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Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial SchoolMelbourne

Appointment, Principal of Preshil

Preshil is a coeducational, secular and private school in Melbourne, welcoming children from kindergarten through to the completion of their secondary schooling. Founded in 1931, it is Australia’s oldest progressive school, and is truly contemporary and globally-minded. The Preshil approach is defined by a relationship between teachers and students that engages children’s intrinsic desire to learn, and does not use the fear of failure or the threat of punishment to motivate children. The rapport between students and their teachers is relaxed, respectful, reciprocal and focused on achieving a life-long love for learning.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, Preshil’s accredited IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes 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”.

A rare opportunity now exists for an experienced leader with a commitment to progressive education, to join this extraordinary school community as Preshil’s next Principal. The successful applicant will be an approachable and empathetic individual, highly visible across the School, and possessing a warmth and gravitas to inspire students and staff, and engage the broader School community. They will drive strong stakeholder engagement, serving as the standard-bearer of the School’s identity and values within the public sphere, and will welcome the challenge of providing educational and administrative leadership within a context in which student and teacher agency is highly valued.

Preshil has partnered with Perrett Laver for the recruitment of this position. To apply, submit your CV along with a cover letter addressing your suitability to this position. Please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 4827.

To review a position description or for a confidential discussion, please contact Arturo Uriostegui at Perrett Laver on +61 (0)2 8354 4000 or

Closing date: Monday 30th November

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