Executive Principal Connected Communities - Boggabilla Central School

Position Information

Boggabilla Central School is part of the Connected Communities strategy and sits on Gomeroi country. Our school of 85 students from Preschool to Year 12 can be found in North West New South Wales on the Queensland border, on 44 beautiful acres near the MacIntyre River.

The majority of our students are drawn from the local communities of Boggabilla and Toomelah, 98% of students are of Aboriginal heritage. We are a vibrant learning community with committed staff using cutting edge technology to achieve improved student outcomes.

Year 11 and Year 12 students are part of the Northern Borders Senior Access Program (NBSA), with many subjects being delivered by video conferencing. Boggabilla Central School has a highly effective preschool and a number of other important early learning initiatives.

Our school is incredibly well resourced and values teacher collaboration and efficacy. Teachers work in a wonderful partnership with non-teaching staff and a variety of local agencies.

The school has a well-established School Reference Group and the school works in partnership with the local Boggabilla Toomelah Local AECG to achieve the best learning outcomes for our students.


Connected Communities is a strategy to drive improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people. The strategy positions schools as community hubs that broaden the influence of the community and school leadership in the delivery of key services that support children and young people from birth through school into further training, study and employment. The Executive Principal will work in partnership with the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and the local community to achieve the key accountabilities of the role.


This appointment is for up to 3 years  with the possibility of extension.

Selection Criteria

Approval to teach in NSW- primary or secondary. In addition to the general selection criteria,

1. Deep level knowledge and understanding of the Connected Communities Strategy, department’s Aboriginal Education polices and related government policies and strategies.

2. Strong educational leadership, strategic analysis and planning capability, combined with creative problem solving skills to drive innovative programs and initiatives that lead to high quality learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.

3. Demonstrated capacity to implement the schools shared vision and plan in partnership with the local community while being dynamic and responsive to achieve results.

4. Ability to build collaborative relationships with key government and non-governments agencies particularly the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. to drive improved outcomes for Aboriginal students.

5. Ability to inspire confidence in Public Education.

General Selection Criteria

1. High level educational leadership with the skills to lead and manage a complex public school focused on the delivery of high quality education

2. Ability to lead and manage rigorous and inclusive whole school teaching and learning programs

3. High level communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build positive relationships and engage all levels of the school and educational community

4. Ability to lead and manage the development and performance of staff to improve teaching and learning

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

6. Capacity to lead staff in implementing the Department's Aboriginal education policies and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people


If you have not held a substantive principal position in a NSW Public School at any time in the past five (5) years, you need to have completed the NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential to be eligible to apply, and you will need to attach a copy of your provisional credential certificate or final credential certificate as part of your application.

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

An Executive Principal appointed to an incentive school will also receive the incentives that 8, 6 or 4 point incentive schools attract and the locality allowances relevant to the school.

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

The department is progressively introducing a great range of new benefits and incentives for teachers and executives in rural and remote NSW public schools. Use the link to find out more about the benefits and incentives.