ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL | 7-12 | 808 Students
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington
Commencement Date: Term 3, 2022
Closing Date: Monday, 15 August 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

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Kensington is an innovative, future-focused community, keenly attentive to preparing our young women for tomorrow’s world. Our school nurtures a learning environment that develops faith-filled, adaptive thinkers who influence our society for the greater good. In an environment of growth and opportunity, our young women are offered dynamic and interconnected deep learning experiences as we partner with industry, agencies and tertiary institutions, so students are engaged in active, authentic, inquiry-based learning that draws upon all learners strengths and attributes.

Guided by our motto Regnet Christus – May Christ Reign – the College together with the Parish supports the spiritual journey of students within the context of the Catholic faith and practice. Students are inspired to be the heart and hand of Jesus and live out the Gospel values to make a difference in the world.

About You

As the Assistant Principal, you will have the opportunity to professionally grow and play a vital part in establishing a deep sense of belonging and partnership within the community. Key areas of responsibility include working closely with staff to ensure the best pedagogical practice, professional performance and learning growth for each and every student. You will have strong communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, the proven ability to work collaboratively and be driven to learn and implement new ideas across the entire school community.

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

  • leading a school-wide culture that is characterised by high performance, continuous improvement, data-informed decision making and a commitment to best practice 
  • developing and implementing effective strategies for high-quality induction and professional learning of staff, including performance reviews to build professional capacity
  • collaboratively leading a culture of effective, distributive, and sustainable religious leadership, prioritising partnership with parish communities and the wider Church
  • leading with exemplary practice in planning, implementing, and reviewing teaching and learning strategies and programs to develop student knowledge, understanding and skills
  • leading within a network to promote the reciprocal benefits of school and system partnerships
  • fostering strong professional networks and partnerships to share best practice and deliver improved student outcomes
  • contributing actively to the life and mission of the Catholic Church, through word and action, demonstrating the values of the Gospel at work.

You will have attained or be pursuing the following qualifications:

  • has completed, or has evidence of, postgraduate qualifications or Master’s in Leadership, Religion, Theology or a relevant educational field
  • requirements of (Category E) in the Accreditation Policy to Work Teach and Lead in Sydney Catholic Schools or agree to meet these requirements in your first contract term. 

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


Submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button and follow the steps to complete your application.

To complete the application process you will need to attach:

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

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