Assistant Principal Macquarie College (NSW)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: 5pm on Sunday, 9 July 2023.

Macquarie College is an aspirational, future-focused learning community, where the pursuit of excellence is nurtured in an inclusive, Christ-centred environment. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist System of Schools, the College is located on an eight-hectare site in Wallsend, nestled between the rapidly growing Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City areas.

Macquarie College staff comprise innovators, pioneers and co-learners, who appreciate this as a meaningful, inspiring and progressive workplace where they are empowered for a fulfilling career and to make a positive impact on students. As a member of Future Schools, Macquarie College aspires to co-evolve a new exemplar of future-focused schooling that contributes to the transformation of global education; the Assistant Principal (Student Wellbeing) will be a dynamic leader, integral in contributing to the school’s journey towards this.

Beginning in Term 1, 2024, the Assistant Principal (Student Wellbeing) will support the Principal in strategic and day to day leadership of wellbeing and pastoral care for students across the College. Working collaboratively with College leaders, the Assistant Principal (Student Wellbeing) will develop consistent practices and policies from Kindergarten to Year 12, initiate wellbeing programs and proactively respond to the needs of the community as required.

As a member of the College’s Executive team, the Assistant Principal (Student Wellbeing) is a leadership role responsible for the implementation of the Macquarie College vision, mission and values in daily operations, bringing a highly collegial approach to their decision making. The successful candidate will also lead the Invictus Wellbeing Institute, delivering best practice wellbeing programs to schools, built on preeminent research in positive psychology and education to promote knowledge around resilience, curiosity and empathy.

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Strategic leadership in the development of wellbeing programmes, practices, and initiatives for students
  • An understanding and commitment to the purpose and ethos of Adventist Education as described by Adventist Schools Australia
  • Experience in the implementation of high-level student behaviour management processes
  • A sophisticated understanding of how data can be utilised to improve holistic student outcomes
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and lead change in an educational context
  • The ability to lead and support teams in a constructive, collaborative and proactive manner in the delivery of individualised care for students
  • The capacity to build external partnerships, and inspire students, staff, parents and members of the wider community

Macquarie College has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, as outlined in the Child Protection Policy. (

Hutton Consulting Australia is partnering with Macquarie College in the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion, all enquiries regarding the application process and requests for the Candidate Information Pack, please contact Michael Bignill 0425 271 822 or

Please Note: Direct online applications will not be considered.

Applications should be emailed to

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 9 July 2023.