St Joseph’s Primary School

Port Macquarie

Co-educational (K-6)
Enrolment: 390 students

The Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Lismore and the Parish Priest of St Agnes’ Parish, Port Macquarie, Fr Paul Gooley are seeking applications from suitably qualified Catholic educators for the position of Principal of St Joseph’s Primary School, Port Macquarie, commencing 29 January 2019.

Port Macquarie is attractively situated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, approximately 390 km North of Sydney, and 570 km south of Brisbane.  Located on the coast at the mouth of the Hastings River, Port Macquarie is known for its extensive and idyllic beaches and waterways. Residents will be very pleased with the many annual festivities, shopping centres, restaurants, national parks and nature reserves and other attractions.

As the first Primary School to be established within St Agnes’ Parish, St Joseph’s Primary School’s  vision “One in Christ” inspires our Staff and community to discover and celebrate individual potential, whilst working for the greater good within our School, Parish, local and global communities.

We are seeking a results-focused Catholic Principal, with the ability to be part of the leadership of our School and Parish by working closely with the Parish Priest, staff, and parents.  If you have these qualities, and are fully committed to the Catholic ethos, we welcome your application.

Information for applicants: 

Applications close: 3:00 pm Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

Please submit your full application (in a single PDF attachment preferred) including an application form, statement addressing the selection criteria, current resume, copies of qualifications and completed referee reports, including Parish Priest reference (referees may submit reports directly) to:

Recruitment Coordinator
PO Box 158 

Child Protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening

Information for teachers from interstate  
If you are moving to NSW from another Australian state or territory, and you want to work as a teacher in NSW, you will be required to be accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Each employer in NSW may have their own employment criteria and you should ensure you are aware of any specific requirements such as tertiary study in specific areas.

Already registered with another Australian teaching body?  
If you hold current full registration from another Australian teacher registration body, your registration may be recognised by NESA.  You will still need to apply for Provisional or Conditional Accreditation in NSW. You can then apply to have your interstate registration recognised through a process called Mutual Recognition.