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 | 7-12 | 595 Students
St Clare’s Catholic College, Waverley
North Sydney – Harbour Network
Commencement Date: 19th April 2021 (or earlier by negotiation)
Closing Date: 13th January 2021

St Clare’s College is a flourishing educational and faith-filled community situated in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs. Central to our College life and learning are the values of our Catholic faith. These are nurtured by the Franciscan tradition and captured by our school motto “Deus meus et omnia”, My God in all things.

Life at St Clare’s College is enriched by student involvement in co-curricular activities with a focus on academic pursuits, social justice and environmental initiatives as well as involvement in representative and local sporting competitions. The College provides a very strong academic program that is designed to foster enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn that will equip students to meet the challenges of a changing and technology-rich world. The academic program is supplemented by formal enrichment and learning support programs to cater to students with a wide range of interests and ability.

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 St Clare’s College 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
  • Evidence of performance at higher levels (Highly Accomplished or Lead) against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


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.