PRINCIPAL | K-6 | 166 Students
St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School Annandale
Commencement Date: Term 1, 2024
Closing Date: Monday, 5 June 2023

About Sydney Catholic Schools

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 147 schools, more than 72,000 students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.  

About the school

St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School Annandale is an inclusive and engaging community where every child is known. Our teachers are passionate about learning and work as a team to develop and create a learning environment where our children can realise their full potential. With parents and families integral to the life of the school, we have developed a proven model for inspiring young hearts and minds for an exciting future. 

St Brendan’s is a faith-centred community. It was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph, an order established by St Mary of the Cross, MacKillop. The charism of our founders is reflected in the school’s mission to ‘not see a need without doing something about it’. St Brendan’s Parish and St Brendan’s school work together to nurture spirituality and educate our students in the Catholic traditions and practices. Our parish priest takes an integral role in the Catholic education of each and every child.

About you

  • Are you an innovative educator ready to take the next step in your professional journey? 
  • Are you committed to leading 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 in establishing 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:

  • a Masters in Educational Leadership or another relevant discipline
  • 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


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:

For any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Emma Gleeson, Recruitment Supervisor 

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

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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