Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 21/07/2022 (Midnight)
22 days remaining

22 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2027

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284231

Reference: 1284231

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

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

Tyers Primary School is nestled in the delightful township of Tyers, just a short drive from the CBD of
Traralgon. The school is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and paddocks, offering a calm, tranquil,
rural setting.

Our school has a successful and consistent history of providing high quality education and developing
confident, happy and capable students. Students enjoy the benefits of skilled and passionate educators
who are constantly involved in professional development, always learning about and implementing
evidence-based educational research and initiatives. We are a strong team and together have
developed a well-regarded school with excellent programs and a focus on developing the whole child.
Positive relationships and a genuine focus on individual wellbeing play a crucial role in how we achieve
our successful learning outcomes.

Currently, our school team consists of the Principal and experienced teachers who share the
responsibilities of school management and curriculum delivery. This includes four caring classroom
teachers and skilled part time specialist teachers for Art, Music, PE and AUSLAN. A Business Manager,
three fantastic Education Support Staff and our fabulous before and after school care co-ordinator
complete our staffing profile.

Tyers Primary School has high expectations of students with a strong focus on personal learning growth.
Our school prioritises academic focus alongside student wellbeing, since the one is most definitely
intertwined with the other. Both of these priorities are guided by the most effective teaching methods
which align with evidence-based practise.

Staff are committed to building positive relationships with students and are dedicated to supporting
those with learning differences, providing an inclusive environment for all. Our school uses the Berry
Street Education Model and the Zones of Regulation which are proactive approaches to teaching
emotional regulation. These approaches are being explicitly taught in all grade levels and are becoming
embedded into all aspects of life at Tyers Primary School.

Our school uses an Explicit Direct Instruction approach to teaching. We explicitly plan and teach to the 5
core components of Literacy: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and
Comprehension, based on the soundest research guided by the science of reading.
Our school has an engaging specialist program with AUSLAN taught from Prep-6. Our students learn
music, visual arts and PE, with opportunities to be involved in our kitchen garden and caring for the
school’s chickens.

Extracurricular activities are important for students to pursue their interests. They also help to foster a
sense of belonging, school connectedness and school pride. Students have the opportunity to compete
in a wide range of sports including, athletics, basketball, swimming, AFL, soccer and cross-country
running. We also annually enter student Art work in our local Tyers Art Show Festival.

Our school grounds consist of natural gardens with engaging play spaces for all ages. Students enjoy a
large, lush oval, two generous basketball and netball courts, a sand pit, three separate adventure
playground spaces, a rotunda, Fairy Garden and several picnic tables to sit at. A favourite space for
many students is the Veggie Garden and Chicken Coop where the students are welcome to pick fruit
and vegetables at their own discretion and collect any eggs to distribute to the community or use as the
need arises.

Tyers Primary School values a strong partnership with our families and the local community
providing many opportunities for parent involvement, such as regular working bees, parent
teacher conversations, school council and Parents Association events. Further information about
the school can be accessed via the school website at https://www.tyersps.vic.edu.au

Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 03/10/2022 - 02/10/2027

Job classification:

Not provided


Michelle Charalambous | (03) 5191 8260

Principal-Range 2