French Teacher - Smithfield State High School

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 12 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Smithfield State High School is a high performing secondary school providing quality education and excellent outcomes for our students. We invite applications from suitably qualified Secondary French teachers for this permanent full time position.

Position status Permanent Position type Full-time Occupational group Education & Training Classification Teacher Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld Job ad reference QLD/FNQ401972/22 Closing date 31-Jan-2022 Yearly salary $64934 - $97741 Job duration Commencing January 2022 Contact person Paul Charles Contact details 07 4058 4333

At Smithfield State High School, we are in the business of changing lives.  Our dedicated and professional teaching team looks forward to welcoming a dynamic and enthusiastic secondary French teacher with the ability to teach both Junior and Senior French.  You will be innovative and engaging in your approach to delivering the French curriculum, and share in our school's values.

Workers in education settings, including schools, early childhood and care services (such as kindergartens and childcare centres) or Outside School Hours Care, are required to have received the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 23 January 2022.

To ensure the Department of Education is complying with this requirement successful applicants will 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.

Welcome to Smithfield State High School

We are a high performing secondary school in the Cairns Northern Beaches area, just 15km from the Cairns city centre.  Our dedicated and professional teaching team proudly provides quality education and excellent outcomes for approximately 1100 students enrolled across Years 7 to 12, striving for success for each and every student.

We have a unique partnership with Trinity Beach and James Cook University, through the Tropical North Learning Academy.  This partnership allows us to offer quality, seamless education and world class learning environments to our local community from early years through to university and other adult career pathways.

As a team we take seriously our responsibility to look after and develop positive, active, thinking, young Australians, preparing them to take their place in a rapidly changing world. We have a proud record of students achieving high academic success, with over 30% of Year Twelve leavers entering university. 

Explore our website to learn more about Smithfield State High School.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities


Applicants for this position must possess or be eligible for the following:

  • 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.


  • 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**

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