Deputy Principal, Secondary - South Sydney High School

$144,822 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 15 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Teaching Service
Job Category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job Location:

Sydney Region

Job Reference Number: 00008JB3
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at $160,523.00. This position attracts a base salary of $144,822.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 9349 3868 - Phillip Roxby
Closing Date: 27/10/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal Network: Botany Bay
Staffing Area: Bondi
School Name: South Sydney High School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information

South Sydney High School is a proud comprehensive, co-educational school situated in Maroubra and has an enrolment of 740 students. Our school caters to the learning and wellbeing needs of a diverse socio-economic and multicultural community where 46% of our student population are from a language background other than English and 5% identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. This provides a dynamic learning environment which benefits all. We offer a well-rounded, balanced curriculum that provides outstanding opportunities through to the HSC and beyond. 

A wide range of co-curricular activities provide opportunities for our students to excel and develop their talents and connections to the world beyond school. This includes: an extensive music program, Homework Club, High Potential and Gifted Program, an established volunteering program, Opportunity Programs, enrichment opportunities in art, drama and public speaking and a purpose designed Student Services Centre. As a school community we are investigating the Big Picture Education model as an additional curriculum option for interested Year 9 students in 2023. SSHS students participate in both a range of recreational sport and knockout sporting competitions in the summer and winter seasons. We have well established, flourishing student leadership programs including a dynamic Student Representative Council (SRC) and active prefect body.

Care, Opportunity and Success underpin our philosophy at South Sydney High School.  Our school has a strong learning culture and our staff have high expectations of themselves and for and of our students. Staff are dedicated to catering for the individual learning needs of all students and building educational aspirations and success through authentic connections to culture and community. These values are reflected in the relationships between students, teachers and parents, the learning environment and school systems.

For more information on our school, please visit our website.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a culture of high expectations and trust, inspiring and enabling all students, staff and community to contribute and achieve their best in a comprehensive high school setting.
  • Proven ability to promote the school within the community and to establish and lead productive partnerships focusing on academic success, positive behaviour, wellbeing, attendance, and retention for students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. · 
  • High level communication skills with experience in dealing with complex issues, managing difficult conversations and demonstrated skills in mentoring and coaching to build leadership and organisational effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and implementing innovative teaching and learning programs in keeping with the School's Strategic Improvement Plan.

General Selection Criteria

  1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

Special Notes

Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

It is anticipated that this position will commence on day 1 of the 2022 school year.

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels. The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines can be accessed here:


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021