Acting Assistant Principal (Secondary)

St Benedict's Catholic College, Oran Park


Deputy / Assistant Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 19 May 2024

A co-educational, Year 7-12 Catholic High School which opened in 2011, serving the western Macarthur and Wollondilly areas, with an enrolment of 1032 students in 2024.

<p><b>Location:</b> St Benedict's Catholic College, Oran Park</p><p dir="ltr">The Director of Schools, Diocese of Wollongong, invites expressions of interest from suitably experienced leaders of education for the Acting Assistant Principal position at St Benedict's Catholic College, Oran Park. This is a temporary acting position for the duration of Terms 3 and 4, 2024, whilst the role holder is in the position of Acting Principal.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHY WORK WITH CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><br>We provide our Assistant Principals with:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Excellent professional &amp; leadership development programs, tailored to your needs</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A generous remuneration package</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">An environment that encourages innovation and collaboration through education</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">A platform to contribute to the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>ABOUT THE SCHOOL</strong></p> <p>The College takes its inspiration from St. Benedict of Nursia, the patron saint of students and the father of western monasticism. Set in a semi-rural environment on 8ha, the College offers a range of subjects from Stages 4-6 and extra curricula activities including sporting and cultural representative pathways through the Diocese of Wollongong and the Macarthur Independent Schools Association (MISA).</p> <p>In the Benedictine tradition, we aim to develop a love of learning and a love of God in a pastorally caring environment where “the strong have something to strive for and the poor have nothing to run from Benedictine education sets its sights on the transformation of the human mind and heart. Benedictine education stresses the formation of the whole person rather than the intellect alone.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>ABOUT YOU</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To achieve success in the role, you will be someone who:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Gives witness to the faith and contributes to the Catholic life and culture of the school community.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Builds a learning culture of shared responsibility for quality teaching and student learning growth, informed by data.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Builds capacity through your own professional development and supporting staff by providing access to effective continual professional learning opportunities, giving regular feedback and managing performance.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc">Acts strategically to drive school improvement initiatives aligned to the school’s vision and strategic plan.</li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Ensures that school processes meet system, NESA and legislative requirements.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Develops and maintains positive partnerships with students, families and carers, the local church and the wider school community.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>QUALIFICATIONS</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Post-graduate study in a relevant discipline.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc"> <p dir="ltr">Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School in accordance with the ‘Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead in Systemic Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Wollongong’ policy (or a commitment to acquiring within a 5 year period).</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCE</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This role is classified as child related work and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>POSITION APPLICATION</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Applicants are to complete an online expression of interest which asks to briefly address the essential criteria (the dot points in the ‘ABOUT YOU’ section of this position advertisement). Please keep your response to the equivalent of 2 pages in length.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">To confidentially discuss your application or general interest in this position please contact Brendan Hall, Team Leader - Recruitment on 02 4250 9522.</p> <p dir="ltr">To submit your application please select the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of this advertisement.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Applications Close: Sunday, 19 May at 11:55pm.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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