Principal, Hong Kong

Closing date:

Discovery CollegeHong Kong

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Discovery College 


Discovery College is a part of the English Schools  Foundation. The College opened in 2008 in new, purpose-built campus in  Discovery Bay, Hong Kong in August 2008. The College is now a full Years  1-13 (K-12) school with over 1,350 primary and secondary students  offering the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and Diploma  programmes. Our school community is diverse and represents a group of  highly motivated staff and students from over 40 home countries.

The  College's Vision Statement of Grow. Discover. Dream., recognises the  need for students to be independent, critical and creative thinkers,  equipped with the skills, attitudes and values to contribute positively  in this complex world we live. 

Are you a school  leader with an outstanding record of success? Are you the type of person  who knows how to take a high performing school every higher? Do you  have what it takes to inspire an entire community? If you can answer yes  to these questions, then we want to hear from you.

Discovery  College is an all-through school located in Discovery Bay on Hong Kong's  Lantau Island. Part of the English Schools Foundation, the largest  provider of English medium education in Asia, our is an International  Baccalaureate World School with a student roll of 1400.

Our  award winning campus houses both our primary and secondary schools. We  provide a seamless education experience for our students from the age of  4, right up until they graduate. Like the area we serve, we are a  close-knit community where every single teacher is committed to  delivering on our mission of helping every student be the best that they  can be.

As Principal, it will be your responsibility to inspire  your teams, demonstrate visible and effective  leadership and to offer  support and guidance to the staff at all levels within the school.

This is a high profile role in a truly remarkable school.


The ideal candidate will …
 •  Have an educational philosophy that is holistic, respectful of values,  celebrates diversity and promotes student well-being and safety
 • Able to continue driving an inclusive School philosophy while embedding a new curriculum and learning approaches
 • Be passionate about learning and teaching and setting high expectations for students and staff
 • Have a compelling vision for education and the ability to articulate this to all stakeholders
 • Responsible for collaborative pedagogy and curriculum development with neighbouring schools
 • Be internationally minded and committed to international education
 • Be an inspiring, motivating and collaborative leader for our outstanding staff, students and alumni
 • Be creative and innovative
 • Be a learning-centred Principal, committed to a culture of continuous improvement

Applicants  must be suitably qualified, have a proven track record as a senior  leader in a school, a professional teaching qualification, fluency in  English and a desire to contribute in a challenging and rewarding  environment.

 • Working with outstanding students and staff and alumni in one of the world’s most amazing cities;
 • A competitive salary and cash housing allowance;
 • International medical and life insurance coverage;
 • Education allowance for two children;
 • 20% gratuity upon successful completion of each two-year contract.

Please click HERE for more information about the role

Closing Date: 10 Dec 2018

For enquiries, please contact Paul Munder at  +852 3762 2640 or

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More about Discovery College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: 38 Siena Ave, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 3969 1000
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