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Assistant Principal - Mission - St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour

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Work type: permanent, full time
Location: Coffs Harbour
Categories: Assistant Principal





Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited

Catholic education in the Diocese of Lismore is a long standing provider of school education on the north coast of New South Wales. 45 Catholic primary and secondary schools, operate in all major urban centres and many smaller towns from Tweed Heads to Laurieton. All Catholic schools seek to provide a comprehensive, quality education in a welcoming and secure environment.


St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour

Assistant Principal – Mission

Full time position, permanent contract commencing 29 January 2025

This position will be underpinned by a full time, permanent teaching position at the College

Relocation assistance available


Overview of school:

St John Paul College is a school that strives to be truly Catholic in our identity and life; a centre of the new evangelisation and a place where the dignity and potential of every student is recognized and developed. St John Paul College is a place where students are formed in the faith and can achieve high levels of ‘Catholic religious literacy’ and practice, and where the learning outcomes of every student are improved.

Overview of role:

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour serves the evangelising mission of the Catholic Church - to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

In the Diocese of Lismore, Catholic parish schools have responded to historical, religious and cultural contexts for over 150 years and continue to do so today, in this case, serving the community of Coffs Harbour and its surrounds. In such a community, the beating heart of Catholic education is a shared fidelity to the mission within the local church.

In this mission the school aims to form and educate the whole person. This education recognises the innate dignity of the child, made in the image of God. A holistic approach also acknowledges each student’s unique physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs.

Applicants must: 

  • hold a valid NSW Working with Children Check
  • have full accreditation with NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA)
  • be a practising Catholic who witnesses to Catholic beliefs and practices.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant teaching and post graduate qualifications at Masters Level or above in Religious Education / Theology / Pastoral Ministry, or willingness to obtain.
  • Compliance with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead Policy. This includes beginning appropriate study courses in regards teaching Religious Education (Category D) and Leadership (Category E).
  • Experience leading and implementing the School and Diocesan Strategic Plans and Accountabilities
  • Experience in promotion of an effective, engaging and innovative school evangelising community
  • Success in building the capacity of teachers for discipleship formation
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of co-responsible leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain supportive and safe pastoral care learning environments.

Your application should address the above criteria. You are also required to nominate two (2) referees in your application, one of whom must include a Parish Priest, Priest or Minister.

Applicants are also required to arrange two (2) confidential references to be submitted to the recruitment mailbox prior to the advertisement closure date. For further information, please see the instructions and templates below.

Additional information:


Applications close: 3pm, Friday 14 June 2024.


Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited is committed to creating Child Safe Schools.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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