Principal - Medowie

Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland/Newcastle (see more jobs from this school)

Newcastle West, NSW 

Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 11 June 2024

Embark on an exciting journey as Foundation Principal to lead and shape the vibrant community at the new Catherine McAuley Primary School in Medowie!

The Catholic Schools Office is seeking a dynamic, Catholic educational leader to take up the role of Foundation Principal of this new K-6 Primary School, which is due to commence operation in 2026.<br>The appointment of a Foundation Principal will begin in January 2025.<br>If you are a practising Catholic, a visionary leader with a strong commitment to Catholic education and the capacity to build a vibrant Catholic school community, you are encouraged to apply for this exciting role.<br><br><br>Applicants will have significant experience in school leadership with proven ability to lead a high performing/successful Primary School.<br>The successful applicant will be a person who has the capacity to inspire, motivate and build a professional staff team, whilst balancing a dual agenda of innovation and continuous improvement.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank" ><strong><br><br><head3><b>POSITION DESCRIPTION</b></head3></strong></a><br><br>Demonstrated key capabilities include: <br><li>Working with a parish and community to build and animate a new learning centre incorporating flexible and agile learning spaces <br><li>Contemporary and innovative approaches to pedagogy  <br><li>The applicant should have at least ten years teaching experience and must have had experience in formal leadership positions across more than one school setting.  <br><li>The applicant should be able to provide evidence of significant and recent research based professional learning and how they demonstrate their approach to disseminating such knowledge to their leadership team and staff. <br><li>Participating in the evangelising mission of the Catholic Church <br><li>Evidence-based decision-making about learning and achievement <br><li>Overseeing a curriculum that is responsive to the diverse needs of students <br><li>Regular communication with and feedback to parents and students <br><br>BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US<br><li>Work in quality schools where students are nurtured, challenged and encouraged to excel and grow<br><li>A corporate fitness program through Fitness Passport<br><li>Employee assistance program (EAP)<br><li>Training and staff development programs<br><li>Paid parental leave for eligible employees<br><li>Access to long service leave after just five years for eligible employees.<br><br>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION<br><br>Contact James Tocci, Talent Lead on Tel: 0428 777 359 or via email:<br><br>TO APPLY, CLICK ON THE APPLY BUTTON BELOW AND<br><li>Please provide a copy of your Resume and a Cover Letter which addresses the three criterion points below and ensure your response to each is no longer than 300 words:<br><li>Can you describe a time when you worked with a parish and community to build and animate a new learning centre? What specific strategies did you use to engage the community and ensure the learning spaces met diverse needs? Provide concrete examples and discuss the impact of your work.<br><li>Please describe an experience where you implemented contemporary and innovative approaches to pedagogy in a learning environment. What specific methods or techniques did you use, and how did they enhance student engagement and learning outcomes? Provide examples of the impact these approaches had on your students.<br><li>Can you provide an example of how you have successfully built a collaborative culture within a school environment? What strategies did you employ to foster teamwork and collaboration, and how did you handle any challenges that arose? Describe the outcomes of your efforts and the impact on the school.<br><li>Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees including your current Line Manager and one other. Please provide them with this reference form for completion.<br><li>Applicants should provide a reference from your Parish Priest.  Please provide them with this reference form for completion.<br><br>Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted.<br><br>Applications close: Sunday 2nd June 2024 at 11.59pm<br><br>Additional information<br><br>The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable persons and preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect.  It is committed to implementing and maintaining compliance with the NSW Child Safe Standards and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and takes a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of children or vulnerable persons.  All who work in the name of the Diocese must comply with the Diocesan Safeguarding Framework Policy and act in accordance with the Diocese’s Code of Conduct which includes the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement. Employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check where necessary, in accordance with legislation.
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