ACTING PRINCIPAL | K-6 | 110 Students
St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School, Auburn South
Commencement Date: Term 1, 2023 – Term 1, 2024
Closing Date: Monday, 10 October 2022

About Sydney Catholic Schools

Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community. 

About the school

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School Auburn South is a small and inclusive community where our teachers know every child and encourage them to reach their full potential. We provide experienced, specialised teachers to support the academic needs of each child, helping them to be reflective, self-motivated learners.

Parents and carers are active in their support, whether it be for a social gathering, prayer celebration, playgroup session, parent information workshop or a school event.

St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School Auburn South is proud of its strong partnership with the parish and its community. Our Year 5 and 6 students have an opportunity to take part in the annual Pope Francis Awards which are designed to help children show signs of love in their daily lives and be active members of their local church.

About you

  • Are you an innovative educator ready to take the next step in your professional journey? 
  • Are you committed to leading a dynamic Catholic school of the future?
  • Is the value of community important to you?
  • Are you energised by creating experiences that challenge schools, students, teachers and parents to achieve and grow in ways they never thought possible?
  • Can you build a great team and strong relationships that are faith-filled and optimistic?
  • Do you actively contribute to the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community?

In this exciting and rewarding role, you will be involved in making a difference in the lives of young people by:

  • making explicit, through witness and example, the mission of Catholic schools 
  • leading strategic change through consultation and collaboration with stakeholders
  • developing innovative programs to address individual students’ needs 
  • improving student outcomes by improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning
  • creating a school-wide professional learning culture
  • monitoring the performance and organisational health of the school to identify ways to improve the educational experience
  • promoting a culture of informed decision-making, transparency and collaboration incorporating the use of data 
  • leading as part of a network in establishing a compelling pre to post-educational experience
  • examining the context of the broader community and global educational trends for the benefit of the school.

You will have attained:

  • a Masters in Educational Leadership or another relevant discipline
  • the requirements of (Category E) in the Accreditation Policy to Work Teach and Lead in Sydney Catholic Schools or agree to meet these requirements within a specified period. 

As an educational leader, you will champion and support the ongoing personal and professional development of yourself and your team. Your vision will be to build and foster a culture of continuous improvement and sustainability in all areas within your school.

SCS offers a generous salary package for school leadership positions and the salaries for SCS principal roles are available at


Submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button and follow the steps to complete your application. To support your application, you will be required to attach;

For any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Emma Gleeson, Recruitment Supervisor

Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

To know and love Christ through learning.

Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, and collaboration.

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