General Primary Teacher - Mount Garnet State School

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 07 Jul, 2021

Job Description

KICKSTART YOUR TEACHING CAREER IN MOUNT GARNET! We look forward to welcoming a vibrant and energetic General Primary teacher to our school community for this temporary full-time position. You will need to be available to commence as soon as possible. Beginning teachers are encouraged to apply.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region, Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ378736/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $64934 - $97741
Job duration July 2021 to 10 December 2021 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Leigh Buxton
Contact details 07 40974333

Give your teaching career a kickstart in the friendly rural community of Mount Garnet. This is a temporary full-time position until the end of the 2021 school year. Subsidised departmental accommodation may be available.

Welcome to Mount Garnet State School
We are a small vibrant school on the southwestern edge of the Atherton Tablelands, catering to around 68 students from Prep to Year 6. Our dedicated teaching staff are a wonderful mix of comparatively young and older experienced teachers. They consist of a teaching principal, three dedicated classroom teachers and three equally dedicated teacher aides who are a valued and a very important part of the delivery of our educational programs. There is an office administrator, a guidance officer who attends our school one day a fortnight, a casual grounds person and two cleaners. Multi-age classes provide students with opportunities to be challenged and extended in their learning.

Explore our website to learn more about Mount Garnet State School

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • Rural and Remote incentives apply to this location
  • Subsidised departmental accommodation is available for a single, couple or small family
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Mount Garnet
Located 163km south west of cairns by road, the small rural town of Mount Garnet is home to approximately 300 people. Originally a mining town, several minerals including tin, copper, zinc and garnet can still be found in the area. There is plenty to do in the local area if you enjoy the outdoors; go camping, visit Innot Hot Springs or try your hand at fossicking. The Mount Garnet Races & Rodeo on May Day long weekend are a big hit with Far North Queensland locals, for many it is an annual event on their family calendar – well worth a look.

The Tablelands region is incredibly unique with stunning rainforest, volcanic formations, crater lakes and views across rolling pastures to Mt Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland. It is also home to an amazing array of local produce, with plenty of opportunities to sample everything from chocolates and cheese to wines and the most delicious macadamia nuts you'll ever taste! You can pop into popular Mungalli Creek Dairy and learn about their biodynamic farming practices, or sit down to a high tea and daydream as you lose yourself in the beauty of the landscape.

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please CLICK HERE.


  • Read the attached Role Description
  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) and a maximum one page written response outlining the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

**The Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found**