Marifah School

School Principal

Position Title: Principal
Reports to: The Marifah School Board

Mission, Vision, and Goals of Marifah School: Marifah School is dedicated to providing a holistic and inclusive learning environment that seamlessly integrates Islamic values into academic excellence. Our vision is to nurture compassionate, knowledgeable, and morally grounded individuals who contribute positively to society. Our goals include academic proficiency, Islamic values integration, student well-being, cultural diversity celebration, community engagement, and continuous improvement.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Educational Leadership:
    • Provide visionary leadership to ensure the realization of Marifah School’s mission and goals.
    • Foster a culture of academic excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of effective teaching strategies aligned with Islamic values.
  2. Islamic Values Integration:
    • Integrate Islamic teachings seamlessly into the school’s ethos and academic curriculum.
    • Cultivate an environment that promotes Islamic values, ethics, and moral character development.
  3. Staff Management:
    • Recruit, mentor, and evaluate teaching and administrative staff.
    • Foster a collaborative and supportive work environment that aligns with Marifah School’s values.
  4. Curriculum Development:
    • Lead the development and refinement of a curriculum that aligns with Ontario educational standards and Islamic principles.
    • Ensure the curriculum reflects a commitment to academic excellence and the holistic development of students.
  5. Student Well-being and Safety:
    • Oversee initiatives that prioritize the well-being, safety, and inclusivity of students.
    • Implement and monitor anti-bullying programs, mental health awareness, and student support services.
  6. Community Engagement:
    • Cultivate positive relationships with parents, community leaders, and local organizations.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to enhance community engagement, involvement, and support.
  7. Financial Management:
    • Develop and manage the school budget effectively.
    • Seek and secure funding opportunities to support the school’s mission and programs.
  8. Professional Development:
    • Encourage and facilitate ongoing professional development for staff.
    • Stay abreast of educational trends, policies, and best practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Educational Leadership, or a related field.
  • OCT certification (preferred).
  • 5 years’ principal / teaching experience in elementary schools in Canada or at International Schools
  • Leadership experience in an educational setting, preferably at the elementary level.
  • Proven experience in creating a positive and engaging learning environment for young children.
  • Professional and respectful attitude with parents, colleagues and administration
  • Evidence of sensitivity and respect for others and a willingness to work within cultural boundaries.
  • Experience developing curriculum
  • Professional learning community (PLC) knowledge and background preferred.
  • Proven experience in programming for students of all abilities, interests, and learning styles.
  • Proficient in English language (oral and written). Fluency additionally in Arabic and/or French is preferred
  • Strong communication both oral and written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative educational team.
  • In-depth understanding and commitment to Islamic values.
  • Recent criminal background check, including a vulnerable sector search (VSS).
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada

The Principal at Marifah School plays a pivotal role in shaping the educational experience, fostering a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment rooted in Islamic values. If you are a visionary leader committed to academic excellence and holistic student development, we invite you to join us on this inspiring journey.

Please apply by uploading cover letter and CV or by email to We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those with appropriate backgrounds and experience will be contacted once there are open vacancies.

Employment/Volunteering: Employment
Class: admin Teaching
Type: Full Time
Location: Stittsville Ottawa

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