Dprovides support, service and leadership to catholic primary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Ballarat.
Principal recruitment opportunity – St Alipius Parish School, Ballarat East
Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL) governs 56 parish schools across Western Victoria. As the administrative arm of DOBCEL, Catholic Education Ballarat (CEB) provides support and leadership to schools within the Ballarat Diocese. CEB engages with schools to promote Catholic identity, deliver quality learning, enable effective stewardship, and nurture respectful relationships.
St Alipius Parish School, Ballarat East is the oldest continually operating school in the Ballarat area, having first opened in 1853. Today the school serves a community of approximately 270 students, supported by a team of 42 dedicated staff. The school is a vibrant community with a culture of welcome, inclusion and where learning is equally about who we are and how we can live creatively, purposely and compassionately in our world. The learning and teaching are enriched by our Catholic tradition and based on a constructivist approach.
We are seeking a collaborative and visionary educational leader to model faith in action, enact a shared school vision for contemporary education, and lead an evidence-based approach to personal and academic development experiences for students. The Principal leads the community by personal and professional example to ensure the school:
is recognised as an authentic Catholic school that promotes Gospel values and nurtures spiritual development;
delivers a dynamic and contemporary school curriculum that emphasises a student focused learning experience for students;
nurtures student wellbeing and individualises learning in a supportive environment;
prioritises student safety and recognises the uniqueness, value and contribution of each person;
works collaboratively with the School parent/carer community to support learning;
has a highly engaged professional learning community of staff dedicated to continuous improvement.
Working in partnership with Catholic Education Ballarat, the Principal will lead the operational and strategic planning for the School, provide effective stewardship of resources and establish meaningful relationships based on trust and mutual responsibility.