Principal, Range 2 - Powlett River Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Dalyston VIC, Australia
  • 04 Jun, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

Job ID: 1227398
Location: Powlett River Primary School
Department: Powlett River Primary School
Role Type: Principal
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Principal-Range 2
Apply By: 06/17/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 07/12/2021
End Date: 07/11/2026
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Jean McBride
Phone: 03 5678 7240
School Website:

Location Profile

Powlett River Primary School is small rural school which was established by the amalgamation of two schools Dalyston and Dudley Primary Schools in 1996. The school is located in the seaside town of Dalyston which is seven kilometres from Wonthaggi. The current enrolment is 45 students and, with current town and residential growth, is expected to grow in the future. The growth is due to families moving into the area as well as some families seeking the smaller community school coming from the larger town of Wonthaggi. Powlett River Primary School is proud to have strong community orientated school with strong links a range of clubs and local businesses. The school actively works in partnership with families and carers to support all students. The school has excellent facilities including a number of historic buildings, a large gym, library, a community garden and is set on spacious grounds. The school is currently in the planning to build a new toilet block which we hope will be completed early in 2022. The school runs a weekly playgroup for children aged 0-4 as well as a breakfast club at the school. The school is currently in process of reviewing its school vision and values.

There are composite and flexible classes across the school and a comprehensive intervention and tutoring program. Specialist teaching is provided in STEM and instructional music. The school also provides excellent resources literacy with a school library as well as a MARC van library. The school also has very good resources for physical education and ICT. The school has a strong focus on its interactive music program and is an integral part of the school’s curriculum, as well as providing strong links through musical activities with the community. Powlett River participates in school sporting activities, school camps and a swimming program and provides a range of wellbeing programs. The school has a committed staff who know every student’s needs and work collaboratively in a single professional learning team to provide targeted learning for all students.

Powlett River PS is committed to sustaining a school community working in partnership to provide a caring, structured environment where each child is encouraged to reach their full potential. It has an active School Council, parent and community involvement and support in a range of school activities.

Applicants can obtain further information via our website at

Selection Criteria

(a) Vision and values

Demonstrated capacity to create a shared vision, define and gain acceptance of school goals and set and communicate expectations for effective performance.

(b) Teaching and Learning

Demonstrated ability to manage the quality of teaching and create a positive culture of challenge, support and collaboration.

(c) Improvement, Innovation and Change

Demonstrated capacity to produce and implement clear, evidence-based improvement plans and policies and lead innovation and change.

(d) Management

Demonstrated capacity to ensure that the school’s human, physical and financial resources are efficiently allocated and managed.

(e) Development

Demonstrated capacity to create a professional learning community that is focused on the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, supporting all staff to achieve high standards and commitment to their own learning and wellbeing.

(f) Engagement

Demonstrated capacity to develop positive relationships with students, parents/families and the local community and participate in and contribute to system-level activities.

(g) Community Criterion

Demonstrated capacity to understand the unique characteristics of a small school and ability to actively lead the school in a growing community.


The role of the principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department and the school community.

At the same time, the principal, as executive officer of the school council, must ensure that adequate and appropriate advice is provided to the council on educational and other matters, that the decisions of the council are implemented and that adequate support and resources are provided for the conduct of council meetings.


The principal is accountable for the overall management and development of the school within statewide guidelines and Government policies. A clear set of accountabilities, which distinguish their work from other members of the Teaching Service and the education community are set out in detail in the contract of employment.

The core accountabilities of all principals are to:

  • ensure the delivery of a comprehensive education program to all students
  • be executive officer of the school council.
  • establish and manage financial systems in accordance with the Department and school council requirements.
  • represent the Department in the school and the local community.
  • implement decisions of the school council.
  • contribute to system-wide activities, including policy and strategic planning and development.
  • manage and integrate the resources available to the school.
  • appropriately involve staff, students and the community in the development,
  • implementation and review of school policies, programs and operations.
  • report to the Department, school community, parents and students on the achievements of
  • the school and of individual students as appropriate.

Who May Apply

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


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

17 Jun, 2021