Principal – Mount Surprise State School

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    The State of Queensland
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A UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU! Are you a determined, professional Educator looking forward to the opportunity to lead our teaching team in a small rural school that is set in the beautiful Savannah country of Far North Queensland? Well here is your chance! Mount Surprise State School are seeking a Principal for 2021.

Job details

Position status Temporary

Position type Full-time

Occupational group Education & Training

Classification Stream3/Level 1

Workplace Location

Job ad reference QLD/FNR352128/20T

Closing date 27-Sep-2020

Yearly salary $116036 – $121975

Fortnightly salary $4447.60 – $4675.30

Job duration 22 January 2021 to 03 December 2021 unless otherwise determined

Mount Surprise is west of Cairns in the Shire of Etheridge, the “Golden Heart of the Gulf”. This region is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors driving along Savannah Way, the adventure drive linking Cairns to the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia. Mount Surprise is located 285km west of Cairns. The small rural town boasts old fashioned country hospitality so be sure to stop in for a chat with the locals at the pub or café. A visit to the local Gem shop is also highly recommended. There is plenty to get up to here; go fishing for sooty grunter, barramundi and red claw yabbies in the fresh headwaters of the Gilbert River, take in spectacular geological marvels including Cobbold Gorge and Undara Lava Tubes or have a crack at fossicking for gold while exploring the rich mining history of this region.

Your Role

As the Principal you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school community to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Uphold the principalship as a values based, ethical and moral activity.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Active participants in life long learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with parents, other government agencies, community groups, industry and business.
  • Futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling.
  • Manage resources to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE .
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE .

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed‘ section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity .

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


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