Our schools require Catholic principals who are visionary, faith-filled and skilled in the areas of school leadership, education and management. Applicants will need to provide evidence of: 
  • An ability to give leadership to the Catholic life of the school in an increasingly interconnected and complex world 
  • Expertise in school management and an ability to inspire a spirit of collaboration with staff, students and parents
  • An ability to lead learning, curriculum development and practices to ensure achievement and enhanced learning outcomes for all students 
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St Michael’s School, Bassendean, is a single stream co-educational primary school with an enrolment of 244 students from Kindergarten to Year Six. The school was established in 1914 by the Sisters of Mercy and has a strong affiliation with the St Joseph's Parish creating a very positive atmosphere within the community.

The staff at St Michael’s are committed to using the Cooperative Learning strategy to increase  levels of student engagement. The school also has a specific emphasis on Early Childhood Education with intervention strategies solidly in place to cater for the development of early learners. The Performing and Visual Arts feature prominently in the school’s program.

An integral part of the school is the St Joseph’s Centre which provides for the additional needs of a variety of students, facilitating their access, participation and learning outcomes. The St Joseph’s Centre promotes an inclusive model of education for those most at risk and offers a combination of centre-based and mainstream support.

St Michael’s School fosters the development of each and every child holistically through strong community relationships with the School Board, Parents and Friends’ Association and the St Joseph’s Parish.

The school strives to unite their community through faith, compassion, truth and service, living out their Mercy values.

The role commences in Term three 2018 and further information about the school can be found at

To view application information and apply for this position visit

Applications for this outstanding leadership opportunity close at 2.00pm Friday, 23 February 2018.

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