Principal - Holy Spirit Catholic Primary, Nicholls ACT

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Work type: Permanent/Ongoing
Location: Holy Spirit Primary (Nicholls)
Categories: Principal

Principal – Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Nicholls

Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Nicholls
Closing date: Sunday, 26 September 2021 at 11:55pm (position extended)
Contractual term: full-time
Start date: January 2022 
Remuneration: $178,591 - $187,991 plus superannuation

Who are we?
Catholic Education Archdiocese Canberra & Goulburn (CECG) is a leading education provider in the Canberra and southern NSW region. We have city, rural, coastal and remote schools in an area of 88,000 square kilometres from Pambula in the south to Goulburn and Crookwell in the north and west to Lake Cargelligo. The System is comprised of 29 schools and 8 early learning centres in the ACT and 27 schools in NSW. We educate approximately 21,000 students and have over 2000 staff.

About the role
Principals of Catholic schools are called to live and promote our Vision – to share and witness to our Catholic Faith and Traditions, build inclusive communities and deliver contemporary quality learning opportunities for every person.

Holy Spirit prides itself on being an inclusive and welcoming community catering for students from Preschool through to Year 6. Holy Spirit strives for the shared values of commitment, respect, acceptance, integrity, understanding, care and compassion, which has been instrumental in the pursuit of growth and educational excellence at Holy Spirit.

We are seeking candidates who can commit to the purpose of our schools: namely “To be faith filled Catholic learning communities of hope, joy and wonder where all are welcome and inspired to grow to their potential.”

We are also looking for a Principal who will actively engage with the community and grow school enrolments under their leadership.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Belong to a supportive network of schools
  • Opportunities to further develop professionally as an educational leader
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of staff, students, parents and the broader community
  • Attractive Remuneration Package


Essential Criteria

  1. practising Catholic with a demonstrated commitment to Catholic education, and an understanding of the leadership role in Catholic education
  2. have academic qualifications additional to initial teacher education (Master’s degree or five year equivalent)
  3. demonstrated comprehensive understanding of curriculum, assessment and student welfare issues including child protection
  4. experience in leading inclusive teaching and learning communities
  5. demonstrated capacity to make data informed decisions to inform teaching and learning
  6. demonstrated ability to integrate the use of Information and communication technologies to both engage students in their learning and prepare them for an increasingly technological society
  7. demonstrated experience in building teacher capacity and managing performance of individuals and teams
  8. demonstrated capacity to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to improve teaching and learning
  9. strong interpersonal skills and effective change agent with the ability to influence across a wide range of stakeholders including parents, other systemic principals, Catholic Education personnel and external stakeholders
  10. demonstrated ability to meet the five leadership practices of our Leadership Framework
  11. be accredited, or willing to undergo accreditation, to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school.


Application process

Applications must include:

  • Covering letter including statements made against the five (1-5) leadership practices outlined in the applicant pack
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • At least four (4) referees, one of whom is your Catholic Priest.

Please apply via the link

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with CEO policy.

Position Description

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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