Assistant Principal - Newington Public School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Newington NSW, Australia
  • 19 Nov, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal Teaching - Early Childhood Teaching - Primary

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008M7Q
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 9748 7933 - Greg Weeks
Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Auburn
Staffing area: Granville
School name: Newington Public School
FTE: 1.000

Position Information

Newington Public School is a large metropolitan school located adjacent to Sydney Olympic Park with a student enrolment of approximately 770. Our school is supported by a strong multi-cultural community with over 80% of students having a language background other than English. Over 50 different cultural/language groups are identified within the school.

The school has a reputation in the community for being a welcoming school that provides strong academic programs balanced with an important emphasis on student wellbeing. The school prides itself on offering a broad, balanced curriculum, as well as enrichment and extracurricular activities. The school culture is that of inclusion, high expectations and personal excellence. It promotes student responsibility, respect, safety and lifelong learning through creative, intellectual, physical and social-emotional development.

The school motto 'Learning for Life' provides direction in ensuring that we motivate, engage and challenge all school community members to value education.

Our 2021-2024 strategic directions focus on student growth and attainment, student engagement and collaborative practices.

A copy of the school plan and further information can be found at the school website:

Selection Criteria

  1. In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary with demonstrated capacity to balance the role of exemplary classroom teaching practice with effective leadership and management of a team.
  2. Demonstrated ability to lead data driven, differentiated high-impact professional learning that builds the capacity of a team to implement evidenced based teaching strategies that improve educational outcomes for students.
  3. Demonstrated experience in implementing a whole school approach to student wellbeing practices that foster equality and a culture of inclusion, in a high NESB environment.  
  4. Proven ability to analyse and use a range of data to improve student achievement and support the attainment of growth targets aligned to the 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.

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty. Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at

Special Notes

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

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 are located at:


Early Learning and Child Care, Other Subjects

School Type


Job Closing Date

01 Dec, 2021