Principal, WOODLAWN

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Start date: 28 January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Lismore seeks applications from outstanding and faith committed Catholic educational leaders for the position of Principal, St John’s College Woodlawn.  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 John’s College Woodlawn is a co-educational Catholic Secondary College within a rural setting 5km from the Lismore CBD and a short drive from Ballina and Byron Bay.  This location boasts the unique benefits of beaches and rainforests, with many annual events, cultural diversity and history, while offering a wonderful sense of community.

Current enrolments are around 765. For over 80 years the College has served the Catholic community by providing a thorough and balanced approach to meeting the needs of its students. There are approximately 57 FTE teaching staff and 32.3 non-teaching staff.

Information for applicants:

  • Selection Criteria
  • Application Form
  • Referee Report – Professional
  • Referee Report – Parish Priest
  • 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 am Monday 22 July 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.

More about St John's College LISMORE
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 203 Woodlawn Road, Woodlawn, New South Wales, NSW 2840, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 2 66 262600