Assistant Principal-Range 1, Educational Leadership - Rowellyn Park Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Carrum Downs VIC 3201, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1262414 Location:  Rowellyn Park Primary School Department:  Rowellyn Park Primary School Role Type:  Assistant Principal Subjects/Duties:   Full/Part Time:  Full-Time Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing Classification:  Assistant Principal-Range 1 Apply By:  27/01/2022 Other Information:   Begin Date:  28/02/2022 End Date:  20/12/2024 Hours:  38.00 Contact Name:  Caleb Peterson Phone:  0425 785 653 School Website:


Location Profile

Our Vision

  • Empowering students in a caring community, where learning is everywhere,
  • opportunities are varied and character is developed.

Our Motto

  • Together We Learn

Our Values

  • Respect Resilience Responsibility Reflection

Our Mission

We aim to immerse families in a wholesome primary school journey filled with memorable experiences and challenging opportunities – a place in which children are supported to develop life-long friendships.

We gain the highest level of job satisfaction from helping children become literate and numerate, valuing a hands on approach, with a practical emphasis on how their learning is useful in the “real world”.

We have built an inclusive culture in which diverse backgrounds are celebrated and individual social emotional, physical and cognitive needs are met. As a genuine community with a shared sense of responsibility for the future of our children, we enjoy a unique family feel.

Building relationships is the cornerstone of Rowellyn Park and reflects the school motto of ‘Together We Learn’. At Rowellyn Park Primary School we educate the whole child. We recognise the need to provide opportunities for each student to develop academically, socially and emotionally in a supportive learning environment.

School programs are both challenging and motivating and are intended to enable every student to achieve their full potential. Emphasis is placed on high standards in learning and teaching especially in the literacy and numeracy learning areas. Life and relationships at Rowellyn Park are characterised by the 4 Rs of Rowellyn – Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Reflection.

At Rowellyn Park Primary School, our teachers focus on developing a positive climate for learning and the school has embedded a culture of shared curriculum planning and collective responsibility for student learning through analysis of student achievement data and the modification of learning programs to suit individual needs of students. A range of intervention and extension programs are offered to students.

Compass School Manager is used for attendance, reporting to parents, excursion payments and permission, event planning and student management. School wide information is delivered to targeted groups ensuring timely and efficient communication between school and home.

Digital Learning features across all levels of the school. In the Junior School a mix of iPads and laptops are used to support and extend student learning in Numeracy and Literacy. In year 4, 5 and 6 a significant netbook program has been embedded into the teaching and learning program.

Each student has their own netbook and use innovative pedagogical practice such as flipped and blended learning for discovering knowledge. Students and teachers use OneNote and other digital tools for collaboration. Across the school, the use of digital tools significantly enhances differentiation of learning.

The school’s buildings are designed around the perimeter of an attractive central courtyard, seating and playground areas. The classrooms, which are structured in pairs to promote teamwork, flexible groupings and collaborative learning, provide inviting and well-organised learning spaces adorned with displays of children’s work. A refurbishment cycle has seen the upgrading of facilities and the grounds are superbly maintained. We recently acquired a new competition size gym and a STEAM Centre.

We also provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their skills outside the classroom by providing a range of specialist programs including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, STEAM, LOTE Indonesian and Physical Education. Within each of these programs, the teachers provide additional opportunities for students to excel and as a result opportunities for students are wide and varied such as:

participation in an extensive sports and athletics program, Bike Education, Drawing Club, Dance, Drama, Choir, Runners' Club and the Young Explorers' Club.

Rowellyn Park Primary School encourages personal achievement, creativity and team work skills, and fostering respect for others. We aim to develop individual skills of leadership, independence, critical thinking and problem solving.

Rowellyn Park Primary School promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with children with a disability.’

Rowellyn Park Primary School promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, and encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal children and/or communities.’

Rowellyn Park Primary School promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and encourages applications from people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.

Selection Criteria

Educational leadership

  • Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
  • Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

Financial, managerial, and administrative ability

  • Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

Planning, policy and program development and review

  • Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

Leadership of staff and students

  • A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
  • A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group, and community contexts.
  • Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity, and integrity. Ministerial Order 1038 (as amended by Order 1267) 79
  • An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.


Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision, and evaluation of the school's education program.

In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies, and budget.

Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making. The management of significant school program in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Role Summary

Specifically, the Assistant Principal will be a member of the Executive leadership team. The successful candidate will take leadership of the daily operations of the school. Additionally, the successful candidate will have responsibility for the Curriculum Leadership for a specified Stage of Learning team across the school.

Presently curriculum leadership is split into; Prep PLC Grade 1-2 PLC; Grade 3-4 PLC; and a Grade 5-6 PLC

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with members of the executive leadership team to maintain a consistent and highly effective learning program and will visibly demonstrate a commitment to the ongoing development of a school culture that is inclusive; values student voice; promotes the school vision and values and works with its staff to always raise the bar on student learning outcomes


The Assistant Principal, will perform the following functions:

  • Support the leadership and implementation of effective instructional practices as they pertain to Rowellyn Park Primary
  • Implement and sustain the development of consistent school processes throughout all Campus classrooms, site operations and staff collaborative practices
  • Lead the development of proactive use of student learning and engagement data through all learning programs
  • Lead the daily operations of the school
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to Leading Teachers/Learning Specialists and emerging leaders
  • Oversee a PLC
  • Share responsibility for the development and effective implementation of the school Annual Improvement Plan
  • Along with other members of the school take a leading role in the organisation of curriculum days
  • Oversee all aspects of the operation of the school including the educational
  • welfare of all students and the maintenance of pastoral care
  • Along with the Principal and Student Management Assistant Principal, be responsible for general student welfare and discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and assist and support sub school leaders and staff with the implementation of the Student Code of Conduct
  • In conjunction with appropriate staff, provide counselling and advice to staff on matters relating to classroom management
  • In conjunction with the school Leadership team implement the performance and development program
  • Oversee the development of personal professional learning plans and assist individuals in gaining appropriate training to fulfil their goals
  • Provide leadership and support to enable all teachers to improve their teaching through the use of informed feedback data from a range of sources
  • Assist graduate teachers with their application for full registration as appropriate
    Support the development of a School Communication Strategy and contribute to school communication initiatives including the newsletter, website and media interest in school programs
  • Allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within relevant programs
  • Other duties as requested by the principal

Who May Apply

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