St Mary’s Catholic College Casino


The Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Lismore seeks applications from outstanding and faith committed Catholic educational leaders for the position of Principal, St Mary’s Catholic College, Casino.  Applicants for the role of Principal will possess an informed, articulated and contemporary understanding of Catholic education.

Situated in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, St Mary’s Catholic College is a co-educational Catholic Secondary College that offers a state-of-the-art Agricultural and Trade Training Centres. The College encourages all students to become lifelong learners and boasts a compressed curriculum for years 11 and 12.

The College has been successful in obtaining funding to demolish 1955 buildings and plant and to replace them with state of the art contemporary learning spaces incorporating Science and STEM with learning commons and capability for multi-modal learning.

Located 726 km north of Sydney and 228 km south of Brisbane, Casino is a family friendly country town on the Richmond River and is 45 minutes from the beach town of Evans Head. It has a large number of interesting historic buildings. It is also a major service centre for the rich pasture lands which surround it. With a population of around 12,000 it is a thriving rural centre which relies heavily on the region’s cattle industry combined with the importance of the local timber industry.

A full role description, including selection criteria is provided below:

Role Description

Application Form

Referee Report

Parish Priest Report

Catholic Schools at a Crossroads

Foundational Values for Catholic Identity and Mission

To apply, please submit your full application including an application form, statement addressing the selection criteria, current resume, copies of qualifications and completed referee reports, including Parish Priest (referees may submit reports directly) to:

Recruitment Coordinator Email:

Applications close 9.00 am 27 September 2019.

Child Protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.  Applicants must have legal right to work within Australia.

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 National 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.