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Principal: St Joseph's Primary School Quarry Hill - Catholic Education Sandhurst, Regional Victoria - Quarry Hill, VIC

The opportunity for an experienced educator who is seeking a new Principal career now presents at St Joseph's Primary School located in Quarry Hill.

St Joseph’s Primary School is a learning institution that educates the children of Quarry Hill and district in a safe, happy and supportive environment. Central to the aim of the school is the faith development and nurturing of Church life of each member of the school community. 2020 census figures indicate an enrolment of 253 students, who were educated across 11 classrooms. All students were instructed by staff who utilised the Victorian Curriculum. This, coupled with our Catholic heritage that is taught with the support of the Source of Life Curriculum and Catholic Identity provided a holistic approach to learning that assisted our school in reaching our school’s ultimate aim: That all children reach their full potential in a safe environment that celebrates Catholicism and model’s life on the Gospel teachings of Christ Jesus.

St Joseph’s Primary School is primarily concerned with ‘Building Communities of Faith.’ A priority for the school as articulated in the Annual Action plan was to “Create a culture of high expectations across the school for all staff and students.” These expectations were outlined and explained clearly to students and school community. The aim of this was to send a consistent message across the whole school.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to the Catholic faith
  • Ability to contribute as an active member to the development of Catholic faith communities
  • Full Victorian accreditation to teach in Catholic education or equivalent from another jurisdiction, or evidence of a compliant application to gain full accreditation.
  • Experience in the teaching of Religious Education (Primary only)
  • Current full registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) or is committed to obtaining this registration prior to commencement
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional learning
  • A substantial history of proven teaching competence and success
  • Sound organisational and administrative skills
  • Experience in a designated leadership role within a school or at system level
  • Post-graduate studies relevant to the role of Principal, in addition to initial teacher training.

School-based Criteria

School-based criteria are determined as a result of considering the specific contextual needs of the school and should reflect an appropriate balance of the major areas of Catholic school leadership as articulated in the Sandhurst Leadership Capability Matrix

  • Leading the Catholic School
  • Leading a Well Community
  • Leading Learning and Teaching
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Leading Improvement, Innovation and Change
  • Leading the Management of the School
  • Engaging and Working with Community

For further information about this role, please contact Sharon Warren, Telephone (03) 5443 2377 or [email protected]

Application instructions

  1. Download the application package
  2. Complete the application package
  3. Provide your supporting documents
  4. Send your completed application and any supporting documents to [email protected]

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