Junior School Assistant Principal (Full-Time)

Junior School Assistant Principal (Full-Time)

Southpointe Academy is a leading edge International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School surrounded by the ocean, beaches and natural beauty of South Delta. As a co-educational, secular day school serving 660 students
from Kindergarten to Grade 12, Southpointe is known for its strong sense of community, collaborative culture and commitment to professional development. The school fosters caring relationships with students and develops young people of character who make a positive difference in the world.


Southpointe features world leading programming through its highly acclaimed IB Primary Years (Grade K-5) and Middle Years (Grade 6-10) programmes. Southpointe is also an official Candidate School for the IB Diploma Programme (Grade 11-12), which will complete its innovative offering of IB from entry to graduation. The educational programme is supported through modern, purpose-built facilities and amenities.


In addition to a teaching commitment, the Junior School Assistant Principal is responsible for operating and developing the PYP programme. This full-time leadership position commences August 14, 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year.


Key Duties and Responsibilities
*These may include, but are not limited to…

  • Assume responsibility of day-to-day operations in the Junior School when the Junior School Principal is absent;
  • Regularly inform, collaborate and communicate with the Junior School Principal about all aspects related to the Junior School;
  • Identify staffing needs and play a leading and determinative role in the recruitment, hiring and retention of faculty;
  • Conduct formal performance evaluations of PYP teachers;
  • Lead or assist in conflict resolution and/or performance review meetings with faculty members, in conjunction with the VP (PYP Coordinator);
  • Oversee, monitor and manage the performance and duties of PYP Specialist Teachers;
  • Oversee the recruitment, programming and schedule of international GAP students;
  • Assist in the induction of new faculty members into the Junior School;
  • Serve as a direct resource for teachers in resolving day-to-day student conflict and behavioural issues;
  • In collaboration with the Junior School Principal, meet with parents to discuss student learning, behaviour, and social-emotional wellness of students;
  • Develop and maintain a duty schedule that provides a safe and manageable space for students to play outdoors; assume supervision duties when needed;
  • Assist the Junior School Principal with planning and executing emergency preparedness activities;
  • Oversee the risk management of Junior School field trips and educational activities;
  • Develop a K-5 outdoor education and field trip planning resource for teachers, students and parents;
  • Promote the use of technology integration in curriculum, collaboration and through co-curricular programming;
  • Share research-based best practices in incorporating technology in the Junior School;
  • Assist with student admissions and placements; attend weekend student assessments;
  • Share responsibility for maintaining student records and overseeing student welfare;
  • Assist with the development of the Junior School timetable and the master calendar of events for Kindergarten to Grade 5;
  • In collaboration with the Education Leadership Team, participate in the development of collective bargaining strategy, and assist in development of bargaining proposals relevant to Junior School goals and objectives;
  • Represent the Junior School in the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia Vice Principals Collaborative Group;
  • Take a leading role in editing report cards before publication;
  • Assist in the development of an enriched co-curricular programme and promote school spirit through Island (House) events in the Junior School;
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop an annual public speaking forum;
  • Plan, lead and facilitate student enrichment and community building events in the Junior School;
  • Oversee the Foundation Skills Assessment tests in Grade 4; ensure students are well prepared to perform at their best; assist teachers with planning and preparation;
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration among all Junior School faculty members;
  • Contribute and assist with Parent Information sessions;
  • Oversee and manage employee performance, including determining appropriate consequential actions, in relation to the Professional Conduct for BC Educator guidelines, as outlined by the Ministry of Education;
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing department to promote the Junior School through social media;
  • Assume teaching responsibilities for designated subjects in the Junior School.


Required Qualifications

  • A deep understanding of the role of administrative leaders in independent schools;
  • Significant experience as a K-5 educator with an excellent track record of success;
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, managerial, presentation and public-speaking skills;
  • Effective conflict resolution skills;
  • Experience in a leadership role working across K-5;
  • Master of Education or higher level training in administration and leadership.


Preferred Experience
* IB training and experience working in the IB, Primary Years Programme


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary based on qualifications and experience;
  • Comprehensive health and dental plan, and other extended benefits;
  • RRSP matching;
  • Staff wellness program;
  • Subsidized school lunch programme;
  • Professional development resources and support.


Please submit your application with the following supporting documents to [email protected]:

  • Resume;
  • Copy of BC Ministry of Education: Certificate of Qualification or Independent School Teaching Certificate;
  • Three letters of reference, one of which must be from your most recent Head of School/Principal/Supervisor.


Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada or be in the process of obtaining the appropriate visa(s).


Southpointe Academy encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds. We value each community member’s identity, perspective and well-being, and embrace our differences as a sign of
strength. We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to equal employment opportunities.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@southpointe.ca.

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