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Principal - St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Warracknabeal - Catholic Education Ballarat, VIC

St Mary's Primary School, Warracknabeal is a thriving school community of approximately 70 students. We are seeking a Principal to lead this community from January 2022.



Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL) governs 56 parish schools across Western Victoria. As the administrative arm of DOBCEL, Catholic Education Ballarat (CEB) provides support and leadership to schools within the Ballarat Diocese. CEB engages with schools to promote Catholic identity, deliver quality learning, enable effective stewardship, and nurture respectful relationships.

St Mary’s Primary School, Warracknabeal is located on Victoria’s south-west coast and is a thriving school community of approx. 70 students. The school is supported by a team of 20 dedicated staff who are committed to the development and implementation of a faith-based learning and teaching curriculum. The whole school is focused on providing a student-centred learning environment and experience, with emphasis on creating a learning culture based on positive relationships and student outcomes.

We are seeking a collaborative and visionary educational leader to model faith in action, inspire the School community, and enact a shared vision focused on excellence in education. The Principal will lead through personal and professional example to ensure the School:

  • is recognised as an authentic Catholic school that promotes Gospel values and nurtures spiritual development;
  • delivers a dynamic and contemporary school curriculum that emphasises student focused learning experiences for students;
  • nurtures student wellbeing and individualised learning in a supportive environment;
  • prioritises student safety and recognises the uniqueness, value and contribution of each person;
  • works collaboratively with the School parent/carer community to support learning;
  • has a highly engaged professional learning community of staff dedicated to continuous improvement.

Working in partnership with Catholic Education Ballarat, the Principal will lead the operational and strategic planning for the School, provide effective stewardship of resources and establish meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual responsibility.

Commencement Date: Term 1, January 2022.



Please visit the DOBCEL website and download the position description and an application pack.

For a confidential discussion about the position contact:

  • Michael Trainor, Human Resources Manager (03) 5337 7109
  • Chris Robarts, Education Consultant: Northern Zone (03) 4333 5607

Applications close: Monday 27 September 2021 at 9am.



St Mary’s Primary School, Warracknabeal is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children and young people in its care.

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