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Job Title : Principal


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Department of Education

Independent Public School - Goldfields Education Region

East Kalgoorlie Primary School



Level 4, $133,513 - $141,996 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: PR683182

This is an eighteen (18) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2021

East Kalgoorlie Primary School (PS) has a fantastic opportunity for you to join a supportive team that promotes positive relationships between students, staff, parents and the local community.

The successful applicant will be innovative and creative in the establishment of systems and structures to foster academic development and improvements in social and emotional development for students. You will lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students, through the deployment of resources provided by the Department and other stakeholders. In addition to this you will ensure compliance and accountability for the overall management and development of the school within Government and Departmental policies and guidelines.

East Kalgoorlie PS is a Kindergarten to Year 6 Primary school, located in Kalgoorlie. The students access the school from all over Kalgoorlie with 98% of students, Aboriginal. There is a strong emphasis on the early years of schooling with services for every student, and the school is successfully placed to offer a highly supportive and nurturing environment

At East Kalgoorlie PS, the staff, resources and programs are all committed to developing strong, independent students ready to fulfil their high school pathway. There is a strong connection with Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School with all Year 6 students last year successfully transitioning to the high school. East Kalgoorlie PS is a key school in the Kalgoorlie Network contributing to the Regional and Network plan aligned to the priorities of K-12 Pathways and Connected Autonomy contained in our strategic direction document, Building on Strength. In addition the Kalgoorlie Network is a highly functioning Network with great experience and strength in the principalship. As the in-coming principal you will be well supported by your principal colleagues characterised by an overall strong and collective commitment to public education.

This is an outstanding opportunity in particular for a current level 3 Principal or an aspirant to take the next step in your leadership journey. East Kalgoorlie PS is an outstanding school and Kalgoorlie a wonderful place to live and work.

The Principal supports the Department's objectives for the public education and training of students in Western Australia. The role of the Principal is to lead and manage the planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement of the education of all students in a community through the deployment of resources provided by the Department of Education and the school community.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the three leadership requirements and five professional practices particular to the role of a principal identified by the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  1. Effective leadership in teaching and learning
  2. Developing self and others
  3. Leading improvement, innovation and change
  4. Leading the management of the school
  5. Engaging and working with the community

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria identified in the Job Description Form (JDF) for the position. The business needs and context of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached JDF.

For additional information about East Kalgoorlie Primary School please visit EastKalgoorliePS.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For Further Job Related Information

Please contact Kathleen Cambetis, Regional Operation Coordinator, by phoning (08) 9093 5600 or emailing Kathleen.Cambetis@education.wa.edu.au.

(Please do not email applications to this email address)

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select "Apply for Job", at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A maximum three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria in context of the role and needs of the school;
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager).

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting "Apply for Job".

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 8317.

Further information on how to apply is available via the attachments below.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

All appointees to Principal positions longer than 6 months in duration who have not completed 6 months or more in a WA public school principal role prior to January 2015 will be required to satisfactorily complete all Principal Eligibility Modules. The Principal Eligibility Modules which are completed online must be completed within 6 months of commencement in a principal role.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department's training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.



ATTACHMENTS: - Applicant Resource - How to Write a CV and Covering Letter.pdf
- Endorsed JDF - Generic - Principal Primary School - Regional and Remote - Schools - Admin 4 - Aug 2017.pdf
- Information for Applicants.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Full Time

FTE: 1.0

LOCATION: Kalgoorlie

CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-18 4:30 PM