Principal Level P3, Riverside Girls High School

$177,481 - $196,329 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Huntleys Point NSW 2111, Australia
  • 17 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008L0E Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: The total remuneration package will be $196,329.00. This classification attracts a base salary of $177,481.00. Contact: 02 9886 7000 - Brad riffith Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Ryde Staffing area: Ryde School name: Riverside Girls High School FTE: 1.000


Riverside Girls High School is a comprehensive public secondary school for girls located in Gladesville on the north shore of the Parramatta River, with a population of 824 students, 45% with a language background other than English and 35% of these students requiring some level of EAL/D support. There are a small proportion of students (approximately 1%) who identify as Aboriginal.

The School is able to offer a broad a broad range of curriculum including VET courses. There is a strong extracurricular program, providing opportunities in Sport, Creative and Performing Arts, Technology, Debating and Public Speaking and Social Awareness, engaging students in initiatives that provide them with the skills to make a significant contribution to the school and to the broader community.

The school is committed to improving the ways in which it works collaboratively within the school community and to promote engagement with external partners, to inform and support continuity of learning at transition points for all students.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria,

  1. Demonstrated capacity in instructional leadership to plan, guide and support quality teaching and learning, while establishing high expectations for teachers and students.
  2. Outstanding capacity to lead an inclusive learning culture maintained by strong wellbeing practices that ensures all stakeholders are known, valued and cared for.
  3. Proven ability to be a dynamic, approachable and visible leader with a strong commitment to drive school improvement using evidence-based practices.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to build authentic connections with all members of the wider community to promote and nurture valuable partnerships.

General Selection Criteria

  1. High level educational leadership with the skills to lead and manage a complex public school focused on the delivery of high quality education
  2. Ability to lead and manage rigorous and inclusive whole school teaching and learning programs
  3. High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build positive relationships and engage all levels of the school and educational community
  4. Ability to lead and manage the development and performance of staff to improve teaching and learning
  5. Ability to plan systems and manage resources effectively and equitably to enhance teaching and learning
  6. 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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status 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 2021 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 P3 for 2021 and also for 2022.

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

To ensure that your application complies with the guideline page limits your attachments must be in PDF format.

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels.

The guidelines were in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020. The guidelines can be accessed here: