Principal Level P1

Position Information

Tathra Public School (enrolment 208 students) is located on the far south coast of NSW. It is a proud member of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community (SCLC), the Bega Community of Schools and the Batemans Bay Principals' Network. The local community has a deep connection to the school, evident through the support of a dedicated Parents and Citizens’ Association and a number or reciprocal initiatives.

Teachers use a consistent, collaborative and evidence-based approach to improve the literacy and numeracy students through the application of Visible Learning principles. The Positive Behaviour for Learning model also underpins wellbeing and discipline policies and practices. Students have access to a wide range of learning opportunities through Japanese, Aboriginal language and culture, creative and performing arts, coding and gardening programs.

Selection Criteria

Approval to teach. In addition to the general selection criteria, demonstrated capacity to drive continuous improvement in teaching excellence through the leadership of reflective, evidence-informed and collaborative practices that result in every teacher improving every year. Proven ability to implement and enhance differentiated whole-school programs that engage all members of the community to support the attainment of outstanding learning and wellbeing outcomes. Highly visible and inspirational instructional leadership that empowers staff and builds a common purpose to meet increasing educational challenges and accountability.

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

Classification Structure for Principals: The Crown Employees (Teachers in Schools and Related Employees) Salaries and Conditions Award 2020 details the new principal classification structure based on complexity of schools which commenced in 2016. Please view information on the Classification structure for Principals at
The classification and remuneration of our school principals is based on school complexity, as measured through each school’s RAM allocation. As part of the ongoing application of the new structure a review of thresholds and outcomes will occur on an annual basis. The principal classification for this school is Principal Level P1 for 2020 and also for 2021.
Applicants are to include details of their WWCC clearance number as part of this application.
New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels.
The guidelines are in effect on positions advertised from Wednesday 10th June 2020.
The guidelines can be accessed here: