Assistant Principal, Budgewoi Public School

$124,038 - $137,486 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Budgewoi NSW 2262, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley

Job reference number: 00008M7A 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 4390 9166 - Nathan Forbes Closing date: 01/12/2021 - 04:00 PM Principal network: Tuggerah Lakes Staffing area: Central Coast School name: Budgewoi Public School FTE: 1.000


Budgewoi Public School is a large primary school on the northern end of the Central Coast. Budgewoi is a picturesque location, surrounded by Lake Munmorah, Budgewoi Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Our school's current enrolment is 535 with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander population of 16%.

Students from non-English speaking backgrounds account for 4% of enrolments. Budgewoi Public School has a Family Occupation and Education Index (FOEI) of 128 which ensures it receives significant funding to overcome any socio-economic disadvantage students may experience.

The community expresses high expectations for their children with the majority of parents indicating a desire for them to finish Year 12 and enter into tertiary education.

The school is deeply committed to working with the community through authentic consultative processes.

The two main consultative bodies the school connects with are the highly active Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) and the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) Muru Bulbi.

Our school enjoys the benefits of serving students from a diverse range of backgrounds, therefore it receives significant funding through the NSW Department of Education (DoE) Resource Allocation Model.

This funding is utilized to provide intensive support to staff and students through instructional leadership, intervention programs and wellbeing initiatives.

The need to implement consistent, evidence-based, data driven and assessment led teaching practices were identified through our situational analysis. During 2021 a sustained and focused effort on employing an Explicit Instruction approach to teaching was implemented school wide and this will remain a key priority in 2022.

Our comprehensive situational analysis also revealed the need for our school to focus on student wellbeing, community connections and collective efficacy.

Strategic Direction Two focuses on the provision of personalized support for student learning, wellbeing and attendance.

Strategic Direction Three concentrates on the creation of enhanced opportunities for authentic community connections and promoting collective efficacy across the school.

Selection Criteria

  • In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary with demonstrated capacity to work as part of a dynamic leadership team; strategically planning, leading and monitoring initiatives and balancing the roles of leader and exemplary classroom teacher.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively lead, model and implement evidence-based literacy and numeracy programs and assessment practices.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills which focus on collaboration, effective communication and strengthening community engagement and partnerships with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience to foster whole school wellbeing programs to enhance a culture of multi-tiered support for all students including those with additional learning and support needs.

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.

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: