Head of Department in Health and Physical Education - Mount Gravatt State High School

$118,045 - $124,001 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
  • 16 Dec, 2021

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and dynamic individual to join the team at Mount Gravatt State High School as Head of Department - Health and Physical Education. In this role you will lead and support teaching teams with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and the MGH approach to pedagogy, through collaboration, alignment and precision to achieve differentiation. This role is ideal for an individual who is excited by the opportunity to embrace the school culture, build positive relationships and drive change with fellow staff, students and key stakeholders. Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced educators who have the support of their current Principal to be released to fulfil the position.


Position status Fixed Term Temporary Position type Full-time Occupational group Education & Training Classification Stream 2 /HO1 Workplace Location Brisbane - South Job ad reference QLD/399741 Closing date 09-Feb-2022 Yearly salary $118045 - $124001 Fortnightly salary $4524.70 - $4752.90 Job duration A period of 6 months unless otherwise determined Contact person Francine Potts Contact details 0421 321 612

About the School:

Mount Gravatt State High School is a co-educational State Secondary school situated in the southern suburb of Mt Gravatt, located about 10 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. Founded in 1960, Mount Gravatt State High School has a strong academic tradition and is highly regarded for its outstanding culture of learning, high standards and expectations, inclusiveness and sense of community while being contemporary, futures focused and providing many opportunities to promote personal growth and global citizenship.

Your Role:

As Head of Department - Health and Physical Education you will have responsibility for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Thinking strategically and innovatively in their approach to curriculum, pedagogy and staff development, and to continuous improvement and professional growth of MGH's HPE staff and educational programs
  • Implementing the Australian Curriculum Physical Education, QCAA Senior Subjects of Health and Physical Education aswell as the New QCE curriculums.
  • Facilitating management of school sport
  • Strengthening our athlete development program of excellence
  • Strengthening senior outcomes
  • Playing a lead role in the development, implementation and ongoing review of the school's explicit improvement agenda
  • Overseeing the ongoing embedding of the Australian Curriculum within the HPE department in line with ACARA's requirements with specific focus on the literacy, numeracy and cognitive demands of the curriculum
  • Building staff capability through a problem of practice approach to improvement, collaborative empowerment through a faculty based professional learning teams, coaching and mentoring
  • Encouraging a growth mindset amongst others by creating a low risk / high challenge environment that will encourage innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement.

For a full list of the requirements of this position, please refer to the attached role description.

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 (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 4 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.

Workers in education settings, including schools, early childhood and care services (such as kindergartens and childcare centres) or Outside School Hours Care, will need to have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 17 December 2021, and the second dose by 11:59pm on 23 January 2022.

To ensure the Department of Education is complying with this requirement applicants may be required to supply supporting evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination for employment to any roles in the designated categories. Please visit the Department of Education COVID-19 website for further information. Department of Health information page for further information about obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.