Executive Principal

Christian College Geelong’s venerated CEO, Mr Daryl Riddle OAM, recently advised the Board that he would be retiring at the end of the current school year – drawing to a close 44 years of distinguished service. Following his announcement, the College Board now seeks applications for the role of Executive Principal of Christian College Geelong for commencement in January 2025.


Christian College Geelong is seeking a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as the Executive Principal. Reporting to the College Board, the Executive Principal will provide strategic leadership and direction to uphold the mission, vision, and values of the College. The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to Christian education, academic excellence, and the holistic development of students.

At Christian College Geelong, we are deeply committed to fostering exceptional learning experiences tailored to each student’s future aspirations within a Christ-centered framework. Our vibrant community ensures that every student is truly seen and valued. With a team of dedicated and enthusiastic educators, we deliver top-tier instruction that empowers students across a wide array of academic pursuits. Complemented by a diverse range of co-curricular activities and comprehensive wellbeing initiatives, our holistic approach ensures students thrive academically, spiritually, and personally.

The position of Executive Principal oversees all five campuses and is supported by an executive team consisting of a Vice Principal, Business Manager, Operations Manager, and Dean of Christian Culture who are truly devoted to the College Philosophy.


The incoming Executive Principal will have a strong understanding of the history of Christian College Geelong and alignment with the academic approach which is explicit teaching supported by a knowledge-based curriculum. They will need to have experience in coeducation and have highly developed interpersonal skills to build relationships with all stakeholders across the community.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong educational Christian leadership to provide a focus on continuous improvement to the learning and teaching programs.  A contemporary and creative outlook combined with high emotional intelligence and a calm and pragmatic demeanour will ensure success in this leadership position.

*To view or download a Position Description, please see below


Interested candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter addressing the key responsibilities in the position description. Please include details of three professional referees who can attest to your suitability for the role.

Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected].

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, 17 May 2024


For further enquiries about the position, please contact Maria Pearson or Kate Forbes, Managers, People & Community at [email protected] on 03 5241 1899.

Join Christian College Geelong in shaping the future of education and making a positive difference in the lives of students. We look forward to welcoming an exceptional leader to our vibrant learning community.

Christian College Geelong is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace.

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