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PRINCIPAL | K-6 | 371 Students
St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Meadowbank
Commencement Date: Term 1, 28 January 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Meadowbank is a wonderfully supportive community characterised by our Catholic values and the delivery of excellent academic results . Engaged parents support all aspects of school life, creating a strong community which helps to  develop confident, capable and caring citizens of our world.

Our teachers are incredibly committed and personalise the learning experience of each student by setting individual academic targets and teaching and measuring against these standards. 

Our students are leaders and are encouraged to explore the many co-curricular opportunities available to them which helps develop well rounded and responsible young people.

With building projects underway and solid growth projections, St Michael’s Catholic Primary School has the potential to expand to a three-stream school. Under the leadership of a great curriculum and religious leader, our School will continue to build on strong foundations of academic, social and spiritual development for all members of our community. . 

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 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 Educational discipline
  • met 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 ongoing personal and professional development within 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


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Working With Children Clearance

This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a Working With Children 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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Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning

Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, and collaboration

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