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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL | K-6 | 181 Students
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Villawood
Commencement Date: Term 1, 28 January 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Villawood is committed to a strong partnership with parents to foster students’ academic growth and the  development of strong social skills and personal responsibility.

The school is very active in celebrating the Catholic faith and liturgical life of students and their families and parents and staff are invited to lead by active faith witness and example. 

The curriculum offered at the school challenges the students to continuously strive for excellence. It focuses on the development of core skills of literacy and numeracy in an engaging environment which also offers a wide range of extracurricular opportunities

About You

As the Assistant Principal, you will play a vital part in establishing a sense of belonging and partnership within our community. You will be genuinely student-centred – supporting a culture where students are given the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways in an environment that is safe, caring and where every individual is valued. Key areas of responsibility include pastoral leadership, teaching and learning and community engagement.

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

  • leading a school wide culture that is characterised by high performance, continuous improvement, data informed decision making and 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
  • driving a whole school commitment to continuous improvement using problem-solving, creative thinking, feedback and advice
  • motivating and working with others to initiate and foster evidence-based reflection and improvement, ensuring best practice in contemporary teaching and learning
  • understanding the diverse nature of learners and proven excellence in meeting their needs 
  • leading within a network to promote  the reciprocal benefits of school and system partnerships
  • creating a culture of inclusion and hospitality by initiating relevant opportunities to engage with parents, caregivers and parish to build and maintain effective partnerships
  • 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:

  • postgraduate studies in Leadership, Religion, Theology or another 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:

  • cover letter (addressing the above key criteria and providing evidence of your previous impact)
  • resume.

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence
Sydney Catholic Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education Care Workers) Order 2021, all of our staff are required to provide Vaccination Evidence that is compliant with the Order as a condition of employment. Compliance with the Order and providing the evidence is an essential requirement of employment with Sydney Catholic Schools.

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