Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB) provides a diverse range of educational options, from primary schools in small rural communities to large secondary schools. More than 9500 students attend 33 Catholic schools in the diocese, enjoying high educational standards in contemporary, Christ-centred learning environments. In partnership with parents and parishes, our schools nurture a relationship with Jesus, educate for academic excellence and prepare students for lifelong service in a faith-centred community.
The Assumption Catholic Primary School, Bathurst
The Assumption Catholic Primary School is a co-educational Catholic K-6 primary school with a current enrolment of 380 students. It is a part of the CEDB System of 33 schools.
The school has a proud history in Bathurst, beginning in 1952 when the Sisters of St. Joseph first established the school. From those beginnings, the Assumption school has grown into a vibrant contemporary Catholic community where children are known, valued and cared for. The school is a Professional Learning Community – watch a video to discover what this means in the CEDB context by clicking here.
Living in Bathurst
With a growing population of more than 40,000, Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland city. It is less than a three-hour drive from Sydney, with great facilities, an affordable lifestyle, and a thriving social scene. This is all wrapped up among the city’s heritage buildings and rich history. Locals enjoy the best of country life with all the conveniences and facilities of city living.
Bathurst is a regional education centre with many schools and a University (CSU). You’ll find everything you need in a city, including a state-of-the-art public hospital.
Please visit the CEDB website located at www.bth.catholic.edu.au to access a range of information, including the Vision and Mission and the Strategic Plan for 2022 – 2026.
Additional information on The Assumption Catholic Primary School can be viewed by visiting their website located at https://www.assumptionbathurst.catholic.edu.au/.
Position Title: Principal
Reports to: The Executive Director of Schools
The Catholic school principal serves as a Christ-centred leader who models the principles of our Quality Catholic Education framework.
The principal leads across the school community to form the school as a centre of faith, inclusion and missionary discipleship. They nurture and enhance the school as a professional learning community that is committed to high levels of learning for all.
The Principal has responsibility for supporting and monitoring the learning and growth of committed teachers and setting high standards for students and staff performance, enabling all to make a positive contribution to the world.
Based on high levels of relational trust, the principal ensures mutual respect and positive, professional and caring relationships. The principal prioritises equity and sustainability in applying the resources to build a high performing school consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
In all professional areas, the Principal is responsible to the Executive Director of Schools. As the Principal Leader of the school, the Principal promotes the vision and mission of Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst through Religious, Educational and Enabling Leadership.
At a later stage in this project you will be provided a full position description; and the success criteria for the first 12 months in the role.
While negotiable, the successful person is expected to commence in January 2023 in preparation for the new school year.
The school is located at 192 Mitre Street, Bathurst.
Conditions of Employment
- Salary: Paid in accordance with the NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Principals Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2020. The current salary range: Band 3 $167,784 to $176,614
- Superannuation: 10.5% that is paid in addition to the salary.
- Salary packaging is available.
- Tenure: the initial appointment is for 3 years. Subject to satisfactory performance reviews, renewal periods of up to 4 years will apply.
- Relocation and subsidised accommodation assistance will be provided where required.
- The successful candidate will hold appropriate NESA accreditation and be subject to mandatory child protection screening
- Meet the requirements of (Category E) in the Accreditation Policy to Work Teach and Lead in Catholic Education Bathurst Diocese – click here
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- A committed and practising Catholic who can articulate and promote a deep understanding of the mission of Catholic education.
- Has built a career in primary school education with leadership experience.
- A strong, contemporary leader of learning, with the capacity to lead change and demonstrate contemporary pedagogy that focuses on improving student learning.
- High level interpersonal skills and the ability to be an effective change agent.
- Holds or is pursuing a Masters or Postgraduate Qualification in Education, Leadership, Theology or equivalent.
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Questions can be directed to either (a) Director John Chesher (0417 068 220) or (b) email to email@example.com. The timeline and details for this project are outlined below. All emails and applications are acknowledged within 48 hours.
The Selection Process
Key dates as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||By Monday 30th May|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Friday 10th June|
|Review meeting & short listing||Early week commencing Mon 13th June|
|Date for client interviews||Friday 17th June|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
Trak Search has been instructed to provide a process that is welcoming for people interested in this role. Significant aspects include:
- This process has been shortened to allow for this appointment to be confirmed before the end of term 2. CEDB does not want any person interested in this role to be inconvenienced by a process that was drawn out over the school break and into term 3.
- Trak Search is available for confidential enquiries and to provide additional information to allow you to explore how this role aligns with your expectations and interests.
- Closing is 5.00pm on the date shown above. Due to the tight schedule late applications are unlikely to be accepted.
- We expect to contact one work-related referee and a Catholic Priest as referee prior to shortlisting, with additional references to completed later in the process – including another work-related reference before the 17th June interviews.
- CEDB will provide an option of a video interview in circumstances where a person is unable to attend for a face-to-face meeting.
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- Only people with the unrestricted right to work in Australia may apply for this role.
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