Executive Principal - Caulfield South Primary School

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2028

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1336383

Reference: 1336383

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Vision and values

Demonstrated capacity to create a shared vision, define and gain acceptance of school goals and set and communicate expectations for effective performance.


Teaching and Learning

Demonstrated ability to manage the quality of teaching and create a positive culture of challenge, support and collaboration.


Improvement, Innovation and Change

Demonstrated capacity to produce and implement clear, evidence-based improvement plans and policies and lead innovation and change.



Demonstrated capacity to ensure that the school’s human, physical and financial resources are efficiently allocated and managed.



Demonstrated capacity to create a professional learning community that is focused on the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, supporting all staff to achieve high standards and commitment to their own learning and wellbeing.



Demonstrated capacity to develop positive relationships with students, parents/families and the local community and participate in and contribute to system-level activities.



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 and the school community.

At the same time, the principal, as executive officer of the school council, must ensure that adequate and appropriate advice is provided to the council on educational and other matters, that the decisions of the council are implemented and that adequate support and resources are provided for the conduct of council meetings.


The principal is accountable for the overall management and development of the school within statewide guidelines and Government policies. A clear set of accountabilities, which distinguish their work from other members of the Teaching Service and the education community are set out in detail in the contract of employment.

The core accountabilities of all principals are to:

  • ensure the delivery of a comprehensive education program to all students
  • be executive officer of the school council.
  • establish and manage financial systems in accordance with the Department and school council requirements.
  • represent the Department in the school and the local community.
  • implement decisions of the school council.
  • contribute to system-wide activities, including policy and strategic planning and development.
  • manage and integrate the resources available to the school.
  • appropriately involve staff, students and the community in the development, implementation and review of school policies, programs and operations.
  • report to the Department, school community, parents and students on the achievements of the school and of individual students as appropriate.

Who May Apply

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

EEO AND OHS Commitment

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).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’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 DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.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

Location Profile

Caulfield South Primary School has a quiet suburban location away from main roads, with boundaries adjoining parkland and residential properties. The original 1928 building is surrounded by attractive gardens, an extensive playground, play equipment and a synthetic turf oval. This is complemented by our Senior Learning Centre and the two double portable classrooms all of which house approximately 500 students. Parent fundraising has enabled the installation of a nature play space and bamboo forest. Our school is a fully authorised IB-PYP school with a caring ethos and we focus on providing a safe, happy and supportive environment in which to teach and learn. We aim to prepare students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global society, where they will have the skills, values, understandings, resilience and courage to undertake a positive, productive and rewarding role in that world. We also encourage our students to develop optimism and enjoy a sense of humour. Academic excellence is valued with a focus on developing highly literate and numerate students, alongside our visual and performing arts, physical education and sport programs. Our instrumental music program includes a school orchestra and a drum corps which performs at many public events. Our Language Other Than English is Italian which begins in Prep. Our focus on becoming a more sustainable school has seen the development of our 'Green Machine' that involves students, teachers, parents and the broader community, from where we draw additional assistance and expertise, where possible. Student leadership is nurtured by providing every Year 6 student with leadership training and the opportunity to be a school leader for a term, while all Year 5 students participate in the Prep/Year 5 Buddy Program. The school is responsive to parents' concerns and works in partnership with parents to ensure a positive learning experience at school, using the principles of restorative practice. A culture of performance and development ensures teachers are constantly updating their knowledge, skills and expertise, with the goal of providing a differentiated curriculum that caters for individual needs, thereby helping children develop to their full potential. The positive parent partnerships enjoyed at our school result in a high level of participation on School Council, parent activities, classroom helpers program and in social and fundraising activities and events. There is considerable investment in information, communication and learning technologies by the school and parents, to ensure an engaging, effective teaching and learning environment that brings the world into the classroom. The School Council is proactive in maintaining and continually upgrading the infrastructure (buildings, grounds and technology) of the school to support excellent teaching and learning.


The current leadership structure includes1 Assistant Principal, 2 Learning Specialists, 1 Leading Teacher and 33 Teachers with stable student enrolments. The current SFOE is 0.0960.

Executive Principal - Caulfield South Primary School

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 23/04/2028

Job classification:

Not provided


Georgia Despotellis | 03 9578 3718

Executive Principal - Caulfield South Primary School