Highlands Christian Grammar is a Baptist Primary School, situated in Mt Hagen, the main centre of the stunning Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. This is an exciting opportunity to discover this fascinating place while putting your stamp on a developing curriculum.

Highlands Christian Grammar is a growing community.  Currently there are more than 85 children from Preschool to Year 10 who come from National, Professional, Business and Mission families.

Applications are sought from qualified professionals who will be prepared and dedicated to work within the Christian environment of this school of special character.  The successful applicant will use his/her skills and experience to teach and to support developing teachers.

Highlands Christian Grammar School operates on a Southern Calendar academic year, meaning that the school year begins in January. Teacher openings are generally set to commence then as well.

Forms Required
1. Work Permit Application: New (Green Form) or Renewal (Orange Form)
2. Overseas Character Check Form
3. Entry Permit (Visa) Application: New / First Time or Extension

For further information concerning the positions and salary package, please contact the Principal at principal@highlandsgrammar.com

Early Learning (aka Kindy / Foundation / Pre-School) Teacher – Required for THIS COMING January

HCG is looking for a qualified, internationally educated Early Years teacher, with training in Jolly Phonics preferred. Being a Kindy/Foundation (named Pre-School in North America) teacher in our school is said to be the ideal job: small class size, dynamic national and expat colleagues, a palpable sense of God’s presence and blessing, great facilities and with a teacher’s assistant!


We use the Jolly Phonics program for our early years and this has been a great success. Are you a vibrant follower of Christ, with a passion for mission work? If you are a trained and enthusiastic person who loves to work with children at the early learning stage, we invite you to consider this role. We pay a good local salary and may provide housing and airfares. Mt. Hagen is a safe and growing city with a network of missionaries from the MAF base and other agencies.

Being an Early Learning (named Pre-School in North America) teacher in our school is said to be the ideal job: small class size, dynamic national and expat colleagues, a palpable sense of God’s presence and blessing, great facilities and with a teacher’s assistant! We use the Jolly Phonics program for our early years and this has been a great success. Are you a vibrant follower of Christ, with a passion for mission work? If you are a trained and enthusiastic person who loves to work with children at the early learning stage, we invite you to consider this role. We pay a good local salary and may provide housing and airfares. Mt. Hagen is a safe and growing city with a network of missionaries from the MAF base and other agencies. Email principal@highlandsgrammar.com to start a discussion about next steps to serving in Papua New Guinea.

Requirements
Registered teacher in country of origin
Bachelor of Education
Experience with Australian curriculum (or similar)
Ability to teach in English to split classes
Strong ICT skills

Commencement date: January

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Principal – Position Opening January

HCG is seeking a qualified and visionary leader to take our school into it’s next phase of growth and development. Being an administrator at Highlands Christian Grammar School is a privilege. As the present administrator I can attest to the great working relationship with the Board and with teachers, parents and students.

Are you a leader who enjoys a high degree of trust and autonomy? Living in a developing country has its challenges, but also its rewards. This role involves the whole range of typical school principal functions from Board meetings, personnel recruiting and selection,  budgeting and finance, professional development of teachers, supervision of curriculum and both teaching and ancillary personnel. Depending on your skills, and on the others available on staff, there are opportunities to teach 1-2 classes, and to work on IT matters too. Are you a vibrant follower of Christ, with a passion for mission work? If you are a trained and enthusiastic person with a Masters Degree or more who loves to work with adults and with children, we invite you to consider this role. Experience and training for administration are definitely desirable assets. We pay a good local salary and provide housing and airfares. Mt. Hagen is a safe and growing city with a network of missionaries from the MAF base and other agencies. Email principal@highlandsgrammar.com to start a discussion about next steps to serving in Papua New Guinea.

Being an administrator at Highlands Christian Grammar School is a privilege. Are you a leader who enjoys a high degree of trust and autonomy? Living in a developing country has its challenges, but also its rewards. This role involves the whole range of typical school principal functions from Board meetings, personnel recruiting and selection, budgeting and finance, professional development of teachers, supervision of curriculum and both teaching and ancillary personnel. Depending on your skills, and on the others available on staff, there are opportunities to teach 1-2 classes, and to work on IT matters too. Are you a vibrant follower of Christ, with a passion for mission work? If you are a trained and enthusiastic person who loves to work with adults and with children, we invite you to consider this role. Could commence January; starting in July is a possibility too if you are coming from a Northern Hemisphere school system

MAIN DUTIES:

  1. Budget and financial management.
  2. Plan and supervise a curriculum that prepares children for an international school education in Papua New Guinea or for an education system in the home countries.
  3. To ensure that the school environment is safe for all.
  4. To recruit and supervise all personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Committed to the philosophy and goals of HCGS.
  2. Appropriate administration certification/diploma/credentials earned, or tertiary qualification recognised as equivalent.
  3. Preferred that applicant have at least one year experience in school administration.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  1. A love and understanding for children.
  2. Must be accepting of children of other nationalities.
  3. To be a servant leader.
  4. To be firm and understanding in dealing with parents, teachers and students.

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Teacher – Required for THIS COMING January

Are you a vibrant follower of Christ, with a passion for mission work? If you are a trained and enthusiastic person who loves to work with children, we invite you to consider this role.

Being a teacher in our school must be the ideal job: small teacher-student ratios of around 1:15, dynamic national and expat colleagues, a palpable sense of God’s presence and blessing, great facilities and all the necessary resources! We pay a good local salary and may provide housing and airfares. Mt. Hagen is a safe and growing city with a network of missionaries from the MAF base and other agencies. Email principal@highlandsgrammar.com to start a discussion about next steps to serving in Papua New Guinea.

Teachers who are passionate about education, creative and committed Christians are asked to apply to the Principal.

Requirements
Registered teacher in country of origin
Bachelor of Education
Experience with Australian curriculum (or similar)
Ability to teach in English to split classes
Strong ICT skills

Commencement date: January

Bonus
Ability to teach music
Mentoring and training teachers

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