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 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School Prestons
Commencement Date: Term 1, 28 January 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

The students at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School Prestons enjoy learning in an environment that is rich in creativity and challenge. Students are encouraged to grow and become compassionate, confident, and highly skilled learners. The learning opportunities provided by dedicated staff value the unique passions and gifts of every student.

We strive to achieve educational excellence by offering each student the opportunity to develop their individual abilities while working in close partnership with parents. Our educational programs are committed to developing the whole student – spiritually, physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and with a deep sense of citizenship.

About You

As the Assistant Principal, you will play a vital part in ensuring excellent teaching and learning. You will foster strong engagement with students, staff and parents, building community within the school and in partnership with the parish. Key areas of responsibility include pastoral leadership, teaching and learning and community engagement. You will have strong communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and be driven to learn and bring new ideas to the leadership team.

In this exciting leadership role, you will work with the Principal and Executive Team :  

  • 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 key criteria)
  • 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.

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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