PRINCIPAL | 7-12 | 440 Students
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer
Commencement Date: Term 1, 2025
Closing Date: Monday, 24 June 2024

About Sydney Catholic Schools

In joining Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS), you will be part of the largest Catholic education community in NSW, with a unified vision and shared resources, encompassing over 145 schools and over 74,000 students. We enable job mobility across the system, diverse career opportunities and an extensive suite of professional development programs.

SCS is recognised for outstanding student achievement. We focus on enabling a quality preschool to post-school learning journey for every child, supported by a team of dedicated educators and caregivers.

About the school

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College Burraneer is an educational environment tailored to the needs of young women, where an emphasis on excellence, compassion and resilience underpins the development of their faith, character and intellect.

Our College vision in creating a positive culture of excellence is achieved through dynamic teaching and personalised learning giving each student the opportunity for independence of thinking and self-discipline. We want our young women to leave our school empowered to do their best through the experiences of leadership and social justice alongside diverse curriculum opportunities.

As we continue to deliver excellence in teaching and learning, the priority of the College in 2024 and beyond will be to meet the demand in the area to become a future-focused 7-12 College delivering high quality educational outcomes for every student.

What we offer:

  • attractive remuneration and salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900 annually
  • extensive professional development and leadership opportunities
  • tailored mentorship program for new principals
  • up to 25% discount on school fees for parents of SCS students
  • generous Employee Referral Program
  • health and wellbeing initiatives and resources, including voice care programs, advice on nutrition and free annual flu shots.

About you

  • Are you an innovative educator ready to take the next step in your professional journey?
  • Are you committed to lead a dynamic Catholic school of the future?
  • Is the value of community important to you?
  • Are you energised by creating experiences that challenge schools, students, teachers and parents to achieve and grow in ways they never thought possible?
  • Can you build a great team and strong relationships that are faith-filled and optimistic?
  • Do you actively contribute to the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community?

In this exciting and rewarding role, you will be involved in making a difference in the lives of young people by:

  • making explicit, through witness and example, the mission of Catholic schools
  • leading strategic change through consultation and collaboration with stakeholders
  • developing innovative programs to address individual students’ needs
  • improving student outcomes by improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning
  • creating a school-wide professional learning culture
  • monitoring the performance and organisational health of the school to identify ways to improve the educational experience
  • promoting a culture of informed decision-making, transparency and collaboration incorporating the use of data
  • leading as part of a Network a compelling pre to post educational experience
  • examining the context of the broader community and global educational trends for the benefit of the school.

You will have attained the following:

  • postgraduate qualifications or Masters in Leadership, Religion, Theology or a relevant educational field
  • the 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.

As an educational leader, you will champion and support the ongoing personal and professional development of yourself and your team. Strategically, your vision will be to build and foster a culture of continuous improvement and sustainability in all areas within your school.

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

Application Process

Submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button and follow the steps to complete your application. To support your application, you will be required to attach:

General Enquiries: For more information about this role or any general enquiries, please contact Emma Gleeson, Supervisor: Talent Acquisition via email at

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries, please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (8am-5pm Mon-Fri).

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
Click here to access SCS’ Statement of Commitment to Child Safety and join us in creating a culture of child safety and wellbeing.

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

SCS welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and candidates with diverse backgrounds.