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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL | K-6 | 307 Students
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School Campsie
Commencement Date: Term 1, 28 January 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

St Mel’s Catholic Primary School Campsie has a very strong learning culture  promoting a unique school-wide learning framework, Organic Learning. We believe all learners, regardless of age, have the capacity to change the world.  Children are taught how to learn through opportunities  that enable them to take control of their learning in a self-determined way.  This fosters agency and internal motivation in all learners. Striving for educational excellence, each educational program that is delivered to students develops them spiritually, socially, physically, creatively and intellectually.

The school fosters a collaborative relationship with the students, parents and the greater community to offer each child an education based on faith and excellence.

St Mel’s Catholic Primary School, Campsie provides a safe and supportive environment to nurture students in Inclusive classrooms founded in the values of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

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; enabling a culture where students can learn in a variety of ways in an environment that is safe, caring and where every individual is valued. You will possess a deep understanding of how to cater for students with a range of complex needs from a diversity of backgrounds.  Key areas of supporting the Principal include pastoral leadership, teaching and student care and management of the Amadeus Music program.

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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