Time for a change?
If you are from a metropolitan/coastal city, and have not experienced life in regional and rural Australia, there are three key aspects for you to explore and consider:
- How will your family and social life benefit by experiencing the sense of community rural/regional living provides?
- How would your financial position alter if you accepted a senior role in regional NSW?
- How will your career thrive because of the leadership experiences a senior appointment would provide?
Wagga Wagga is NSW’s largest inland city with an estimated population of over 65,000 people. It is one of the fastest growing inland cities in Australia. The city is located in the Riverina region and an important agricultural, educational, military and transport hub.
The Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga was established in 1917 and has a rich faith tradition; our faith communities are nourished and sustained by the sacramental life of the church administered and accessed through 31 parishes.
The Most Reverend Mark Edwards OMI was received as the sixth Bishop of Wagga Wagga at St Michael’s Cathedral, Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
Catholic Education, Diocese of Wagga Wagga (CEDWW) is accountable to the Bishop. There are 26 primary schools and 5 secondary colleges in this System of schools. The Diocese educates more than 8,500 students through the dedication and work of approximately 1,000 staff.
CEDWW is seeking to appoint a principal for Kildare Catholic College.
Kildare Catholic College, Wagga Wagga
Kildare Catholic College serves the regional city and surrounds of Wagga Wagga. It is co-educational day and weekly boarding school for Years 7 to 12. It was established in 2004 on the site of previous schools Mt Erin High School (girls 7-10) and Trinity Senior High School (co-educational 11-12).
The College was founded on the charisms of Nano Nagle and Edmund Rice. The College has a strong pastoral system. This system enables a supportive approach to academic excellence. The staff members are committed to supporting and nurturing young people through these important years. We have a dedicated professional teaching team, who work collaboratively with support staff, to ensure that our educational programs meet the needs of all students.
Mt Erin Boarding House provides students from the Riverina and beyond with the opportunity to complete their Catholic secondary school studies in Wagga Wagga. The Boarding House is incorporated into Kildare Catholic College and provides weekday boarding for girls and boys in Years 7-12 attending either Kildare Catholic College or Mater Dei Catholic College.
Kildare Catholic College is one of five secondary and 26 primary schools in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga.
Student numbers: 978
School Web address: https://www.kildarecatholiccollege.com/
Information on the Wagga Wagga region is found at: https://www.waggawaggaaustralia.com.au/visitor-information/
Position Title: Principal
Reports to: Director of Schools
Primary Purpose of the Position
As Faith Leader, the Catholic School Principal models faith in action, leading the school community to enact a shared vision that focuses on the provision of a high quality Catholic education for all students.
A full Position Description, Organisation Chart and the CEDWW Workforce Capability Framework will be provided as we step through this process.
It is anticipated the successful applicant will be able to commence in this role for the start of the 2021 school year.
Conditions of Employment
- Salary and Conditions will be discussed as we progress through the recruitment project.
- Salary Packaging: employees may elect to take their remuneration as a combination of cash salary and benefits as outlined in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga Salary Packaging Employee Information Guide.
- A 5-year full-time contract with the option of an additional 3 years subject to ongoing successful Performance Reviews.
- Relocation support will be provided for the successful applicant, if required.
- The successful applicant will possess a current, approved Working With Children Check and complete a successful National Criminal History Check.
- Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead in Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- Commitment to the Catholic faith and regularly participates in the sacramental life of the Church.
- Secondary school leadership experience; or an equivalent role in school system leadership.
- The capacity to inspire a team; to collaboratively develop strategy and manage change.
- Innovation in leading contemporary learning initiatives.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills to build a vibrant school community.
- An affinity for rural & regional areas.
- Postgraduate academic qualifications additional to initial teacher training and evidence of personal responsibility for ongoing relevant professional learning.
- Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School or working towards Accreditation.
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The Selection Process
Key dates as follows:
|Date of project relaunch/advertising||By Thurs. 10th Sept|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Friday 25th Sept.|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 5th Oct.|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 12th or 19th Oct.|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
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- Closing is 5.00pm (AEST) on the date shown above. However, a late application could be accepted, providing it does not adversely impact other applications or the CEDWW schedule.
- We expect to contact one work-related referee and a Catholic Priest referee prior to shortlisting, with additional references completed later in the process.
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