Assistant Principal: Strategy and Transition

Sydney Catholic Schools is responsible for the leadership, efficient operation and management of the systemic schools, which educate around 71,000 students in 152 parish primary and regional secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney. 

Assistant Principal: Strategy and Transition| K-12 | Marist College North ShoreCommencement Date: 28 January 2019
Closing Date: Friday 27 July 2018

The Sydney Catholic Schools Office is working collaboratively to establish an educational and pastoral precinct within the Parish of Our Lady of the Way North Sydney.  The model will see close collaboration between Our Lady of the Way Parish, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School North Sydney and Marist College North Shore ; as well as a network of local feeder primary schools. The precinct model will seek to align academic, pastoral and wellbeing aspects of learning in a K-12 vision. Additionally, Marist College will transition to become coeducational with the first cohort of girls commencing in January 2021.

Within the Evangelising Mission of the Church, the role of The Assistant Principal: Strategy and Transition is to lead the North Sydney Precinct and feeder school community in the process of establishing a K-12 coeducational Catholic school on the current North Sydney site. The Assistant Principal: Strategy and Transition, will work collaboratively with the Principals of each Catholic school in the North Sydney Network to give leadership that is religious, strategic, pedagogical, and community focused.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will operate at the Emerging Principal level of the Assistant Principal Growth Maps. The role will provide opportunity for the successful applicant to develop against the leadership standards.

The Assistant Principal: Strategy and Transition, as a member of the Marist College Leadership Team, will focus on the following key aspects:

  • Leading transition to co-education at Marist Catholic College
  • Leading effective wellbeing for students, particularly during transition 6/7
  • Developing Curriculum Pathways K-12
  • Developing a Vision for Learning and School-wide pedagogy
  • Leading professional learning for staff
  • Facilitating Community engagement

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate proven experience in:

  • Developing and maintaining effective strategies for high quality induction, professional learning and performance review and monitoring
  • Creating a Catholic learning culture of shared responsibility focused on quality teaching and quality learning for all students
  • Effective Instructional leadership through drawing on a range of high yield strategies to improve learning, including data analysis
  • Strategic thinking in managing and leading change and improvement within the school and its community
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and hospitality through engagement with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Building collaborative cultures for learning and providing high quality communication to stakeholders.

You will also possess the following qualifications:

  • Post graduate study in Leadership
  • Eligibility for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School (Category E), Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead in systemic Catholic schools Archdiocese of Sydney

This appointment will be for an initial contract of three years.

Applicants are invited to have a confidential conversation with the Senior Consultant prior to submitting an application by calling the Eastern Region office on 8344 3000 should they wish.

Applicants are required to fill out the Assistant Principal Application Package along with related documents and return it via email to

This role is classified as a child related work and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.

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