Edmund Rice Special Education Services

St Gabriel’s School, Castle Hill & St Edmund’s College, Wahroonga

Commencing January 2022


The Schools:

St Gabriel’s School and St Edmund’s College are proudly Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition. Founded by the Christian Brothers in 1922 (St Gabriel’s) and 1951 (St Edmund’s), the two schools today form Edmund Rice Special Education Services and are under the leadership of a single Principal.

St Gabriel’s School and St Edmund’s College are both co-educational schools which cater for children with a wide range of intellectual and sensory disabilities. St Gabriel’s, located in Castle Hill, caters for students in Years K-9 and will eventually be a K-12 school. Currently, 122 students are enrolled. St Edmund’s, located in Wahroonga, caters for students in Years 7-12 and has a current enrolment over 120 students. Both schools are characterised by a vibrant culture and very supportive communities where staff, students and families are committed to a truly liberating education.


The Role:

The Executive Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is seeking to appoint an experienced and contemporary educator to lead St Gabriel’s School and St Edmund’s College into the next phase of their development. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of professional educators and support staff dedicated to providing students with the best opportunities in a safe and inclusive environment.

The successful applicant will be an experienced educational leader with a passion for learning and the relevant leadership experience to satisfy the selection criteria for this key senior position. Experience in working with children with special needs is desirable.

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 Director – NSW/ACT, on (03) 9426 3203 or Further information about the schools can also be obtained from or

Expressions of interest should be addressed to Dr Craig Wattam, EREA Executive Director, and can be emailed to Please include a:

*Curriculum Vitae;

*Covering Letter, outlining reasons for your interest in and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages).


All expressions of interest will be acknowledged by reply email. Please contact us on (03) 9426 3205 if you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 7 days.

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




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.