PRINCIPAL | K-6 | 155 Students
St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Dulwich Hill
Commencement Date: Term 1, 2023
Closing Date: Sunday, 16 October 2022

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 over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community. 

About the school

St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Dulwich Hill has a strong community focus, committed to delivering academic excellence. Join a culture of inquiry and innovation promoting excellent teaching and learning practices. Our school provides a personalised curriculum which instils confidence and promotes learners who are able to take on the challenges of an ever changing world. In our amazing co-curricular programs, such as the Amadeus Music Program Years 3-6, Specialist PE and Music classes, Drama and Visual Arts, students are encouraged to explore and develop their talents, while connecting with others. At our school you’ll find our recently refurbished playground which provides great outdoor learning spaces, climbing and play equipment and beautifully landscaped gardens. At St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary School Dulwich Hill students strive to achieve academic growth and success. Our school relies on NAPLAN, Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) and the Year 6 Religious Education test to measure successful learning. Our Catholic school is part of St Paul of the Cross Catholic Church. We work in partnership with our local parish and priests in order to enrich the spiritual life of the students, staff and families of our school, bringing about the relationship with Jesus Christ. 

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 within a specified period. 

As an educational leader, you will champion and support the ongoing personal and professional development of yourself and your team. 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.