Principal Level P4 - Girraween Public School

$73,737 - $130,336 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Girraween Public School, Bando Road, Girraween NSW, Australia
  • 20 Jun, 2022
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:
  • Schools | TCH Other
Job location:
  • Sydney Region
Job reference number: 00008Y2R
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: The total remuneration package will be $209,957.00. This classification attracts a base salary of $189,021.00.
Contact: 02 9208 7667 - Louise Gibbs
Closing date: 29/06/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Girraween
Staffing area: Parramatta
School name: Girraween Public School
FTE: 1.000


Girraween Public School promotes a culture of high expectations and achievement for all students through effective, explicit, evidence-based teaching. The school provides future-focused learning in a diverse and growing population, creating an optimal learning environment where every student is known, valued and cared for.

Girraween Public School sustains strong community confidence and works in partnership with parents to create a shared vision of high aspiration and excellence. Through culturally inclusive practices the school ensures every student is engaged and challenged to continue to learn, to thrive and succeed, and to achieve their educational potential to become responsible citizens.

Currently, there are 53 classes (50 mainstream and 3 support classes - IO, IM and Multicategorical) with 1,226 students enrolled. 97% of students come from language backgrounds other than English, with over 43 different language backgrounds represented in the student population.

Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu and Hindi are the dominant language groups. 62% of students were born in Australia. The school has a funding allocation of 6.0 for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D); 0.8 for Learning and Support; 5.2 Community Language.

The leadership team includes the Principal, three Deputy Principals and eleven Assistant Principals, some of which are school funded positions.

Community participation in school governance is through an active Parents' and Citizens' Association.

The Girraween Public School community has high aspirations for student achievement and strongly supports the high educational standards promoted by the school.

The school offers a wide range of extracurricular learning experiences and programs. The school will be expected to strengthen initiatives, programs and transition to connected feeder schools in the community.

Selection Criteria
In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • Proven ability to be a caring, open, approachable and visible leader with outstanding personal and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead a team to develop students’ social, emotional, physical and creative growth with an emphasis on staff wellbeing.
  • A proven commitment to enhancing partnerships with a highly aspirational community to inspire and support continuous improvement and connection with local feeder high schools.
  • An experienced leader who can drive innovative professional learning, teaching and educational reform through data informed practice to ensure a culture of high expectations.

General Selection Criteria

  • High level educational leadership with the skills to lead and manage a complex public school focused on the delivery of high quality education
  • Ability to lead and manage rigorous and inclusive whole school teaching and learning programs
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build positive relationships and engage all levels of the school and educational community
  • Ability to lead and manage the development and performance of staff to improve teaching and learning
  • Ability to plan systems and manage resources effectively and equitably to enhance teaching and learning
  • Capacity to lead staff in implementing the Department's Aboriginal education policies and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people


If you have not held a substantive principal position in a NSW Public School at any time in the past five (5) years, you need to have completed the NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential to be eligible to apply, and you will need to attach a copy of your provisional credential certificate or final credential certificate as part of your application.

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
Classification Structure for Principals:

The Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award 2022 details the new principal classification structure based on complexity of schools which commenced in 2016.

Please view information on the Classification structure for Principals at

The classification and remuneration of our school principals is based on school complexity, as measured through each school’s RAM allocation.

As part of the ongoing application of the new structure a review of thresholds and outcomes will occur on an annual basis. The principal classification for this school is Principal Level P4 for 2022.

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


English and Literature

School Type


Job Closing Date

29 Jun, 2022