Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Wandin

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

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1278144

Reference: 1278144

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Wandin

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

Wandin Yallock Primary School, established in 1870 and situated at the beginning of the Yarra Valley, has a long history, tradition and reputation for caring and excellence in education. The seven open plan learning studios, completed as part of a $4.5M full school rebuild, include the refurbishment and extension of the original school house, and are complemented by spacious grounds, play areas and attractive gardens. A community funded and constructed indoor sports stadium provides options for Physical Education classes, sport, and community events throughout the entire year. Our current student population of 122 have a broad range of socio¿economic backgrounds. The majority come from the local township and surrounding farming areas, however, we have a significant number of families who live outside the immediate catchment area.

This makes Wandin Yallock large enough to offer flexibility and a variety of specialist and support programs, yet small enough for staff to genuinely know every student and to understand exactly where they are in regard to learning and what we need to do to take them to the next step. Wandin Yallock PS has a strong community of supportive and engaged parents and friends. Wandin Yallock Primary School aims to provide a respectful, caring, creative and stimulating environment where all students are supported and challenged to reach their full potential. We believe that our students have the right to the highest quality education and aim to develop in our students, social understanding and responsibility, academic success, a love of learning, personal awareness, and global citizenship. We endeavour to develop the whole child through our wellbeing programs and the promotion of our school C.A.R.I.N.G. values; Creativity, Achievement, Respect, Integrity, Nurture and Growth. Our students, and these values, are central to all that happens in our school community. Our weekly school assembly embraces the whole community in a unified way and is a key feature in encouraging confidence, rewarding positive behaviour and promoting our C.A.R.I.N.G. values.

Consistent teaching and learning approaches are implemented across the school, with the readers’ and writers’ workshop model being the key pedagogical approach used in literacy and an openended, problem¿based approach based on the key maths competencies, used for numeracy. Student engagement, agency and voice is encouraged through student choice in goal setting and ownership of their learning. Teachers are expected to use learning intentions and success criteria and regular 1:1 feedback sessions to support student achievement and growth. Recent teacher professional development has centred on implementing the High Impact Teaching Strategies framework, formative assessment practices and establishing the school’s Professional Learning Communities. Led by the Learning Specialist, our teachers work alongside colleagues at 5 local schools as part of the Small Schools Alliance, with a focus on teacher professional development through cycles of inquiry, leading to improved student learning outcomes.

Wandin Yallock provides specialist lessons in Visual Arts, Physical Education and French. Our part time chaplain supports students in their personal and social development. Students also participate in weekly sustainability and horticulture lessons in our school vegetable garden, known as ‘The Farm’, with a School Garden Specialist & Environment Educator. All classrooms have access to a range of ICT infrastructure including TV displays, Chromebooks and iPads that support classroom learning. Students and teachers use Chromebooks, Google Apps and Seesaw for Education as well as a number of online programs. Xuno is used for school communications and attendance. All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities including a swimming program, interschool sports and other sports days, camping program, regular excursions and a leadership program through our unique relationship with Mont de Lancey, a local historical homestead. We also have a School Council run ‘Outside School Hours Care’ program in the school.


We are hoping to finally celebrate our schools 150th anniversary in 2022 after 2 years of COVID delays and honor our rich past as we equip our students for a happy and successful future.

Principal-Range 2

Job type:

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

Job classification:

Not provided


Veronica Gamble | 03 5964 4276

Principal-Range 2