Department of Education
North Metropolitan Education Region
Christmas Island District High School
Deputy Principal - Primary
Level 4, $133,513 - $141,996 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP681583 

This is a thirty-six (36) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022 

Are you an effective leader who is committed to improving standards? 

Christmas Island District High School (DHS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Deputy Principal – Primary to join their friendly team.

In collaboration with the Principal and members of the administrative team, the Deputy Principal – Primary will provide educational leadership in the school and the community by developing and promoting the school vision, encouraging school staff, volunteers from the community and others to share ownership of the school’s vision and goals. Using effective change management strategies, they will lead the school community to accept and develop opportunities for improved service within the school.

Christmas Island DHS is located 360 kilometres southwest of Java and 2,600 kilometres northwest of Perth. We cater for 250 students from Pre Primary to Year 12 on our main site and 20 kindergarten students at the Tom Patterson Kindergarten Centre. Our team of teachers and education assistants are selected through a rigorous merit selection process. Our school is well resourced which means class sizes are kept small and extra support is provided to classes in the areas of literacy, numeracy, information and communications technology and pastoral care. 

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. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:

  • Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
  • High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
  • Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
  • Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.

Applications will be assessed against the work related requirements of the position. The business needs 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 Christmas Island District High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Ian Francis, Principal by telephoning (08) 9164 8546 or emailing

Application Instructions

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 two (2) 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 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


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 Friday, 14 May 2021



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Christmas Island
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM