Principal Position

Birali Steiner School, Beachmere, Queensland

Birali Steiner School provides a holistic education underpinned by Steiner Philosophy of Anthroposophy through:

  • engaging our head, heart and hands
  • encompassing the values of respect and kindness.

Students of Birali Steiner School are immersed in a holistic education balancing academic, artistic, and practical learning experiences.

This architecturally designed school is set in a traditional bush environment of 26 acres just a few kilometres to the beach, on the extraordinary coastline of Moreton Bay, Queensland. Located at Beachmere, Birali Steiner School provides a Steiner Education from Preparatory Year to Year 9 and into Year 10 next year. The school follows the Australian Steiner Curriculum.

Birali Steiner School is a young and vibrant school and we are in an exciting growth phase. As such we are seeking an experienced leader with a grounding in Steiner Pedagogy who is passionate about growing our wonderful school sustainably and creating a culture of inclusiveness and collaboration.

About the Role

Reporting to the Board, the Principal is delegated the responsibility for leading the effective day-to-day operations of the school. The Principal is responsible for the educational leadership and curriculum implementation through the Australian Steiner Curriculum and in accordance with educational authorities. It is essential that the Principal establishes clear direction and effective communication, working collaboratively, in a respectful partnership with the Board, Leadership Team, College of Teachers, all staff  and the parent community to support the well-being and education development of our students. The Principal is required to uphold the direction of the Strategic Plan and to meet agreed and planned outcomes. The role is also required to work with the Business Manager to report to the Board on budgetary, staffing and future development requirements.

There will also be a small teaching component in this role.


  1. Evidence of familiarity with, and a commitment to Steiner Education philosophy and principles.
  2. Demonstrated success in a Principal or high-level leadership role.
  3. Capacity to effectively lead a growing school by driving enrolment growth, raising school profile, planning for and addressing infrastructure needs and implementing the Strategic Plan
  4. Evidence of highly collaborative leadership, skilled communicator, and effective management of all staff and resources
  5. Capacity to develop and maintain a positive and rewarding school culture through professionally developing and instilling a culture of high standards and student-centred action
  6. Commitment to an engaging student learning environment through promoting and delivering holistic education balancing academic, artistic, and practical learning experiences.


For a copy of the Position Description please email Jane at

Applications for this position must include:

  • Cover Letter addressing the 6 Key Selection Criteria (4 pages)
  • Resume
  • Minimum of 3 professional referees’ names and contacts. Referees should be informed of the application for this position.

The successful applicant must hold a current Queensland College of Teachers Certificate and will commence in this role in Semester 2, 2021.

Applications close on Friday 30th April 2021

Applications should be addressed and sent to:

  • Mr Steve Laughton

Chair, Birali Board.