Principalships

2019 PRINCIPALSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
LEAD WITH PURPOSE
 
Applications for 2019 principalship positions in Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) are now open.

Our schools require Catholic principals who are visionary, faith-filled and skilled in school leadership. 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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Ngalangangpum School, Warmun
 
Ngalangangpum School is a Catholic Kindergarten - Year 10 school with a current enrolment of 90 students and is part of the Warmun Aboriginal Community, located halfway between Halls Creek and Kununurra in the remote East Kimberley region. With a fluctuating population of up to 400 people, this is one of the largest Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, with the majority of its residents being members of the Kija language group.
 
Ngalangangpum School was established in 1979 in answer to a direct request from the Warmun Community whose members wanted to be in more control of the education of their children. The community decided on a Two-Way school based on Catholic beliefs closely married with the Narrangkarni (Dreaming). A community School Board continues to be responsible for assisting the school principal in the development of school policy and cultural procedures.
 
In 2011 the community experienced a flood that destroyed 80% of the community, including the school. The new school facilities officially opened in 2016 and include new classrooms, a Trade Skills Centre with a fully equipped kitchen that supports the school Café. Traditional aspects of education are also recognised; the aim is to equip students with an education that is contemporary but that is also cognisant of cultural identities. The school encourages the involvement of community members in the teaching of traditional culture and beliefs.

Coaching structures across the school provide a rich framework for professional development and growth of staff in an effort to have the most impact in improved learning outcomes for students. Throughout 2018 the Stronger Smarter approach has been implemented across the school which highlights no excuses and high expectations for all.
This role commences on 1 January 2019.
 
Further information can be found on the school website: www.ngalawarmun.wa.edu.au
 
To view application information and apply for this position visit www.ceo.wa.edu.au/Employment/Pages/Vacancies.aspx
 
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Lumen Christi College, Martin

Established in 1984, Lumen Christi College is a Catholic co-educational secondary school located in the suburb of Martin, in the foothills of Perth. With a current enrolment of nearly 1000 students from Year 7 through to Year 12, the College continues to respond to the growing demand of families from within local parishes and from the surrounding areas.

The College has over 120 staff members including full time and part-time teaching staff and other administration and support staff. The spacious and well-appointed campus has a range of excellent facilities including a state of the art Performing Arts Centre, Senior Transition Centre, Sports Centre, Technologies Centre and Junior Transition Centre.

The College aspires to be an inclusive, creative learning community centred in Christ and committed to the education and development of each individual student. To this end, Lumen Christi offers a wide range of quality educational opportunities that are current, utilise the latest technology and respond to emerging trends in education and the ever-changing demands of our modern world.  The College provides established pathways for University entrance, and given the diverse range of abilities and aspirations of the student cohort, also provides extensive Vocational Education and Training programs. These offer nationally accredited qualifications, valuable work experience and enable access to post-school destinations such as TAFE, traineeships and apprenticeships. Furthermore, the College caters for students with special learning needs in a supportive and inclusive learning environment.  All students are encouraged to engage fully in their academic studies as well as pursuing their interests in the wide range of co-curricular activities and specialised programs on offer.
 
Lumen Christi College seeks to provide opportunities that allow each student to become the best person he or she can possibly be. A pastorally caring and supportive environment based on the teachings of Christ helps to create a positive environment where all can learn and grow. Students are encouraged to seek personal excellence and challenged to discover and develop their talents not only for themselves, but in the service of others.

The Principal will be a creative and committed leader who will work collaboratively with the community in planning for ongoing school improvement.
 
Further information can be found on the school website: http://web.lumen.wa.edu.au/
 
To view application information and apply for this position visit www.ceo.wa.edu.au/Employment/Pages/Vacancies.aspx
 
 
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John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School, Mulan
 
John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School is situated in Mulan, close to Lake Gregory (Paruku) a remote area of the Kimberley region in northern Western Australia. The traditional owners of the land are the Walmajarri people, and in 2001 the area became WA’s first Indigenous Protected Area. While Mulan is set in the desert it’s close proximity to Paruku means that it takes in a vast desert wetland system of national and international significance with breathtaking scenery. As a Catholic school we follow the guidelines of the Broome Diocese and hold the gospel values of Jesus as our guide in all that we do.
 
The school and community were both established in 1979. The school, founded by the Sisters of Mercy and now run by lay staff, has three classes: Kindergarten - Year 1, Years 2-5 and Years 6-9. The number of students is usually around 25. Targeting children’s specific needs and providing for a variety of learning styles are given a high priority.
 
The local community are encouraged to hold a range of positions in the school including: Teaching Assistants, Cultural and Language Advisors, Grounds people, Cleaners and School Canteen Staff. A school community committee has been established and meets every month. Community involvement in the life of the school is encouraged at all times. Study opportunities are available for Aboriginal Teaching Assistants and community members through the school.
 
The school has a wide range of facilities and resources including an early learning centre, a home economics room, library, all weather covered basketball court and spacious grounds.
 
John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School is committed to the concept of Two Way Learning which respects and fosters the traditional Aboriginal languages and culture of the area whilst also enabling children to learn Standard Australian English language and culture. This is encouraged through the school curriculum, and implemented by teachers, Aboriginal Teaching Assistants and the community. Teachers are also encouraged to explore their own understanding of Aboriginal culture.
 
More information can be found on the school website: www.jppmulan.wa.edu.au

To view application information and apply for this position visit www.ceo.wa.edu.au/Employment/Pages/Vacancies.aspx
 
This role will commence on 1 January 2019.
 
Applications close 10 August 2018
 
 
 
 
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