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Dean of Students (Years 9-10)

Parade College
Position of Leadership

About the role

About Parade College

Parade College is a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition. The College aims to help young men grow into well-rounded individuals who will make a meaningful contribution to society. In a vibrant learning community, students are encouraged to explore and develop their talents to the fullest and aim for excellence in all their endeavours. 

Parade College is the oldest Edmund Rice School in Australia, dating back to 1871, and has a proud history of excellence in the education and pastoral care of young men. As a long-standing Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition, Parade College strives to be a learning community that offers best practice education and pastoral care to its students to foster fullness of life and holistic growth for all. Parade offers a multitude of curriculum options for boys whatever their interest may be; from academic, sporting, music, visual arts and trade options.

The College is pleased to announce, our VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) program at Parade College will become co-educational in 2025. The College will welcome full-time female student enrolments for the first time in our long history at Year 11.  Starting in Term 1 2025, our VCE Vocational Major program, based at our Preston campus, will be expanding our student offerings by introducing a new Tertiary Pathways Program. The Tertiary Pathways Program will include a second stream of our highly successful Sport Academy, along with a new Business Academy. Both academies will provide a bespoke educational opportunity that will allow students to gain direct entry into a number of undergraduate tertiary courses at La Trobe University upon completion of the two-year course.  (This exciting initiative is subject to final approval by VRQA)

The Position

The Deans of Students report to, and work in close collaboration with, the Assistant Principal – Student Wellbeing who is responsible for the wellbeing of the students and the expectations of students at the College. 

Creating a strong foundation for learning, the Deans of Students support the Assistant Principal – Student Wellbeing in creating an environment where students feel safe and connected, are self-reflective and aspirational, and engaged and compassionate citizens. With a strong understanding of contemporary wellbeing practices including restorative practice, positive education and mindfulness, the Deans of Students will continually identify opportunities in which the young men of Parade College may be supported to reach their full potential and learn to contribute to the rapidly changing world with confidence, integrity and resilience.

The position supports the Wellbeing Team which consists of the House Leaders at the Bundoora Campus and the Student Wellbeing Leaders at the Preston Campus. The Deans of Students directly manage the House and Student Wellbeing Leaders.

The Deans of Students lead the Wellbeing Teams in implementing all aspects of the College Mission Statement and Development Plan concerned with student wellbeing and effective classroom management.  The College is committed to helping all students to thrive in the most conducive learning environment and uses restorative practices in student management.

Applications are invited for the Dean of Students (Year 9-10) position from suitably qualified, highly motivated and innovative leaders with excellent organisational skills and a passion for Catholic Education in the Edmund Rice Tradition and the safety and wellbeing of children.

The successful candidates for these positions will commence January 2025.  The leadership appointment is for a three year term, with an ongoing teaching position associated with this appointment. This leadership position attracts a Position of Leadership Allowance and generous time release per cycle.

Application Requirements

In preparing an application, please read the advertisement and position description carefully to ensure that you can demonstrate your ability to meet the position requirements and have a good understanding of the role.

Applications must include:

  • a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria addressing your skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the role; together with
  • a current Curriculum Vitae.

For enquiries please contact the Director of Human Resources via email:, or phone: 94683300. 

To apply for this position, please visit the Employment Page on the College website via: and select 'Apply'.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 4:00pm on Monday 22 July 2024.  Applications will be considered as received and interviews may be held during the application period.

This community is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children in our care.

Parade College acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

 Parade College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications close

22nd July 2024


Dean of Students.pdf


Contact details

PrincipalMr Mark Aiello
Phone9468 3300
Address1436 Plenty Road
Bundoora, 3083