Assistant Principal-Range 1 - Lollypop Creek Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Werribee VIC 3030, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Job ID:  1284173
Location:  SWV - Regional Directorate [Multiple Location Campus]
Department:  SWV - Regional Directorate 
Role Type:  Assistant Principal
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing
Classification:  Assistant Principal-Range 1
Apply By:  04/07/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  03/10/2022
End Date:  04/10/2027
Hours:  38.00
Contact Name:  Joel Riddle
Phone:  0407 579 041
School Website:


Lollypop Creek Primary School (interim name) will be established in 2023 and is located approximately 30 kilometres west of Melbourne. Our school has space for 525 local students and is open for enrolments for students in Prep to Grade 6. Our school grounds are bounded by sparkling waterways and situates itself close to Harpley Town Centre.

Our school will be culturally diverse with families having a language background other than English (LOTE). We are proud of our diversity and inclusive school community.

Our dedicated staff and families are committed to supporting each child to set goals and take pride in their achievements in a safe and caring learning environment.

Our students benefit from having teachers with a range of different experiences and skills working together in teams, to support the learning of all students. We offer a broad curriculum based on building strong foundations in Literacy and Numeracy.

Our curriculum is further enhanced by outstanding specialist programs in Physical Education, Visual Art, Languages, Performing Art and Science.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Educational leadership

(a) Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.

(b) Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2 Financial, managerial and administrative ability

(a) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.

SC3 Planning, policy and program development and review

(a) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.

(b) Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.

(c) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

SC4 Leadership of staff and students

(a) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

(b) 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.

SC5 Interpersonal and communication skills

(a) Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

(b) Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

(c) An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

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 or functional areas 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.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.

Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  • supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  • allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  • supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  • management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  • responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  • contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

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