EOI, Deputy Principal - Kowanyama State School

$140,958 - $143,451 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a skilled and experienced educational leader to join our team as the Deputy Principal at Kowanyama State School for Semester 2, 2022. The successful applicant will be committed to developing the quality of teaching and learning, improving the educational outcomes of all students and nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers, community and stakeholders. If this sounds like the perfect role for you, apply now!

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 3 /Deputy Principal
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR427232/22E
Closing date 28-Jun-2022
Yearly salary $140958 - $143451
Fortnightly salary $5402.90 - $5498.50
Job duration Until 02 December 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Finn Buckley
Contact details (07) 4083 7333

This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and any extensions to this appointment will not exceed 12 months.

About the School

We are a friendly and welcoming school community committed to quality education for all children. We are a very remote Indigenous pre-prep to Year 10 community school with approximately 210 students in the Gulf of Carpentaria situated 600km North West of Cairns. Students come from a diverse community all of whom are EAL/D learners, speaking one or more traditional languages at home. 

Local amenities include a general store, primary health care centre, canteen, guest house, multi-purpose centre (with fitness equipment), camping grounds, post office and banking facilities. Kowanyama is accessible by road most of the year depending on weather, road conditions and the capability of your vehicle. Regional airlines offer regular passenger and air freight services weekdays from Cairns.

Please note Kowanyama is an Alcohol Management Plan community.

About the role 
As the Deputy Principal you will:

  • improve the educational outcomes of students in their schools
  • Assist the Principal to lead the school community to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Deputise for the Principal when required.
  • Uphold the deputy 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.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development to develop the quality of teaching and learning
  • Nurture positive relationships with parents, other government agencies, community groups, industry and business.
  • Be 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.

Interested? To apply:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.
  • Please note: Please note: Engagement in this position is subject to the person fully satisfying the COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in the attached Candidate Information Fact Sheet 2022. Applicants are asked to submit evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination with their application.

Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.