Deputy Principal

St Patrick’s College, Strathfield NSW

Commencing January 2022

About the College

St Patrick’s College Strathfield is a Catholic boys’ school in the Edmund Rice Tradition, catering for boys in Years 5 to 12. The College has a current enrolment of 1460 students, supported by over 200 teaching and support staff. The only entry point for enrolment is in Year 5 and in 2022, the College will be increasing the enrolment pattern beginning with Year 5. Set in spacious grounds in Strathfield, St Patrick’s enjoys an excellent reputation for producing young men who are prepared to serve others and who are committed to living out the Gospel message. The College was founded in 1928 by the Christian Brothers and has a rich tradition of excellence in academic learning and a robust co-curricular sporting and cultural life. St Patrick’s is a member of the Independent Schools Association and sport is played on Saturdays and takes place after school during the week with a wide variety of sports offered.

About the Position

 The Executive Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is seeking to appoint a Deputy Principal to join the College Leadership Team, commencing in January 2022. The successful applicant will be a highly accomplished educator with proven success in leading innovative teaching and learning outcomes and faith formation, as well as possessing the relevant leadership experience to satisfy the selection criteria for this key senior position.

An Applicant Information Package, outlining the Selection Criteria and Key Responsibilities for the position, can be obtained below or by contacting Madison McQuiggan on (03) 9426 3205 or

For further information about the position, please contact Peter Leuenberger, EREA Regional Director – NSW/ACT, on (03) 9426 3203 for a confidential conversation. Further information about the College can be obtained by visiting

How to Apply

Expressions of interest should be addressed to Dr Craig Wattam, EREA Executive Director, and can be emailed to Please include a Cover Letter, outlining reasons for your interest in and suitability for the position (no more than 2 A4 pages) and CV.

Suitably qualified candidates will be notified and invited to submit a full application, including a detailed written response to selection criteria.

All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures.  These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

In accordance with Child Protection legislation, all people seeking child-related employment must obtain a Working with Children Check clearance prior to employment at the College.



Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.