Location: St Francis Catholic School, Hughenden
Salary Range: $138,256 - $150,708 per annum pending experience
Incentives: ITAS and IPRASS allowances and subsidised accommodation
Tenure: Full Time, 4 Year Fixed Term Contract
Commencing Date: January 2022
Closing Date: Thursday, 12 August 2021
St Francis Catholic School, Hughenden is a small and close-knit school community with 39 students from Prep to Year 6. Established in October 1900 with the arrival of the Good Samaritan Sisters, St Francis Catholic School is today administered by a lay principal and staff. The school’s culture is underpinned by the heritage of the Franciscan Friars and St Francis of Assisi who said, "Where there is love and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance."
St Francis Catholic School strives to always model St Francis and Jesus by creating a sense of belonging for everyone, a community of self-disciplined people, a place of pardon and peace and a community of service within the larger social community. The school’s badge features the Southern Cross, representing the school’s western Catholic identity, and the motto, "Walk in Light".
About the role
As Principal, you will lead a team of experienced educators who are dedicated to ensuring our students are provided with the very best opportunities to achieve their individual goals in a positive, safe and supportive environment. In addition, the Townsville Diocese, provides support to you through its operational arm, the Townsville Catholic Education Office. This support takes the form of expertise in Learning and Teaching, Catholic Identity, Indigenous Education, School Development and Organisational Services, including, ICT, Finance, Human Resources and Student Protection. The position of Principal provides for the leadership and management of quality Catholic schooling and the growth and development of the Principal in the role. The Principal’s call to leadership is a call to respond to the centrality of Jesus Christ and thus serve the Mission of Catholic Education. The Principal is the leading educational professional within the school, inspiring students, staff and members of the community to continuously enhance learning.
Key leadership qualities and capabilities
What we offer
An attractive remuneration package including:
How to apply
Application close: 5pm Thursday, 12 August 2021.
Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.
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Townsville Catholic Education supports 29 schools and employing 2,200 staff throughout the Diocese, in a region extending to Mount Isa in the west, Proserpine in the south and north to Halifax. We promote inclusiveness to ensure our schools remain accessible to all. No child will be denied a Catholic education due to financial inability or difficulty.
Our mission is to provide services to our Catholic school communities which support them in achieving quality outcomes for students and in promoting the ongoing development of Catholic Education.
Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO) operates under the direction of Bishop Tim Harris, Bishop of the Diocese of Townsville and under the organisational leadership of the Executive Director, Jacqui Francis.
The Townsville Catholic Education Office is based in Townsville, employing more than 70 staff members who service schools in various areas of speciality - religious education, curriculum, ICT, Indigenous education, counselling, speech pathology, hearing and vision impairment, early years education, employment services, finance, planning and development and marketing.
The Diocesan Education Council is the advisory body representing Catholic Education. Headed by the Bishop, the Council comprises members who reflect the interests and views of various groups associated with the teaching mission of the Church. The DEC in conjunction with the Director and Leadership team ensure the direction of the organisation runs in harmony with the Church's mission and vision for Catholic education in the Diocese.