Principal, Range 3 - Killara Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Sunbury VIC 3429, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Job ID: 1238863
Location: Killara Primary School
Department: Killara Primary School
Role Type: Principal
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Ongoing
Classification: Principal-Range 3
Apply By: 10/03/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/27/2027
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Gail Atkins
Phone: 9744 6432 / 0419 896 916
School Website:

Location Profile

The school has a total of 344 enrolments and 29 staff, including 2 principal class, 20 teaching staff and 7 ES staff.
Killara Primary School, opened in 1993, is on the northwest fringe of Sunbury. With extensive, landscaped grounds, a large gymnasium and 172 seat performance-ready theatre, the school is well laid out with 2 core buildings comprising administration, 16 classrooms, library/resource centre, performing and visual arts spaces and 10 relocatable classrooms. The buildings are in good condition, our grounds are well maintained and all programs are well-resourced with an emphasis on technology, which includes interactive TVs in each classroom, a 1:1 Netbook Program in Year 5/6 and sets of netbooks and tablets in the P-4 learning areas, including class sets in the 3/4 area.

With 330 students, Killara Primary School recognise the extraordinary responsibility and privilege it is to educate our students and their right to achieve their highest potential; hence their vision “Our Best, Every Child, Every Day’. Strong school values of Respect, Resilience and Accountability support this vision.

Killara embraces a student-centred approach to developing literate, numerate and curious learners within an inclusive differentiated curriculum, with a focus that supports each child’s emotional, physical, social and cognitive/academic needs in a safe, engaging, challenging and positive learning environment.

At Killara it is recognised that students are powerful learners who must be actively engaged and challenged in the process of learning to ensure the best possible outcomes for all. The school community (teachers, students and parents) promote learning as an ongoing exploration of our world in an authentic way that encourages the learner to take risks.

Staff work collaboratively, with a strong emphasis on teamwork and shared leadership. A commitment to developing a Professional Learning Community, where all are responsible for the growth, well-being and development of all students is central, through refined use of data to determine learning needs, strong feedback procedures and a dedication to collaborative teaching teams. At Killara learning and teaching is based on sound, researched pedagogical practices that support high quality consistency of practice across the school.

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 ability to further develop a nurturing, supportive and stimulating learning environment, based on the school values, that supports the needs and aspirations of all stakeholders, and continues to build strong partnerships with families and the broader 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.