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Principal - St Mary's Primary School, Donald - Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited, Donald, VIC

St Mary’s Primary School Donald is situated in north central Victoria on the Sunraysia Highway. The Principal will led a school of 36 students who are supported by a team of 7 dedicated staff. 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 Mary’s Primary School Donald is situated in north central Victoria on the Sunraysia Highway. Since opening in 1885, the school has a proud tradition of Catholic education and provides a welcoming, inclusive and safe learning environment for local young people. Today the school has 36 students who are supported by a team of 7 dedicated staff committed to meeting individual academic, spiritual, social and physical needs. The teaching practices are aligned to a Christ-centred learning and teaching curriculum which also celebrates indigenous and diverse cultures.

We are seeking a collaborative and visionary educational leader to model faith in action, inspire the school community, and 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, promoting Gospel values, and nurturing spiritual development;
  • continues to deliver a dynamic and comprehensive, student-focused and evidence-based learning experience for students;
  • treats students as individuals who are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning in a supportive and nurturing environment;
  • is collaborative and inclusive, and continuously developing and supporting all school staff;
  • 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

Chris Robarts, Education Consultant Northern Zone (03) 4333 5633



Applications close Monday 16 August 2021 by 9am.



DOBCEL is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of all children and young people in its care.

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