School Leadership (Assistant Principal-range 1)

Schools (Government)

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 7/24/2019

Location Profile

Cranbourne East Primary School is an exciting state of the art facility built under the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project, which opened at the start of 2011. The school is built for a long-term student enrolment of 450 students, however due to ongoing and rapid enrolment growth this figure has been surpassed with current enrolment at 1252 students. It is likely the school will continue to maintain these enrolment numbers for the near future.

The school facility brings together the best in contemporary educational design and promotes active student-centred learning through the creation of flexible, functional spaces. Key features of the school include: high expectations for all learners, high quality teaching and innovative learning opportunities based on personalised and inquiry based learning, well-resourced programs, environmental sustainability and high level parent and community involvement.

The building is designed around innovative learning spaces and flexible multipurpose learning neighbourhoods. In addition there are cutting edge performing Arts and Science learning spaces, a learning resource centre, Music studio, ICT rich resource hubs (notebook computers, iPads and interactive TV’s, whiteboards etc), football and soccer ovals and an indoor double court, physical education gymnasium. There are currently two playgrounds and a Pirate Ship playground and sandpit with shade areas and environmental wetlands.

Cranbourne East Primary School is a place of outstanding learning and professional practice. It is a happy, exciting and engaging information technology rich learning environment where student centred learning occurs. The learning programs are led by professional learning teams who make a real difference and meet the needs of each and every student at a local level within a global setting. Staff at all levels work towards a shared vision as part of a harmonious team that work effectively with the local community to create a school environment that is cooperative, caring, encouraging of community involvement and which celebrates success.

All staff at Cranbourne East Primary School will need to be prepared to embark on a journey of continuous learning and reflection to contribute to the evolution of a learning community. Staff also need to have the capacity to deliver the levels of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility to respond to the large workload and face the many exciting challenges that a dynamic and vibrant school entails. Individually and collectively staff have the belief that they possess the ability to contribute to the creation of a school of excellence.

The core purpose is to help children grow into lifelong learners and future citizens. The school is a place that encourages and enables professional learning and effective teamwork as well as developing a strong, welcoming and inclusive school community.

Cranbourne East Primary School is located in the Hunt Club Estate in one of the fastest growth areas in the South Eastern growth corridor. The school is located at No 2 Bowyer Avenue (Melways ref 134D4).

The school is located on the same site with Cranbourne East Secondary College, Marnebek Specialist School (Outpost) and shares facilities including the gymnasium, theatre, soccer ground and football oval. Shared-use facilities are a valued feature of this school site. A three-room kindergarten and maternal health centre has been constructed by the City of Casey adjacent to the school site.

A differentiated and co-teaching curriculum model is implemented to meet the diverse needs of all students. This model is child centred and operates in a learning environment that encapsulates complimentary alignment of space, pedagogy, belief and values. The cutting edge, purpose-designed facilities reflect a twenty-first century educational approach to teaching and learning through the provision of open flexible learning areas capable of catering for a range of student groupings.

There will be no school tour for this position. Additional information can be found on the school website or by contacting the school.

Selection Criteria


Selection Criteria 1 – Educational Leadership

  1. Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership, through a deep understanding of current curriculum and pedagogical practices, to improve student learning outcomes.

Selection Criteria 2 – Planning, policy and program development and review

  1. Outstanding capacity to develop student learning and achieve high quality student outcomes.

Selection Criteria 3 – Leadership of staff and students

  1. A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
  2. A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.

Selection Criteria 4 – Financial, managerial and administrative ability

  1. Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills which includes but is not limited to overseeing budgets, managing CRTs, ES staff and a range of programs essential within a school community.
  2. Highly developed skills in the use of data management methods and technologies to inform teacher practice and to support continued student growth.

Selection Criteria 5 – Interpersonal and communication skills

  1. Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
  2. An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment
  3. Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal skills and values, when working with the school community to build inclusive, respectful partnerships

    Select Criteria 6 – School Criterion

  1. An ability to lead and manage the Program for Students with Disabilities.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to lead programs which respond to the learning of children with complex needs

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