Principal - Good Shepherd Primary - Amaroo, ACT

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Location: Good Shepherd Primary (Amaroo)
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Principal – Good Shepherd Primary - Amaroo

Location: Good Shepherd Primary, Amaroo
Closing date: Sunday, 1 October 2023 at 11:55 pm 
Commencement date: January 2024

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 3000 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.

Good Shepherd Primary School is known for its strong community spirit, commitment to family, and strong link with the Parish of Holy Spirit. Literacy, Numeracy, and ICT are key focus areas in our teaching, with staff active in developing our curriculum to ensure it is relevant and effective for all our students. Good Shepard Primary creates a community where each child can thrive and each family feels connected with their children's learning. At Good Shepard Primary you will have the privilege to lead 61 staff in a school with student enrolments of 764*.

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.

*Numbers correct at time of publication.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Be apart of a system committed to work-class professional learning, through Catalyst.
  • An attractive remuneration package.
  • Salary packaging options.
  • Access to the staff wellbeing program.
  • Opportunities to further develop professionally as an educational leader.
  • Make a positive difference in the lives of staff, students, parents, and the broader community.

Essential Criteria

  1. Be a practicing Catholic with a demonstrated commitment to Catholic education, and an understanding of the leadership role in Catholic education
  2. Possess an academic qualifications additional to initial teacher education (Master’s degree or five-year equivalent)
  3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of curriculum, assessment, and student welfare issues including child protection
  4. Experience in leading inclusive teaching and learning communities
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to make data-informed decisions to inform teaching and learning
  6. Demonstrate the 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. Demonstrate experience in building teacher capacity and managing the performance of individuals and teams
  8. Demonstrate the capacity to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to improve teaching and learning
  9. Possess strong interpersonal skills and effective change agent with the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders including parents, other systemic principals, Catholic Education personnel, and external stakeholders
  10. Demonstrate the ability to meet the five leadership practices of our Leadership Framework (See Principal 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 Daylight Time

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