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The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School is a select-entry state government school for academically talented girls in Years 9 12. Students at the school are top achievers in the VCE. There is a focus on academic achievement coupled with an expectation of involvement in broad co-curricular and enhancement programs.

Applications are due on Recruitment Online or emailed to HR@macrob.vic.edu.au and details of the position can be found on Recruitment Online (education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/careers).

Further information: Mr Luke A Francis, Assistant Principal. Ph: 9864 7733

Assistant Principal

Selection Criteria

SC1      Educational Leadership
1. Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
2. Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.

SC2      Financial, managerial and administrative ability
1. Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills including ability to analyse and determine cost benefits to the school.

SC3      Planning, policy and program development and review
1. Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
2. Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
3. An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.

SC 4     Leadership of staff and students
1. A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
2. A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and help students to develop their special abilities and talents.

SC 5     Interpersonal and communication
1. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.
2. Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
3. An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.

SC 6    Local Criteria
1. Demonstrated understanding of the issues involved in educating academically talented, highly able girls, especially in a single-sex environment, and a willingness to promote a culture of excellence.


Assistant Principals at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School are core members of the Leadership Team, working with the Principal in a specific role to ensure policies and programs are developed and implemented to maximise student learning opportunities. They have the capacity to work cooperatively in a complex, busy, high-performance environment and be able to bring a whole school perspective to their work. They are ethical leaders who are able to engage with all community members exhibiting kindness, care and empathy.

Assistant Principals are expected to demonstrate exemplary values and attitudes appropriate to responsible professional practice as expected of a member of the Executive Leadership Team and a demonstrated commitment to the School Strategic Plan. The Assistant Principal will have the ability to build and maintain effective teams and develop co-operative working relationships which promote excellence in teaching and learning and in effective communication with the broader school community. S/he should contribute actively to a broad range of school activities as a member of the school's leadership team. It is expected that s/he will articulate educational issues and perspectives in communication with colleagues and others and be able to gain strong community support, leading staff in achieving the School Strategic Plan priorities and goals.


As a member of the Principal Class, Assistant Principals are expected to be able to demonstrate the leadership capabilities of the Principal as s/he may have to act as Principal in the absence of the Principal:

Technical Leadership
Demonstrated capacity to effectively optimise the school's financial, physical and human resources through sound management practices and organisational systems and processes that contribute to the implementation of the school's vision and goals.

Human Leadership
Demonstrated ability to foster a safe, purposeful and inclusive learning environment, and the capacity to develop constructive and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders.

Educational Leadership
Demonstrated capacity to lead, manage and monitor the school improvement process through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high quality teaching and learning in every classroom in the school.

Symbolic Leadership
Demonstrated capacity to model important values and behaviours to the school and community, including a commitment to creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities within the school, and across all levels of the system.

Cultural Leadership
An understanding of the characteristics of Effective Schools and a demonstrated capacity to lead the school community in promoting a vision of the future, underpinned by common purposes and values that will secure the commitment and alignment of stakeholders to realise the potential of all students.


The core duties and responsibilities associated with this role are:

School Organisation

  • Manage administrative structures and procedures on a day-to-day and annual basis, including timelines, meeting schedule, school calendar and exam timetables
  • Develop and manage the implementation of policies related to school organisation
  • Direct the work of the Daily Organiser
  • Oversee the CRT budget
  • Ensure DET Census compliance
  • Oversee scheduling and staffing of excursions and incursions, visiting speakers, groups and student activities and internal exams, including the provision of guidelines for organising teachers
  • Liaise with the Director of Development and Accountability on organisational matters
  • Liaise with the Social Services Coordinator on school social service programs
  • Liaise with the Director of Co-curricular and Student Leadership on planned activities
  • Liaise with Sports Coordinator and the House Activities Coordinator on organisation of sport and house activities
  • Plan and co-ordinate school assemblies and special occasions
  • Schedule Staff PD in co-ordination with Assistant Principal responsible for Professional Learning
  • Manage and co-ordinate Speech Night, including preparation of the Speech Night Program, donations and Awards and the Budget
  • Work with Joint Production & Planning Committee of Mac.Rob and Melbourne High School to support joint productions
  • Manage the provision of the student diary
  • Manage student and staff photographs
  • Oversee communication to Student and Staff of notices and daily events and support and manage initiatives associated with the Compass School Management program
  • Co-ordinate and edit the material for the School Newsletter
  • Organise and manage NAPLAN testing
  • Jointly manage MIPS in liaison with the Careers Coordinator
  • Attend PAC as Principal Nominee where required
  • Chair staff selection panels
  • Conduct annual performance reviews

It is anticipated that within the life of this contract the school will be involved in a Building Program and the successful applicant will be expected to manage both minor and major building projects and have a proven track record in this aspect of their work.

  • Oversee the work of the Facilities Manager to ensure timely repairs and maintenance of school buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds
  • Manage minor building projects, including developing proposals, seeking tenders for works, budgeting, developing a scope of works and timeline for Implementation and liaising with School Council
  • Ensure all rooms and common areas are appropriately furnished
  • Manage the School Maintenance System (SMS) including checking entries, assisting the Business Manager with maintenance contracts and accounts for maintenance
  • Develop and manage the implementation of policies related to school facilities
  • Ensure DET requirements for compliance with regard to facilities
  • Develop and manage the Property and Buildings annual budget
  • Liaise with the Director of e-Learning on the provision of resources, in particular hardware, that support the learning program
Occupational Health and Safety
  • Manage the risk management plan, including DISPLAN
  • Manage OH & S issues in consultation with the staff representative
  • Ensure compliance with DET Occupational Health & Safety requirements
  • Induct new teachers to the school in OH&S procedures

Publicity and Publications

  • Develop promotional material and place advertising
  • Develop and manage the Publicity and Publications Budget
  • Liaise with website manager
  • Be a member of Vista editorial team
  • Liaise with staff responsible for booklists and publication of Pallas
  • Manage the school Portrait Gallery
School Council
  • Support the School Council and its subcommittees

Parents' Association

  • Liaise with and support the Parents' Association and their activities
Teaching Duties
  • It is expected that applicants will be able to form a teaching allotment within the curriculum offered at our school, teaching up to one class.

Committee Membership

  • Support School Council and its subcommittees, including convening one or more sub-committees where required, particularly Property & Buildings (Chair) and Promotions and Development as they relate directly to areas of responsibility within this Assistant Principal portfolio
  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Workforce Committee as Principal Nominee
  • E-Learning Committee
  • Support the School Leadership Group and its work in the development and implementation of the School Strategic Plan

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