Advertised Vacancy Number: PR589390
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2019
Joondalup Primary School (PS) is seeking a vibrant and team oriented educational leader.
The successful applicant will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a school culture that promotes positive relationships between students and between students and staff, and, engaging parents and the wider community in the educational work of the school. The Principal is responsible for being innovative and creative in the establishment of systems and structures to foster academic development and improvements in social and emotional development for students, as well as engaging a diverse school community in the educational programs of the school. They will possess a commitment to continuous school improvement and development of the instructional program, particularly the pedagogy of beginning teachers, and building networks with other agencies, other schools, and services in the community to benefit school programs.
The Principal supports the Department’s objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school community. As Principal you will ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and encourage parents to be actively engaged in the education of their children. The role of the principal within the Department of Education is to ensure schools comply with all relevant legislation and reporting requirements and develops relationships with community organisations to the benefit of the school community.
Joondalup PS strives to provide opportunities through positive, enjoyable and diverse learning experiences to enable our students to become resilient, respectful, active, life-long learners who contribute positively to society.
The school has a caring, professional and dedicated staff who provide a range of high quality educational and social programs for the students from Kindergarten to Year Six. Students at the school enjoy specialist programs in Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Indonesian Studies and Science delivered by specialist teachers. In addition to these specialist programs the school offers academic extension in Science in collaboration with Belridge Secondary College. The school offers a dedicated 3 Year-old Play and Learn Intervention Program, Moorditj Kadadjiny for our Aboriginal students, Coding Club, Make A Space Program and Our School Cares About Reading OSCAR and Our School Cares About Mathematics OSCAM.
The educational programs at Joondalup PS aim to provide for all students with opportunities to learn, through a positive learning environment that encourages them to become inquiring, responsible and confident members of society. It is acknowledged by all staff that the development of knowledge, skills and values is a lifelong process.
Learners, achieve their potential in their personal and in the future their working lives and play an active part in civic life. The school's teaching staff come from diverse teaching backgrounds and as such bring a wealth of experiences to enhance the students' learning. The majority of staff have been involved in education for ten years or more. All teaching staff meet the professional requirements to teach in Western Australian schools and are registered with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia. The teaching staff have a strong commitment to their on-going professional development and are actively involved in enhancing themselves professionally. The staff work collaboratively in their Phase of Learning Teams (POLT) and Specialist Learning Area Team (SALT) implementing, class, year level and school plans and setting targets. The wide range of expertise enables the provision of challenging programs across all learning areas.
As Principal you will ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and encourage parents to be actively engaged in the education of their children. The role of the principal within the Department of Education is to ensure schools comply with all relevant legislation and reporting requirements and develops relationships with community organisations to the benefit of the school community.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
We seek an individual whose attributes encompass:
- optimising the school’s financial, physical and human resources through sound management practices and organisational systems and processes that contribute to the implementation of the school’s vision and goals;
- fostering a safe, purposeful and inclusive learning environment and the capacity to develop constructive and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders;
- leading, managing and monitoring the school improvement process through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high quality teaching and learning in every classroom in the school;
- modelling important values and behaviours to the school and community, including a commitment to creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities within the school, and across all levels of the system;
- understanding and leading the school community in promoting a vision for the future, underpinned by common purposes and values that will secure the commitment and alignment of stakeholders to realise the potential of all students;
- leading and managing the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community, through the deployment of resources provided by the Department and other stakeholders;
- ensuring compliance and accountability for the overall management and development of the school within Government and Departmental policies and guidelines.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:
- Effective leadership in teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
- Leading the management of the school
- Engaging and working with the community
Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached JDF.
For additional information about Joondalup Primary School please visit www.joondalupps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For Further Job Related Information
Please contact David Forster, Coordinator Regional Operations, by phoning (08) 9285 3600 or emailing David.Forster@education.wa.edu.au
(Please do not email applications to this email address)
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 8317.
Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 19 August 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED