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Principal - St Joseph's Primary School, Penshurst - Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited, VIC

St Joseph’s Primary School, Penshurst, is located in the Southern Grampian Shire, approximately 30km east of Hamilton. The Principal will led this rural school with a community of 25 students who are empowered by a team a committed teachers and parents, to grow into strong and independent members of the community. View Job on Website



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 Joseph’s Primary School, Penshurst, is located in the Southern Grampian Shire, approximately 30km east of Hamilton. This rural school has a community of 25 students who are empowered by a team a committed teachers and parents, to grow into strong and independent members of the community. The students have an enthusiasm for learning that is nurtured by our stimulating and progressive curriculum. St Joseph’s is a faith community inspired by the wonder of God and seeks to build relationships based on respect, harmony and honesty, within a loving and safe educational environment.

We are seeking a collaborative and visionary educational leader to model faith in action, inspire the school community and to enact a shared vision focused on excellence in education. The Principal leads the community by personal and professional example to ensure the school:

  • is recognised as an authentic Catholic school which promotes Gospel values and nurtures spiritual development;
  • delivers a contemporary, high quality, and evidence-based learning experience for students;
  • achieves a high standard of academic success;
  • is collaborative and continuously develops and supports all school employees;
  • is a highly engaged and professional learning community.

Working in partnership with Catholic Education Ballarat, the Principal assumes operational and strategic responsibility for the effective leadership and stewardship of the school.

Commencement Date: Term 1, January 2022.



Please visit the Catholic Education Ballarat website and download the position description and an application pack.

For a confidential discussion about the position contact:

Michael Trainor, Human Resources Manager (03) 5337 7109

Applications close Monday 16 August 2021 by 9am.

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