Principal (Primary)

St Joseph's Catholic Parish Primary School, Bulli


Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 8 October 2023

Kindergarten to Year 6 serving the Bulli Parish with an enrolment of approximately 404 pupils.

<p><b>Location:</b> St Joseph's Catholic Parish Primary School, Bulli</p><p dir="ltr">The Director of Schools, Diocese of Wollongong, invites applications from suitably experienced leaders for the Principal position at St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Primary School, Bulli commencing January 2024.</p> <p dir="ltr">In the Diocese of Wollongong, Principals are critical leaders in our purpose to create vibrant Catholic school communities where every student finds meaning and purpose in their life through experiencing continual growth in faith and improvement in learning.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHY WORK FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE DIOCESE OF WOLLONGONG</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We provide our Principals with:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Excellent <strong>professional &amp; leadership development</strong> programs, tailored to your needs.</li> <li dir="ltr">A <strong>generous remuneration package.</strong></li> <li dir="ltr">An environment that encourages <strong>innovation and collaboration</strong> through education.</li> <li dir="ltr">A platform to contribute to the l<strong>ife, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.</strong></li> <li dir="ltr">A <strong>collaborative team culture</strong> with first class support from the Catholic Education Office across all key business functions.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>ABOUT THE SCHOOL</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">St Joseph’s Catholic Parish Primary School, Bulli is a vibrant Catholic co-educational primary school where every student is provided with a high-quality learning program in a supportive and collaborative environment that challenges each student to reach their potential.</p> <p dir="ltr">The spirit of St Joseph’s is captured in the school crest and motto, 'Veritas et Lux' meaning 'Truth and Light', which calls the school community to understand the value of truth and the knowledge that God’s love is the Light of the World. The school has a long history in the Josephite tradition and was led by the Sisters of St Joseph for 103 years.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>ABOUT YOU</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To achieve success in the role, the successful candidate will be someone who can:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Model Catholic faith in action and evidence a deep understanding and commitment to the mission and purpose of the catholic school within the broader evangelising mission of the church.</li> <li dir="ltr">Develop a culture of effective teaching and learning, by leading, designing and managing the quality of the educational experiences of all students.</li> <li dir="ltr">Build the capacity of staff within a professional, collaborative learning community through the provision of effective professional learning opportunities, regular feedback and performance management.</li> <li dir="ltr">Manage innovation and change to ensure that the school’s vision and strategic plan for improvement are aligned, actioned and realised.</li> <li dir="ltr">Display clear understanding of governance responsibilities and ensure that school processes meet system, NESA and legislative requirements.</li> <li dir="ltr">Recognise and build on the uniqueness of the school, church and local community&nbsp; to develop a mutually supportive, collaborative and trusting relationship with stakeholders to ensure their engagement in the life of the school.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>QUALIFICATIONS</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr">Post-graduate study in a relevant discipline.</li> <li dir="ltr">Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School (Category E) in accordance with the ‘Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead in Systemic Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Wollongong’ policy.</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 expression of interest application 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, 8 October 2023, 11:55pm</strong></p>
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