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Geraldton Grammar School
Geraldton, Australia

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Job ID: 12588
Job Views: 140
Location: Geraldton
Post Code: 6530
Category: Education & Training, Management
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 17/06/2024



Full-Time 5 Year Fixed Term Contract

Commencing January 2025


The Opportunity

Geraldton Grammar School is seeking an exceptional educational leader to serve as our next Principal. As a Kindergarten to Year 12, co-educational independent school in the Anglican tradition, we are committed to "Striving for Excellence" in all aspects of student learning and personal development.


Located within the City of Greater Geraldton, the School campus enjoys spectacular ocean views with excellent facilities. The School is an accessible and inclusive community in which student learning and wellbeing are paramount. All members of the school community are committed to providing a holistic, rigorous and student-centred curriculum that seeks to create independent learners, balanced with tolerance and respect.


We believe in fostering a highly relationship based environment where students, teachers and staff develop meaningful connections based on trust, respect and empathy. These relationships serve as the foundation for effective teaching and learning, allowing us to better understand and support the unique needs and aspirations of each student.


Geraldton Grammar School takes child protection seriously.  All candidates for roles at Geraldton Grammar School are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.


Job Requirements:

The Position

The Principal of Geraldton Grammar School is responsible to the Geraldton Grammar School Board for the strategic and operational leadership of the School.  The Principal is expected to engender the trust and confidence of the school community and demonstrate an exemplary level of performance and professionalism.


The Principal works with the Board to collaboratively develop the School strategic plan and is responsible for implementing the strategic plan and monitoring the plan through the agreed Key Performance Indicators. The Principal is responsible for the effective flow of information to the School Board, bringing insight into key issues and trends affecting the current and future performance of the School.


Importantly, the Principal will be a strong educational leader who has a thorough knowledge and understanding of education and the business acumen required to successfully run a multifaceted organisation with the following personal attributes:


  • A leader who demonstrates a commitment to supporting the Anglican ethos of the School and the ability to lead a diverse and inclusive community.
  • A strong role model who demonstrates integrity underpinned by the school values of respect, responsibility, perseverance and inclusivity.
  • A visible leader who has a strong connection with staff, students and parents
  • A leader with good judgement, sound decision making, moral courage and tact.
  • A leader with passion, energy, optimism, the ability to make things happen and a genuine interest in and commitment to serving students, staff and parents.
  • A leader with a commitment to a progressive education
  • A leader with an open, consultative style which combines a disposition towards distributed leadership with a willingness to lead decisively from the front and the capacity to inspire confidence with the School and wider community.
  • A leader with outstanding written and verbal skills.
  • A leader who shows energy, resilience, humour and warmth.
  • A leader who is articulate and leads the School whilst sustaining the vision, mission and motto of the School.
  • A leader who retains traditions and honours the past and history of the School.

How to Apply:

Your Application

Integrity of your Application

We expect that you will act with integrity through all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. This means that your application is free from plagiarism and that you represent yourself with honesty. Be mindful of conflicts of interest when selecting referees. These can be perceived or actual. Where this happens, you are encouraged to disclose this to the panel. Your referee may not be a member of the selection panel, or a family or other close personal relationship with a panel member.


The following requirements must be met and maintained to work at our School.

  • Possess a teaching qualification from an accredited teacher education program or one recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) as equivalent;
  • Will preferably possess post-graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as education, management or leadership)
  • Be registered with the TRBWA;
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency in Australia, or
  • Have a visa with relevant Australian work rights from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection;
  • Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC – Western Australia);
  • Have a National Police History Check (NPHC), including a Screening Clearance Number (SCN) prior to commencing employment.

Preparing your application

  • Email for the Candidate Information Pack or go to and download the Candidate Information Pack
  • Provide a cover letter no longer than two pages
  • Demonstrate your specific experience with examples for each of the 6 responsibilities and accountabilities outlined in the Candidate Information Pack.
  • Your employment history with key achievements in each of your roles
  • Provide at least 4 referees of which at least two must be from your current employer, one being the Principal (or Board Chair as applicable)
  • A word limit total for your application will be limited to 3,500 words.

Submitting your application

Application must be received by 8.00 am Monday 22 July.  Please note that this is Western Australian time (AWST) which is GMT+8 hours.

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