Deputy Principal Secondary - Wauchope High School

$147,776 - $164,536 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Wauchope NSW 2446, Australia
  • 16 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Teaching Service
Job category:

Schools | TCH Other

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008YRV
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Remuneration package valued at $164,536.00. This position attracts a base salary of $147,776.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation.
Contact: 0265851400 - Sheree Burnham
Closing date: 29/06/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Macleay Valley
Staffing area: Port Macquarie
School name: Wauchope High School
FTE: 1.000


Wauchope High School is a comprehensive secondary school with a Support Unit which has five classes, located in the Macleay/Hastings Valley on the Mid North Coast. The current student population is around 500.

Whilst maintaining strong local traditions, our school community is diversifying with many new estates being built with younger families beginning to occupy these homes.

Our students have varied backgrounds and life experiences. Our Aboriginal student body is growing and approximately 20% of students at the school identify as having an Aboriginal background.

The school boasts state of the art facilities and is a trade training school. Placed in a rural setting along the banks of the Hastings river, there is plenty of space onsite for sporting and outdoor pursuits. A large agricultural plot enriches practical student learning outcomes.

Creative arts is a growing area in the school, with many students winning local competitions for artworks. Students also participate in local dance and music performances and presentations.

Students represent the school across the North Coast area and the state in a wide range of sporting pursuits. In the sporting arena, students and teams from the school often reach state finals and achieve state representation.

Selection Criteria
In addition to the general selection criteria,

A highly visible and proactive leader with the capacity to work collaboratively with the school executive team to successfully lead initiatives that address the school strategic directions and enhance the overall capacity of staff with diverse expertise and experience.

Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate school systems and management processes to ensure excellence in student well-being and effective management of complex situations.

Demonstrated capacity to lead and mentor staff in the development of quality teaching practices designed to engage students and lead to ongoing student growth and attainment.

Proven ability to strategically lead, manage and enhance partnerships with Aboriginal students, families, and their community to positively influence the learning outcomes of Aboriginal students.

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 meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements 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.