Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is responsible for the leadership of 150 Catholic primary and secondary schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney, which educates more than 70,000 students. Our mission is to know and love Christ through learning and our vision is to foster thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning. At the heart of all we do are our core values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration, and truth.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL | K-6 | 380 Students
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, North Strathfield

Ashfield-Olympic Park
Commencement Date: 19th April 2021 (or earlier by negotiation)
Closing Date: 13th January 2021

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School (OLA) is a purpose-built, future-oriented school, reflecting the high aspirations of our community. The heart of the learning experience at OLA is knowing our learners. We prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. Teaching and learning is relevant, engaging and collaborative, and of the highest standard, matching the quality and excellence of the award-winning facilities.

Our students are educated to be interdependent learners and critical thinkers and achievers, well supported by highly qualified staff and a technology-infused learning environment. OLA is known as a faith community where high expectations and the pursuit of excellence are guiding principles, and curiosity, imagination and a love of learning are valued.

About You

As the Assistant Principal, you will play a vital part in establishing a sense of belonging and partnership with our community and parishes for families and students. Key areas of supporting the Principal include pastoral leadership, teaching and care.

Additionally, your role as a senior leader at Our Lady of the Assumption supports the Principal in modelling faith in action and delivering the strategic school goals as well as the day-to-day operations of the school including mentoring/management of school staff, communications, processes, systems, safety and security, and student wellbeing.

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

  • supporting the creation of a contemporary, student-centric learning culture;
  • developing and implementing effective strategies for high-quality induction and professional learning of staff including performance reviews;
  • driving a personal and team commitment to continuous school improvement using problem-solving, creative thinking, feedback and advice;
  • motivating and working with others to initiate and foster evidence-based reflection, and future-focused improvement and innovation to achieve best practices in contemporary teaching and learning;
  • creating a Catholic learning culture of shared responsibility focused on quality teaching and quality learning for all students;
  • managing and leading change and improvement within a school and its community;
  • creating a culture of inclusion and hospitality by initiating relevant opportunities to engage with parents, caregivers, and Church to build and maintain effective partnerships.
  • engagement and contribution to the life and mission of the Catholic Church, including being a practising Catholic who demonstrates the values of the Gospel into work.

You will also possess the following qualifications:

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


To apply for this position please CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, if you are a current Sydney Catholic Schools Ltd employee, please CLICK HERE to apply.

To complete the application process you will need to attach:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Parish Priest reference form
  • Academic transcripts


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

To know and love Christ through learning.

Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, and collaboration.