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Co-Principal – Geelong

MacKillop Specialist School

About the role

The Co-Principal will provide comprehensive and effective leadership to the Geelong P-12 Campus of MacKillop Education including meeting all key result areas and responsibilities.

MacKillop Education Geelong is a specialist school that caters for young people who have been disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education.

School can be a challenging environment for many children and young people, especially those who have experienced adversity and/or complex trauma. To cater for a student’s learning and wellbeing needs, we provide an environment that empowers students to re-engage in education and supports them academically and socially so they can experience success in learning and either continue their education at MacKillop or return to their host school.

In line with other Victorian Catholic schools, we implement the Victorian Curriculum at Foundation – Year 10, and the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) in the senior years of secondary school. Our Reframing Learning and Teaching Environments model (ReLATE) ensures we provide a safe learning environment for children and young people impacted by trauma. It is a holistic, school-wide model that is focused on supporting students at-risk.

The Co-Principal will work alongside the current Co-Principal to lead and deliver on all key result areas and responsibilities.

This position is a part-time position 3-days a week located at our Geelong Campus commencing January 2025.

Our Offer:

  • Generous salary and leave entitlements in line with the Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2022.
  • Salary packaging up to $18,500 (helps increase your take home pay).
  • Discounted workplace health and fitness program available to you and your family.
  • Paid on-site training that contributes to your professional development.
  • Regular supervision.
  • Great and Supportive Team
  • Awesome Location
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – free and confidential counselling, coaching and emotional support for work and personal challenges.

The Co-Principal is responsible for the following areas of leadership:

  • Ethos and Identity
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Educational
  • Community
  • Administrative

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications in education
  • Extensive experience in educational leadership.
  • Relevant experience teaching and supporting vulnerable children and young people.
  • An understanding of trauma-informed practice in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated alignment with the ethos and identity of a catholic school and a commitment to model these values as a leader

Please address the full Key Selection Criteria outlined in the PD as part of your application.

For more information, please contact:

If you are uncertain about the alignment of your skills and experience with the requirements of the position, we encourage you to reach out to Kris Bardon (Deputy Executive Principal) via email to organise a phone call to discuss.

Our Commitment:

MacKillop celebrates and draws strength from diversity and respects the dignity of all people. Every person at MacKillop has the right to be safe and to be treated justly. We value every person’s ability, cultural or linguistic backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, intersex status, relationship status, religious or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and age.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.

Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Application Procedure

Apply through Co-Principal Job in Geelong, South West Coast VIC – SEEK

Applications close

2nd August 2024


HR-F-035 Position Description_Co-Principal_2024.pdf

Contact details

PrincipalMs Anne Henderson
Phone5248 2557
Address25 - 33 Oxford Street
Whittington, 3219