: T_2023_APUP_143)

Christian Alliance International School (CAIS) invites outstanding and passionate Christian educators to join our team in raising the next generation of students to influence society for the good of people and to the glory of God.

General Description

The Assistant Principal is a crucial part of the school’s senior leadership team, contributing to the development and implementation of the Registered Management Committee (RMC) Strategic Goals. Key components of the position include:
  • Commitment to ensuring the Lordship of Christ in all aspects of school life
  • Strong godly leadership
  • Leadership of staff to ensure effective and inspirational teaching
  • Organizational health of the Primary School

Accountability and Functional Relationships

The Assistant Principal is accountable to fellow senior leaders, Head of School and RMC. Internal functional relationships are with:
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Middle Leadership Team
  • Teachers and Support Staff
  • Students
 External functional relationships are with:
  • Parents
  • Professional Associations
 Matters that must be reported to the Head of School
  • Breaches of Special Character and professional standards
  • Excess spending of allocated budget

Generic Tasks

TaskPerformance Indicators
To work with senior leadership team to be a good role model, to monitor the impact of the School’s Christian Character on the curriculum, implement practices which focus on Christian Character and promote the Christian school in the community.
  • Attends and leads staff devotions.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of Christian character within school documents.
  • Actively encourages and supports staff to integrate a Christian worldview in classroom teaching and professional practice.
To participate and to take a lead role in development of policies and programmes for the ongoing effective management of the school.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Hong Kong and Alberta requirements for planning and managing school programmes.
  • Demonstrates an ability to plan strategically and to implement operational plans.
  • Collaborate with Senior leaders to develop and implement the school Strategic Plan.
  • Implement data-driven instruction and lead discussion about student performance.
To assist in the effective management of school personnel policies, procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the personnel policies of the school.
  • Assists in the appointments process.
  • Provides support to all staff in fulfilling their professional tasks.
  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practices through coaching, modelling, and collaborative planning.
To take a full role in fostering relationships within the school and to its community.
  • Shows an ability to develop sound relationships with staff and the school community.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of consultative leadership.
  • Can articulate to the school and its community, school policies and procedures.
  • Can relate appropriately with students in understanding their needs and in communicating school management procedures.
  • Take part and lead assemblies.
To provide, in conjunction with the Head of School and other senior leaders' effective internal communication links.
  • Can communicate effectively with staff and students.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use a range of communication techniques to address audiences.
  • Maintains communication between senior leadership and staff in delegated areas of responsibility.
  • Acts as an effective liaison between staff, students, and school leadership.
  • Provides timely, appropriate and understandable information to staff and pupils on school events and issues.
To participate in personal professional development in line with school needs and identified professional objectives.
  • Support the Primary School performance management system.
  • Seeks to enhance own understanding of pedagogical and management practices.
Upper Primary School
Leadership roles
  • Create and manage G4 - G6 culture and Organisational Health
  • Plan and lead G4 – G6 Team Leader meetings
  • Mentor and support G4 - G6 Team Leaders – curriculum development, instructional leadership, well-being
  • Oversee Upper Primary staff – curriculum development, instructional leadership, well-being
  • Support Team Leaders to update unit plans
  • Oversee G6 Provincial Achievement Tests Assessment
  • Oversee and support Upper Primary school events: Picnic Days, Spiritual Emphasis Week
  • Collaborate with Primary School Principal on student disciplinary issues
  • Uphold Uniform Standards
  • Uphold Standards of Behaviour
  • Liaise with Learning Support for At-risk Students
  • Support enrolments and admission testing
  • Coverage for sick leave (primary teachers, cross-over teachers, Educational Assistants). Half year only - shared with Assistant Principal Lower Primary
  • School environment
  • Student Leadership
  • Member of Primary School Academic Committee

Effective Date of Employment

The starting date for this appointment is mid-August 2023. Initial contract is normally 2 years in duration. Renewable 2-year contract is offered subject to mutual agreement.

Application Details

To apply, please submit the documents below by email to
  • Application letter
  • Full resume
  • Leadership Application Form
  • Christian Faith Questionnaire
  • Employment reference letters
  • Teacher certification and university transcripts
  • Alberta Teacher Certification (if available)
  • Hong Kong Teacher Registration (If available)
  • Certificate of Baptism (if available)
 Closing date for Applications: 6 February 2023 Please quote the reference number of the post in your application. We thank applicants for their interest in the position.  Applicants not contacted within 12 weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All personal data submitted will be used for recruitment purposes only and all related information will be kept for up to 24 months.

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