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Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland Newca... - Swansea, TAS

Education, Childcare & Training
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Reference No : 11116
External Position
Closing Date: Sunday 13 June, 2021

SWANSEA St Patrick's Primary School

Vacancy Type
Permanent Full Time

(Kindergarten to Year 6, Enrolment 145)

St Patrick's Primary School, Swansea, endeavours to provide students with an enriched educational and caring environment with a focus on meeting the individual learning needs of each student.

An exciting, potentially career defining role has become available for a school Principal. We are looking for a transformational leader with the ability to provide a visionary and forward-thinking approach in maintaining the current legacy of excellent education. As the Principal you will lead the school community in developing and shaping a shared vision on providing quality educational experiences and learning outcomes for all students while nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers and key stakeholders.

This position comes with the exciting opportunity to influence, mentor and support the learning and growth of our invaluable teachers and assist in setting high expectations for the growth of our students and staff.

Position Requirements
All teachers will be expected to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) required by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Principals should be guided by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals. Both standards are reflected in the key professional practices aligned to the role of Principal.

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults - particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and, where legislated, hold a Working with Children Check. Diocesan workers are expected to personally adopt and enact the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement.

Essential Criteria
  • A practising Catholic with a personal commitment to Catholic Education who can clearly demonstrate their vision and commitment to leading and learning within our Diocesan community
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Religious Education, Theological Studies, or a willingness to enrol and complete within four years of appointment

  • Postgraduate qualifications in Educational Leadership combined with a minimum of ten years teaching experience or an equivalent combination of experience, training and achievement

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and create a shared improvement, innovation and change agenda that aligns with system priorities to embed a culture of high expectations for student learning and evidence-based high impact teacher practice

  • Proven strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with all key stakeholders sensitively and actively, and demonstrated capacity to build solid trusting relationships with students, staff and parents

  • An ability to effectively analyse and respond to student data on Catholic identity, academic performance, behaviour, and wellbeing to enhance learning outcomes

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively optimise the school’s human, financial and physical resources to deliver high quality organisational and educational outcomes

  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant legislative and legal frameworks including equity and diversity, work health and safety and performance management principles in the management of staff and the capacity to implement relevant plans and policies to ensure strong governance

  • Willingness to comply with the CSO Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead Policy. Category E – Accreditation for Senior Leadership

  • The applicant must provide evidence of the following:
  • Four-year trained teacher classification
  • NESA Accredited

  • Current NESA and Working with Children number

  • Completion of anaphylaxis training

  • Desirable Criteria
  • Experience working across more than one school setting
  • Active participation and leadership in education forums (i.e. Principal/Assistant Principal Professional Associations/Networks)

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    Conditions of Employment
    Salary is in accordance with NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Principals Multi- Enterprise Agreement 2020.

    Applications Close
    Sunday 13 June, 2021

    Forward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.


    Team Talent (talent@mn.catholic.org.au)

    Applications to:

    By email (preferred):

    Team Talent

    By post:

    Talent Partner
    Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

    Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info
    Benefits including:
  • A corporate fitness program;

  • Employee assistance program (EAP);

  • Paid parental leave;

  • Training and staff development programs;

  • Access to long service leave after just five years; and

  • Opportunity for leasing motor vehicles. To apply: The covering letter attached to your completed application and CV should address the essential and desirable criteria outlined above to be a maximum of 4 pages and should record your current NESA and Working With Children number. Please download the application pack and additional school specific information. Applications should be emailed as one PDF attachment (Reference 11116) to talent@mn.catholic.org.au by 11.59pm on the closing date. Referees: Intending applicants are required to nominate three (3) referees:

  • The Parish Priest of their parish of worship and/or parish in which they teach

  • Current Principal (if applicable)

  • One or two other (which may include School Consultant or Area Supervisor) Confidential Reports will be obtained from these people. **Please note that by not addressing the selection criteria, this may affect our application and you may not be shortlisted.**
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