Assistant Principal - Student Management

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • The Grange P-12 college, Deloraine Drive, Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia
  • 31 Mar, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Job ID: 1222547
Contact Name: David Smillie
Phone: 0439 105 949

Location Profile

Our College is and conforms to The Victorian Governments Child Safe Standards.

The Grange P-12 College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making. The Grange P-12 College has zero tolerance for child abuse.

The Grange P-12 College is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in The Grange P-12 College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role that they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

At The Grange P – 12 College our school community aims to provide all students with an educational setting that:

  • Is engaging, challenging and caters for individual needs
  • Is safe and promotes positive wellbeing
  • Meets individual academic and pastoral needs and prepares students for higher education and/or employment
  • Promotes participation and empowerment of children. Develops effective communication skills, promotes a sense of belonging to our community
  • Is underpinned by our College Values of Respect, Learning and Working Together.

The following initiatives support our aims:

  • A strong focus on building high-level skills in Literacy and Numeracy and specialised classes to cater for individual learning needs.
  • A new innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Program that encompasses students solving complex problems by working collaboratively on projects that utilises leading edge technologies such as coding, robotics, 3D printing etc.
  • A specialised program focussing on Sports and Science. Students will experience highly individualised programmes around Soccer, Volleyball and Rugby. These specialised programs will be supported via relationships with sports clubs and Deakin and Victoria Universities. Students will also be offered specialised electives tailored around: Exercise Science, Health and Wellbeing, Human Movement and Sports Science. All of these programs will be designed to lead into VET, VCAL and VCE Study.
  • We have also established partnerships with the National Rugby League and Rugby Victoria to develop an elite coaching program for students from Grades 5-12.
  • Students also engage in our Athletics Development Program two mornings per week in our specialised training gymnasium.
  • A highly effective “School Wide Positive Behaviour Program” across Preps to Year 12. School Counsellors are embedded in each of the Sub-Schools: Years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Years 11 & 12.
  • A comprehensive Information Technology program that has created a more dynamic learning environment.
  • A High Achievers Program (HAP) Program is part of our Year 7 program and is designed to enrich and extend students learning.
  • A language program encompassing the Hindi culture at Years Prep – 3 and 7 – 9.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational leadership

  1. Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  2. Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change. 

SC2 Financial, managerial and administrative ability

  1. Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills. 

SC3 Planning, policy and program development and review

  1. Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
  2. Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
  3. An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning. 

SC4 Leadership of staff and students

  1. A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
  2. A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents. 

SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

  1. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.
  2. Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
  3. An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment. 

SC6 Demonstrated capacity to promote a positive college culture and foster strong and effectively relationships with the broader school community.


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program. In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget. Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.


Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  • supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  • allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  • supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  • management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  • responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  • contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.


Not Applicable

School Type

College or Tertiary

Job Closing Date

18 Apr, 2021