Principal (Primary)

Nazareth Catholic Primary School, Shellharbour City

Work type: Permanent full time

Job no: 497549

Categories: Principal

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

The Director of Schools, Diocese of Wollongong, invites applications from suitably experienced leaders for the Principal position at Nazareth Catholic Primary School, Shellharbour City commencing January 2025. 

In the Diocese of Wollongong, Principals play a significant role in creating vibrant Catholic school communities where every student finds meaning and purpose in their life through experiencing continual growth in faith and improvement in learning.


We provide our Principals with:

  • Excellent professional & leadership development programs, tailored to your needs.

  • A generous remuneration package.

  • An environment that encourages innovation and collaboration through education.

  • A platform to contribute to the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.

  • A collaborative team culture with first class support from the Catholic Education Office across all key business functions.


Nazareth Catholic Primary School is an inclusive and welcoming two-stream school where each student is valued and respected. The school works in partnership with parents to give students the best opportunity to develop academically, spiritually and socially in a supportive, faith-filled and caring environment.

Nazareth Catholic Primary School is a learning community that strives to develop the whole person so as to find God in all things. The school embraces the spiritual tradition of St Ignatius of Loyola and strives to work in partnership with parish, parents and wider community, to reach their vision by promoting the total development of each individual student.


To achieve success in the role, the successful candidate will be someone who can:

  • Model Catholic faith in action and evidence a deep understanding and commitment to the mission and purpose of the catholic school within the broader evangelising mission of the church.

  • Develop a culture of effective teaching and learning, by leading, designing and managing the quality of the educational experiences of all students.

  • Build the capacity of staff within a professional, collaborative learning community through the provision of effective professional learning opportunities, regular feedback and performance management.

  • Manage innovation and change to ensure that the school’s vision and strategic plan for improvement are aligned, actioned and realised.

  • Display clear understanding of governance responsibilities and ensure that school processes meet system, NESA and legislative requirements.

  • Recognise and build on the uniqueness of the school, church and local community  to develop a mutually supportive, collaborative and trusting relationship with stakeholders to ensure their engagement in the life of the school. 


  • Post-graduate study in a relevant discipline.

  • Accreditation for Senior Leadership in a Catholic School (Category E) in accordance with the ‘Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead in Systemic Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Wollongong’ policy.


This role is classified as child related work and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.


Applicants are to complete an online application which asks you to briefly address the essential criteria (the dot points in the ‘ABOUT YOU’ section of this position advertisement). Please keep your response to the equivalent of 2 pages in length. 

To confidentially discuss your application or general interest in this position please contact Brendan Hall, Team Leader - Recruitment on 0429 004 745.

To submit your application please select the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of this advertisement.

Closing date: Wednesday, 31 July 2024 at 11:55pm.

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