Innovation and Excellence - 3/4 Sub School

Job posted: 04/05/2022
Applications close: 24/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1277431

Reference: 1277431

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Your application for this position must specifically address each of the selection criteria below:

(a) Educational leadership 

(i) Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college. 

(ii) Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change. 

(b) Financial, managerial and administrative ability 

(i) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills. 

(c) Planning, policy and program development and review 

(i) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes. 

(ii) Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level. 

(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning. 

(d) Leadership of staff and students 

(i) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team. 

(ii) A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

(e) Interpersonal and communication skills 

(i) Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

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

(iii) An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

(f) Outstanding professional and personal attributes including #StrathtullohHEART. 

(i) Exemplary ability to balance high expectations, competing demands and pressures in a growing school.

(ii) A proactive, passionate, and positive approach to all areas of students, staff, and school requirements.

Please include the name, email address and phone number of at least 3 relevant referees who will need to complete an electronic reference addressing the Key Selection Criteria for you.


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.  In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.  Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.


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

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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

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.

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Located on beautiful Wurundjeri Country, Strathtulloh Primary School is a brand-new school, located in the suburb of Strathtulloh near Melton. We opened in January 2022 with 720 students already growing to 760 students and now employing over 60 staff. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and progressive school community. Our student school hours are 8:15am-2:30pm Monday to Friday.

Strathtulloh Primary School is focussed on developing the whole child. We focus very closely on developing respectful relationships between students, staff and families to ensure each student’s social, emotional and academic learning is developed at their unique next steps. 

Students at Strathtulloh are encouraged to be Helpful, Excelling, Accepting, Resilient and Trustworthy learners as they demonstrate, support and strive for a #StrathtullohHEART. 

Our school currently operates single level Homegroups of Prep, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3, Yr4, Yr5 and Yr6.  Prep & Year 1 teams work in co-teaching partnerships while our Yr2-6 teams work in flexible co-teaching hubs of teachers. We have an extensive Specialist program taught by trained experts in purpose-built Learning Spaces in the areas of Visual Arts, Performing Arts & Music (The Arts), Health & Physical Education (H&PE), and Science & Technologies (STEM). All Learning Spaces also teach Resilience, Rights & Respectful Relationships. All students are encouraged to participate in an iPad BYOD program to support our aim for a 1:1 iPad learning environment from Prep-Year 6. We know our staff are our most valuable resource and provide support accordingly.

Strathtulloh PS has a friendly school atmosphere where students from all age groups play together across our sports fields, our stadium, play equipment, nature play areas and passive play spaces.


We encourage our students to be active members of the local community and see great benefit in developing partnerships within the wider Strathtulloh community. Our immediate neighbours include a full athletics track and facilities, hockey fields, inclusive playgrounds, the Bridge Road Children’s Centre including maternal health nurse, library drop off/collection, 3- and 4-year-old kinder and meeting facilities. Soon this will also include a bike/traffic education facility, tennis courts and football oval. We are a short walk to Cobblebank Stadium, BACE STEM & Ideas Centre and the local shops. Cobblebank train station is also close by for easy, free transport to Melbourne for further learning opportunities.


It is STRONGLY recommended interested applicants contact and tour the school before applying. To book a place please email strathtulloh.ps@education.vic.gov.au with your contact details.

Innovation and Excellence - 3/4 Sub School

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2025

Job classification:

Not provided


Kris White | 85604600

Innovation and Excellence - 3/4 Sub School