Principal - St Bernard's Primary School, Batemans Bay NSW

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Principal, St Bernard's Primary School, Batemans Bay NSW

Location: Batemans Bay, NSW
Closing date: Sunday, 28 July 2024 at 11:55 pm
Commencement date: January 2025


About Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra

Catholic Education, Archdiocese Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) is a leading education provider in the Canberra and southern NSW region. CECG has city, regional, rural, coastal and remote work locations covering 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 nine early learning centres in the ACT and 27 schools in NSW. We educate approximately 24,000 students and engage over 3,500 staff.

CECG is one of Australia’s leading education systems for teacher professional learning and development. This has been achieved through the development and implementation of Catalyst, an evidence-based professional learning program based on the Science of Learning and Science of Reading Principles. The program has been developed in collaboration with leading experts such as Dr Lorraine Hammond, Jenny Donovan, Natalie Wexler, Michael Roberts, and Toni Hatten-Roberts, among others. It provides teachers with a suite of curated resources to support development, growth, and excellence in teaching and learning.

Principals of CECG schools are called to live out and promote our Vision, share and witness our Catholic faith and traditions, build inclusive communities, and deliver contemporary, quality learning for every student.

About St Bernard's Primary School

St. Bernard's is a Catholic co-educational primary school situated on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales.

St Bernard's aims to create a strong sense of belonging and integrate faith into everyday life. The team is committed to nurturing each student's academic, spiritual and emotional development and provide a quality, contemporary, Catholic education tailored to the needs of individual students. We recognise that each student brings a unique set of experiences, including cultural, emotional, spiritual, and social backgrounds.

St. Bernard's Primary School community is active and optimistic. Students are surrounded by families and staff who nurture and challenge them to grow. The community continually seeks ways to support families and students on their journey through primary school.

The Principal of St Bernard's leads a team of 42 employees and a student cohort of 384*. We are seeking a Principal who will actively engage with the community and increase school enrolments under their leadership.

*Enrolment numbers are correct at the time of publication.

CECG is seeking applications from candidates who can commit to the purpose of our schools, ‘To be faith-filled Catholic learning communities of hope, joy and wonder where all are welcome and inspired to grow to their potential.’

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Financial assistance for relocation purposes.
  • World-class professional learning through Catalyst.
  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Salary packaging options.
  • 24 weeks of paid parental leave for the primary carer.
  • Up to 14 weeks of paid parental leave for the non-primary career.
  • Access to the staff wellbeing program and choice of two Employee Assistance Program providers.
  • Opportunities to further develop professionally as an educational leader.
  • Opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of staff, students, families, and the broader community.

Essential Criteria

  1. Practising Catholic with a demonstrated commitment to Catholic education and an understanding of the leadership role in Catholic education.
  2. Possess 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 the 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 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.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter including statements addressing the five (1-5) leadership practices outlined in the Principal Applicant Pack
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • The names and contact details of at least four referees.  You must nominate the Catholic Priest of the Parish you attend and attach a written Reference Check.

Other Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible to apply for this position.
  • Appointment is subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment in accordance with CECG policy.

Position Description

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