Head Teacher - Teaching And Learning - Wilcannia Central School

Position Information

Wilcannia Central School is defined by strong community engagement and leadership. Located in western NSW on the banks of the Darling River, we create a positive educational environment for our 80 students of which 90% are Aboriginal students from Preschool to Year 12.  Our small school setting allows us to know and care for every child as an individual.  We strive to develop innovative curricula and teaching practices in order to meet each child's specific needs, in close partnership with our school colleagues, families and our local community. Our school plan focuses on development of innovative curricula to engage students and boost literacy and numeracy outcomes. A Connected Communities school, we build strong partnerships with Aboriginal leaders, our school community and external agencies. The school belongs to the WILVANDEE Access Program, providing opportunities for Stage 6 students to complete courses remotely. 

Selection Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the teacher training and academic qualification requirements for this position. In addition to the general selection criteria,

  • demonstrated capacity to lead the implementation of innovative curricula across KLAs that incorporate local cultural experiences and lead to improved outcomes for secondary students

  • demonstrated ability to work as an active member of the school's executive team ensuring whole school priorities are met

  • demonstrated ability to enhance staff capacity in the use of innovative, future-focused and collaborative pedagogies that improve teaching and learning

  • demonstrated capacity to implement programs which will increase student achievement in literacy and numeracy in secondary students

  • capacity to build strong relationships with parents and the broader community.

  • General Selection Criteria

    1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice

    2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs

    3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams

    4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents

    5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning

    6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies


    An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the

    application process

    at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.

    Special Notes

    The Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools are located at https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/employment/recruit/head_teach/Eligibility2004.doc

    Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.