Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 06/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Daylesford

Job type: Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1277655

Reference: 1277655

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Daylesford

Selection Criteria

(a) 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.

(b) Teaching and Learning

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

(c) Improvement, Innovation and Change

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

(d) Management

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

(e) Development

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.

(f) Engagement

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 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

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.

VAPA Requirement

To be eligible for appointment as a principal a person must either already be a Principal or have met the Victorian Aspiring Principal Assessment (VAPA) requirement as follows:

  • For principal positions advertised between 1 August 2021 and 31 December 2021 a person will be required to have registered to undertake the VAPA before being appointed to a principal position.
  • For principal positions advertised on or after from 1 January 2022 a person must have completed the VAPA and be provided with a statement of readiness before they can be appointed to a principal position.

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

Malmsbury Primary School is located 95km north-west of Melbourne, 10 km north-west of Kyneton and around 70km south-east of Bendigo. Malmsbury Primary School is dedicated to inspiring young people to become passionate participants in their future and good citizens in their community. We encourage leadership and personal growth through a range of classroom, community, creative and environmental learning opportunities. Our school community sets high expectations, academically and behaviourally, to enable our students to develop as adaptable, inquiring, creative, courageous and environmentally aware individuals who respect and celebrate differences in others. Malmsbury Primary School believes everyone has the right to feel safe, happy and able to embrace and nurture a culture of wellbeing as they strive to be the best they can be.

Our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Inclusiveness are an important part of our school culture and are reinforced and 'lived' by students, staff and parents. Students who uphold our school values, show initiative in being a positive school member, use a ‘You Can Do It’ attitude and lift us all up with their enthusiasm, support and positive approach.

Malmsbury Primary School has 84 students in 4 classrooms- P/1, 1/2, 3/4 and 4/5/6. We offer the following specialist areas: Japanese (LOTE), PE, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. Auslan is taught by classroom teachers with support from Education Support Staff. Malmsbury Primary School has 9.2 equivalent full-time staff comprised of: 1.0 Principal, 4.8 classroom teachers, 0.6 specialist teachers, 2.8 Education Support Staff.  

Senior students at the school are provided with the opportunity to hold leadership positions in the form of School Captains or House Captains. Students can also apply to be a member of Junior School Council or M.E.A.L (Malmsbury Environmental Action League).  

Malmsbury Primary School looks for ways to connect students with their local and global communities and help them to find ways to be involved and to make a difference. Inquiry units provide learning opportunities for students to research their own wonderings and to connect their learning to local and global events and issues.  Weekly staff meetings are based around professional learning, using student data to cater to student learning needs and the sharing of effective teaching and learning strategies. As a school we focus on implementing an effective whole school pedagogical model. 

Malmsbury Primary School is very proud of its commitment to all students, parents and staff to our school and to each other. We work together to support each other and to be the best we can be.

Additional information for potential applicants is available on the school’s website at

Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 11/07/2022 - 10/07/2027

Job classification:

Not provided


Jan McIntyre/Kathryn Sundblom | (03) 5423 2284

Principal-Range 2