Assistant Princpal

Position Information

Cooma Public School has a current enrolment of 235 students with approximately 6% of students identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The school has 13 classes, including 3 support classes and is located on the Southern Tablelands, 114km south of the nation's capital, Canberra and 97kms to the snowfields at Thredbo.

The school is situated in the centre of town, where its staff have been providing quality education to students on the Monaro since 1863. The school has a strong focus on using evidence-informed practices for the teaching of literacy and numeracy, while offering varied whole school activities. Public speaking and the debating program is a particular strength and the school prides itself on its involvement and achievements in the sporting, visual arts and performing arts fields.

The school is recognised in the District as a school of excellence in Information and Communication Technology - a wireless network, a state of the art computer lab and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms.

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) and Berry Street Education Model are key components of the school's learning and welfare culture. The school enjoys a strong partnership with the other schools and community groups on the Monaro, including the local preschools and high school. The school is supported by an active P&C.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the general selection criteria, approval to teach infants and/or primary 1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with evidence of collaborative leadership and demonstrated ability to promote a shared vision that aligns with the school strategic directions. 2. Demonstrated commitment to student wellbeing, including the social and emotional needs of students, that will enhance student engagement through a positive, inclusive school culture. 3. Proven ability to lead staff in incorporating information and communication technology to maximise student learning and engagement. 4. Demonstrated ability to lead high quality initiatives that engage the whole school 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

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 are located at: