Deputy Principal - Gymea Bay Public School

NSW Department of Education

Job Description

Position Information

Gymea Bay Public School, located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, has an enrolment of approximately 790 students in 31 classes. Together with staff of the school, it also houses a Vision Team, which supports the needs of students with vision impairment across the Port Hacking, Sutherland and Woronora River Networks.

The school strives for academic, cultural and sporting excellence, offering varied and interesting curricula, with a technology emphasis. Our highly qualified collaborative staff, at various career stages, empower crosspollination of ideas, aspirations, best practice and enthusiasm as a team geared for success. The school’s pursuit of excellence includes a strong focus on differentiation for improvement for every student, particularly in literacy and numeracy. Our productive Learning and Support Team effectively enhance the nurturing environment in which our students flourish - feeling known, valued and cared for.

The school values community support and has an active and growing P & C. There is an onsite ‘Out of School Hours Care’ centre which provides much needed quality care for students before and after school, and vacation care. Community partnerships see the school being used for a range of extracurricular activities outside of normal hours.

This position will include up to 50 % teaching load, and will commence Term 1, 2021.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary and : -

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of the executive team to initiate, lead and evaluate the implementation of the school's strategic directions and whole school programs.

  • Exemplary organisational and communication skills with a proven ability to lead and manage day to day school operations, policies and procedures.

  • Proven experience in management of programs, processes and effective deployment of resources to support student well-being and engagement to ensure every children is known, valued and cared for.

  • Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams.

  • Successful experience in the engagement of a diverse community through visibility, openness, consultation and commitment.

  • 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.

    Special Notes

    Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.

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