Assistant Principal-Range 2 (Wellbeing and Operations)

Job posted: 05/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 27/01/2028

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423671

Reference: 1423671

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational Leadership

Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership.

Highly developed skills in leading and managing school improvement, including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2 Financial, managerial and administrative ability

Outstanding capacity to manage resources to improve learning outcomes for all students; with the capacity to lead daily organisational processes for a rapidly growing school, including timetables, CRT organisation, etc.

SC3 Planning, Policy and Program Development and Review

Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning and wellbeing

Demonstrated ability to implement DE and school policies with rigour and fidelity.

SC4 Leadership of staff and students

Highly developed capacity to motivate staff, build a culture of collective efficacy and collaboration, develop colleagues¿ talents, and build effective teams.

Demonstrated ability to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of all students and helps students to develop as learners, young people and members of the community

SC5 Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, group and community contexts.

Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

An ability to work in partnership with parents and the community to develop an inclusive learning environment with high expectations for all.

SC6 Local Selection Criteria - Whole School Culture of High Expectations (Student Wellbeing)

Demonstrated capacity to contribute to and build a whole school culture of high expectations, focused on improving outcomes for every student. This includes demonstrated experience working collaboratively to support colleagues to develop outstanding: 

         School Wide Positive Behaviour practices.

         Disability Inclusion Profiles

         Inclusive practices where staff members make documented adjustments to meet the needs of all students. 



This is a new position for Donnybrook Primary School, increasing the size of the existing Principal class and Leadership teams. 

The Assistant Principal for Wellbeing and Operations will lead the development and implementation of wellbeing and inclusion programs across the school and lead the daily organisation of the school. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Leading, managing, coaching and collaborating with the broader wellbeing team made up of:

Leading Teacher (Disability Inclusion)

Student Wellbeing Officer (Social Worker)

Members of the Wellbeing Curriculum Improvement Team

Co-leading the Wellbeing Curriculum Improvement Team, which develops, coordinates and refines the school¿s approach to School Wide Positive Behaviour Support.

Leading the school¿s daily organisation and overseeing the development of all timetables and replacement of staff members as required

Leading staff development and expertise regarding evidence-based inclusion and wellbeing practices.

Liaising with external agencies, networks and providers to support student wellbeing

Leading and supporting any allied health professionals.

Contributing to the overall leadership and management of the whole school as part of the Principal Class and Leadership Teams.


Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  •    supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  •    allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  •    supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  •    management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  •    responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  •    contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the department's exemplar available at:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department's Values complement each school's own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the department values is available at:


Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile

Donnybrook Primary School opened in January 2023 with 114 students. Our school is located in Donnybrook, 32 kilometres north of Melbourne. Planned for up to 525 local students, our current enrolment is 310 students across 15 classes from Foundation to Grade 6. We forecast an enrolment of well over 400 students for the beginning of the 2025 school year, with the school approaching 500 students before 2026. 

We are located in a new residential estate on an expansive 3.5 hectare site, just a short walk from the popular Gumnut Park and Adventure Playground. Our school is surrounded by an engaged, supportive and rapidly growing community. Donnybrook Primary School is developing close ties to the local community, with strong support from local organisations and community services.

Our school includes:

An administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities as well as specialist teaching areas for visual arts, science and food technology

Two learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative learning spaces

A community hub building with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and performing arts space

Outdoor hardcourts, a rectangular sporting field, landscaped gardens and playgrounds.

The school expects to receive our first relocatable buildings in late 2024 to accommodate growing enrolments for 2025 and beyond.

Our school is culturally and linguistically diverse with many families with a language background other than English (LOTE). We are a proud, diverse, and inclusive school community. Our dedicated staff are committed to supporting each child to set goals and take pride in their achievements in a safe and caring learning environment.

Donnybrook Primary School began involvement as both a PLC school and as a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support school in 2024. Both of these initiatives connect strongly to the work begun in 2023 to set high expectations for student learning growth and to establish safe, calm, predictable learning environments where expected behaviours are taught, celebrated and acknowledged, and retaught. 

The school¿s 2025 leadership team will include:

The Principal

Two Assistant Principals

A Learning Specialist (Literacy)

A Leading Teacher (Disability Inclusion)


At Donnybrook Primary School our vision is to be a school where all students thrive, academically, socially and emotionally. We inspire, challenge, and support every student to discover who they are, who they want to be and how to get there.


Donnybrook Primary School is an inclusive, safe and caring community which strives for excellence in education. We know that every child can learn, and that learning is for all of us. We aim to develop learners who are knowledgeable, caring, curious and creative who embrace others as equals, think critically, demonstrate integrity and act ethically. 


The values of Donnybrook Primary School are at the core of our school, declaring both who we are and who we aspire to be. Our values establish behaviour expectations for everyone, and they support our students to develop positive learning and social behaviours that will help them achieve success through their schooling and throughout their lives.

  • Be Courageous

Stand up for what is right and advocate for yourself and others

Show grit - keep trying when things get tough, bounce back when you face obstacles

Be humble - be proud of who you are, understand your strengths and challenges. See every other person as your equal. 

  • Be Ambitious

Be energised and motivated to learn and try new things.

Push yourself, stretch, be ambitious to learn, grow and achieve. 

Give serious, sustained effort, strive to be your best. 

  • Be Compassionate

Act with empathy, put others first, show that you truly care about other people. 

Build great relationships and strong friendships, because everyone belongs at Donnybrook Primary School.

Work in partnership - students, teachers, families, and community - because when we listen to one another and work together, everyone benefits.

Connect and contribute to our community, because Donnybrook Primary School is the heart of this community and this community is at the heart of Donnybrook Primary School. 

  • Have Integrity

Take responsibility for your actions.

Respect yourself and others around you. 

Be reliable and trustworthy. 

Strive for justice - treat people fairly, help everyone have an equal right to learn; because everyone is entitled to learn and to be safe and happy at Donnybrook Primary School.

Donnybrook Primary School is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all, including LGBTIQ+ students, staff members and families. Our values, our curriculum and our approach to teaching and learning are all anchored in a belief that schools can, should and do drive social justice in the community. We explicitly teach a curriculum that is anti-racist and anti-sexist, that educates against homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia and that strives for the elimination of discrimination on all grounds.


Further Details

An information session will be held on Wednesday 17th July at 5.45pm in the school library.  Please enter and sign in via main reception.  To express your interest in attending please email :-


or phone the school directly from Monday 15th July on 8407 8099

Assistant Principal-Range 2 (Wellbeing and Operations)

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 27/01/2028

Job classification:

Assistant Principal-Range 2


David Williams | 84078099

Assistant Principal-Range 2 (Wellbeing and Operations)