Information for Applicants
Principal - St Catherine's Primary School, Berwick
St Catherine's Primary School, Berwick is situated in the south-east growth corridor of Melbourne. The school was established in 1996 and is one of three Catholic primary schools in St Michael’s Parish, Berwick.
St Catherine’s School is committed to:
Embracing the Catholic faith, inviting all to a relationship with God.
Implementing the Victorian Curriculum and the Diocese of Sale Religious Education Curriculum, To Live in Christ Jesus, ensuring learning entitlement and progress for all.
Developing expert teachers through evidence-based and targeted teaching practice.
Demonstrating strong instructional leadership practice.
Promoting high expectations for every student.
Providing an inclusive child safe culture.
Developing passionate, motivated, life-long learners.
Requirements for all Applicants
Accreditation to Teach Religious Education or Lead in a Catholic School, or exemption from the requirement of Accreditation.
A commitment to the system of Catholic Education and its mission.
Full registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Master or Postgraduate qualifications in Education, Leadership, Religious Education or Theology.
Relevant leadership experience in schools
Key Selection Criteria
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated capacity:
Catholic Identity and Religious Education
to articulate and promote a deep understanding of Catholic identity within Catholic education and the place of a rich Religious Education curriculum to promote and support this identity.
Vision and values
to articulate a compelling vision, aligned with system priorities and communicate expectations for effective performance of a school.
Leading learning and teaching
as an instructional leader, including an ability to embed a culture of high expectation of student learning and build expert teacher practice which is evidence-based, high impact and inclusive.
for strategic leadership focusing on leadership for school improvement, and an ability to design and implement high leverage improvement plans.
Leading the management of the school
to ensure that the school’s human, physical and financial resources are efficiently allocated and managed, including ongoing compliance with legislated Child Safe Standards and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.
to develop positive relationships with students; parents and families; the local parish and wider community; and participate and contribute to DOSCEL activities.
to foster a community which holds high aspirations and expectations maximising opportunities for all students.
Information for Applicants, Application Form, Referee Forms and other relevant information may be downloaded at the links below.
Applications should be addressed to:
Ms Maria Kirkwood
Director of Catholic Education – Diocese of Sale
Chief Executive Officer – Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited
PO Box 322
WARRAGUL VIC 3820
Attention: Mr Richard Wans
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 4 August 2021.
External applicants to the Diocese of Sale are invited to contact Ms Amanda Smith, School Leadership Consultant via email email@example.com or phone 5614 5128 to enquire into the strategic direction for education within the Diocese.
Enquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Mr Richard Wans, Manager: Leadership and Professional Culture via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5614 5107.