PRINCIPAL

St Sava College

VARROVILLE, NSW


Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 30 September 2020


Principal- St Sava Serbian Orthodox College Primary School (K-2 in 2021) The school is located in the burgeoning Sydney South-West Growth Centre. The 186 acre property sits between Campbelltown Rd and Camden Valley Way, at 381 St.Andrews Rd VARROVILLE. St Sava Orthodox College is seeking to employ a collaborative, passionate and dynamic leader to become the founding Principal of our College in 2021. The successful applicant will have the ability to manage the dual role of a teaching principal, have highly effective leadership skills, outstanding communication skills, an ability to build and maintain interpersonal relationships, a proven ability to implement and drive literacy, numeracy and well-being outcomes into the College and be able to lead and engage in collaborative leadership, community engagement and string partnerships within the wider community.

<p>Principal- St Sava Orthodox College (K-2 in 2021) </p><p><b>ST.SAVA SERBIAN ORTHODOX COLLEGE </b></p><p>The school is located in the burgeoning Sydney South-West Growth Centre. The 186 acre property sits between Campbelltown Rd and Camden Valley Way, at 381 St.Andrews Rd VARROVILLE. The property sits atop the crest of the Scenic Hills Precinct and the scope for growth and the development of a truly comprehensive curriculum is limitless. </p><p>The mission of St.Sava College is to light the PATH TO LIFE. We aim to nurture virtue in the souls of both students, staff and the parental body by immersion in a classical curriculum and historical Orthodox Christian spirituality. Our students will be prepared for higher education, service vocations and for continuance in the sacramental life of the Church. </p><p><b>As an Orthodox Christian school, St Sava College will enable its students to: </b></p><p>• enjoy a caring, safe and loving learning environment </p><p>• maximise individual potential in the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills as the basis for a continuing love of learning </p><p>• understand the integral value of self-discipline and academic rigour </p><p>• enjoy the broadest and deepest context of their cultural heritage </p><p>• live the fullness of the sacramental life of the Orthodox Church</p><p>The academic program, at St Sava’s will be developed to provide an excellent educational experience in every classroom every day, while catering for the diverse needs of all children. </p><p>The academic program will be structured around two key elements: rigorous implementation of the Australian Curriculum, with an appropriate balance of knowledge and skill-based content, and high quality, evidence-based teaching and assessment. It will combine the best of traditional and modern educational practices.</p><p>A child’s school life is a formative experience, both academically, spiritually and socially. St Sava’s will provide an excellent education that will help children to discover meaning and purpose and to become productive and contributing Orthodox Christians in the context of vocation, family, community and Church. </p><p><b>The Role </b></p><p>St Sava Orthodox College is seeking to employ a collaborative, passionate and dynamic leader to become the founding Principal of our College in 2021. </p><p>The successful applicant will have: </p><p>• The ability to manage the dual role of a teaching principal </p><p>• Evidence of highly effective leadership skills, outstanding communication and interpersonal relationships. </p><p>• Proven ability to implement and drive literacy, numeracy and well-being outcomes into The College. </p><p>• Evidence of collaborative leadership, community engagement and string partnerships within the wider community. </p><p>• The ability to demonstrate a strong capacity of leadership for this vibrant team and would develop and implement the strategic plan in collaboration with the College Board of Directors. </p><p><b>General Selection Criteria </b></p><p>• High level educational leadership with the skills to lead and manage a new school focused on the delivery of high-quality education </p><p>• Ability to lead and manage rigorous and inclusive whole school teaching and learning programs </p><p>• High level of communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build positive relationships and engage all levels of the school and educational community </p><p>• Ability to lead and manage the development and performance of staff to improve teaching and learning </p><p>• Ability to plan systems and manage resources effectively and equitably to enhance teaching and learning </p><p> </p><p><b>Key leadership qualities and capabilities </b></p><p>• Promotes and is dedicated to the Serbian Orthodox vision in the school&#39;s goals, policies, programs and structures </p><p>• Displays confidence, curiosity, enthusiasm and optimism </p><p>• Displays emotional intelligence in working with individuals and groups </p><p>• Builds an inclusive, trusting community and cultivates productive working relationships </p><p>• Is an effective educator able to respond clearly and able to provide and receive constructive feedback </p><p> </p><p>The successful applicant will be required to commence Term 4, 2020. </p><p><b>Conditions </b></p><p>All applicants must be qualified and registered to teach in New South Wales and hold a valid Working with Children Check number. </p><p><b>Application Process </b></p><p>Please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, cover letter, 3 references (one must be from your minister of religion), valid working with children check by clicking on Apply for Job.</p><p>Applications close:  30 September 2020</p><p> Email: saintsavacollege&#64;gmail.com</p><p> </p><p>Phone: Fr Rade Radan 0407 119878 </p>