Recruiting: Founding Principal, Stonyhurst International School Penang

Stonyhurst is a school which constantly looks to innovate and use its history and traditions as a lens on the present and the future. The opening of Stonyhurst International School Penang in September 2020 will mark one of the most exciting and significant developments in the institution’s 425 years of history.

Situated in an outstanding location nestled in one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods on Penang Island, Stonyhurst International School Penang is a coeducational day and boarding school for pupils from 3 years to 18 years from all religious denominations and secular belief systems. At capacity it will cater for 1200 students. The aim is to be the premier values-based international school in Penang, focused on achieving the best possible academic outcomes for students alongside developing pupils who are critical thinkers, problem solvers and most importantly, are inspired to be men and women for others.

The Governors of Stonyhurst International School Penang are seeking to recruit a Founding Principal to take on the role no later than September 2019. They seek to recruit someone who has the expertise, innovation and drive needed to lead Stonyhurst International School in Penang successfully and to develop a thriving, stimulating and happy learning environment for the pupils.

In addition to the strategic and operational leadership, the Principal will be heavily involved in the marketing of the school and developing links with the local community. The Principal will work alongside the architectural and consultancy team to manage all aspects of the development of the new campus. The successful candidate will be supportive of the Ignatian ethos of the school and of the founding school’s pedagogy and educational priorities.

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The closing date for applications will be 7th February 2019 with first interviews planned for 4th March and final interviews w/c 18th March.

The partnership with Stonyhurst College in the United Kingdom allows Stonyhurst International School Penang to provide students with unrivalled pathways into the very best universities worldwide. The College has a long history of nurturing men and women of individuality, generosity and service. Leaders in public life, academia, business, war heroes, politicians, rebels, writers, scientists, and actors number among the former pupils, a testimony to the capacity of a Jesuit education to foster individual gifts and talents. The motto ‘Quant Je Puis’ (as much as I can) remains an overarching principle for the whole school.

“The history of Stonyhurst is one of constant change and innovation,” says Stephen Withnell, Director of Strategic Development. “Over the last 425 years we have been a school on the move - living, as the Jesuits say, with one foot raised. Helping to found an Ignatian school in Penang, a part of the world in which we already have many historical links and alumni, is a real sign of confidence in our school and its mission.”