English, Essential English and Drama Teacher - Gordonvale State High School

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022

Job Description

FANCY A TREE CHANGE? Gordonvale State High School invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Secondary English and Drama teacher for this permanent full-time position. Commencing in 2022, our preferred applicant will have the skills, knowledge and/ or experience to teach English to students in years 7 to 10, Essential English to students in year 11 and 12 and Drama to students in years 7 to 10. The successful candidate will be dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative in their approach to delivering the curriculum, and have the ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated and professional teaching team.

Position status Permanent Position type Full-time Occupational group Education & Training Classification Teacher Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld Job ad reference QLD/FNQ383428/21 Closing date 31-Jan-2022 Yearly salary $66556 - $100186 Job duration Commencing 20 January 2022 Contact person Warren Brown Contact details 07 40433222

Gordonvale State High School is located 25 minutes south of Cairns.  The school is a Year 7-12 High School catering to the needs of 800 students. Our school motto is:  Strive to Excel.

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Secondary English and Drama teacher for this permanent full-time position with the possibility of extension. Commencing in January 2022, our preferred applicant will have the skills, knowledge and/ or experience to teach English to students in years 7 to 10, Essential English to students in year 11 and 12 and Drama to students in years 7 to 10.

Explore our website to learn more about Gordonvale State High School

A NOTE FOR PERMANENT STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS: You must have the approval of your substantive Principal prior to submitting your application for this position

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

Living in Gordonvale

An easy 25-minute drive from Cairns city, on the southern corridor is the small rural sugar growing town of Gordonvale.  Home to approximately 6700 the town has a lovely historic charm with a number of heritage listed buildings and sites. 

Rising proudly from the cane fields is the iconic Walsh's Pyramid or Bundadjarruga in the Yidinji language.  At 922 metres high, Walsh's Pyramid is the world's highest freestanding natural pyramid and is a favourite hiking trail for locals and visitors alike. 

Just a stone's throw away from some of FNQ's best attractions, you'll find plenty of activities to fill your weekends.  Visit the beautiful Babinda Boulders, go caving in Chillagoe, wander through ancient lava tubes at Undara, spot platypus in Yungaburra or spend the morning at one of many weekend markets.  You'll love it here in the Far North!

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.

TO APPLY FOR THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY:

  • 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