Assistant Principal, Galungara Public School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Schofields NSW 2762, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Sydney Region

Job reference number: 00008MF5 Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $137,486.00. This position attracts a base salary of $124,038.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Contact: 02 9852 6000 - Tracy Anderson Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: The Ponds Staffing area: Blacktown School name: Galungara Public School FTE: 1.000


Galungara Public School is a newly established school in Schofields, located in the Blacktown Local Government Area. Our school aspires to be outstanding through the purposeful creation of innovative learning environments that promote the development of creative and critical thinkers capable of deep inquiry.

This encompasses the utilisation of technology-based platforms to engage in teaching and learning and a commitment to collaborative teaching in flexible learning spaces.

With an enrolment of 324 students K-6, including those from non-English speaking backgrounds and students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, along with three classes that cater for students with disabilities Galungara Public prides itself on its inclusive environment.

With rapidly growing enrolments the school is expected to experience significant growth in the first five years of operation.

Approval for Phase 2 development has been given, with construction beginning in 2022. Once completed, Galungara Public school will have accommodation for approximately 1000 students.

As a school community, we have identified three strategic visions for the future in which we prioritize;

ensuring our students acquire the necessary skills in literacy and numeracy
enacting an agile learning culture that encapsulates the whole child and;

cultivating student agency so that students have voice and choice in their learning.

Underpinned by the school's motto, Inspire. Create. Flourish and values, Excellence, Integrity and Trust, the school is developing strong community links while establishing a tradition of excellence in an ever-changing world.

Selection Criteria

  • In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary, demonstrated ability to lead the implementation of high quality, differentiated literacy and numeracy programs based on evidence-based practices and effective data analysis to improve student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and inspire teachers to work collaboratively to ensure the continual growth of teacher expertise to improve student outcomes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as visible leader to successfully build and work in a collaborative, consultative manner with students, staff and parents to ensure that every student is known, valued and cared for.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the development and implementation of student wellbeing practices, in order to maintain and enhance a positive, supportive and inclusive school culture, ensuring that all students connect, succeed, thrive and learn.

General Selection Criteria

  1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
  2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
  3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
  4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
  5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
  6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


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

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 are located at: