Assistant Principal - Wahroonga Public School

  • NSW Department of Education
  • Wahroonga Public School, Burns Road, Wahroonga NSW, Australia
  • 15 Jun, 2022
Full time - Permanent Principal Teaching - Early Childhood Teaching - Primary Workplace Training & Assessment

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008XZG
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $140,923.00. This position attracts a base salary of $126,568.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 9489 3086 - Alison Filipic
Closing date: 29/06/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Hornsby
Staffing area: Ryde
School name: Wahroonga Public School
FTE: 1.000


Wahroonga Public School was established in 1944 and is a metropolitan school in the northern suburbs of Sydney with an enrolment of approximately 650 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. 44% of students are from language backgrounds other than English.

Wahroonga Public School caters for all students and prides itself on a culture of inclusion and participation. Wahroonga Public School is affectionately known as 'The Bush School', as it is set amongst a native Blue Gum High Forest, and features unique, attractive grounds including both natural and built features.

Two in–ground swimming pools and an outdoor amphitheatre are main attractions. The school currently has 25 mainstream classes and 3 support classes and offers students a large range of extra–curricular activities including chess, sport, dance, ICT, bush building, gardening and choir. The school has an expansive band program that is renowned in the local area.

Areas of focus for the period 2022-2025 have been determined after a thorough situational analysis of current school performance and a period of consultation with school community stakeholders.

In 2022-2025 Wahroonga Public School will focus on 3 Strategic Directions that will drive improvement in student vocabulary development, reading comprehension, numeracy with an emphasis on Measurement and Geometry, data informed decision making, initiatives to support students in their wellbeing, resilience and sense of belonging and positive community partnerships.

Selection Criteria

  • In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary with an emphasis on teaching and leading Stage 2 and/or 3.
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practices and ability to lead a stage team to improve student growth and attainment, focusing on literacy and numeracy, within a culture of high expectations and challenge for all learners
  • Experience working with and understanding of the wellbeing needs of a diverse range of students with proven ability to collaboratively develop, implement and evaluate supportive, wellbeing programs.

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 meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements prior to the Department of Education finalizing 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.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

29 Jun, 2022