Secondary Teacher - Babinda State School, Various Opportunities

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 24 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

STUNNING LOCATION AND ADVENTURE APLENTY… Crystal clear mountain streams, pristine rainforest and spectacular waterfalls beckon you! Explore this stunning part of the Far North right in your backyard; discover the region’s rich history and the fascinating Aboriginal legend surrounding Devil’s pool. Babinda State School is seeking secondary teachers of Essential English commencing Term 4 2021 and secondary teachers of Health & Physical Education, General Mathematics and Science commencing 2022.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ387560/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $64934 - $97741
Job duration
Contact person Rob O'Brien
Contact details 07 40678333
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Babinda State School is seeking secondary teachers of Essential English commencing term 4 2021 and secondary teachers of Health & Physical Education, General Mathematics and Science commencing 2022.

We are a P-12 school of 300+ students, located 45 minutes south of Cairns the beautiful Tropical Far North. We achieve the best A-E outcomes of any high school in the region.

Babinda is a highly supportive community and has all of life's necessities catered for in town as well as the most beautiful waterholes imaginable, great fishing and a movie theatre. There is a strong social network among the teachers and other professionals in town and Cairns is just up the road for party and adventure on the weekends.

Subsidised housing is available.

Our school's key values of Interesting and Fun mean that creative teaching is valued. We offer great opportunities for professional growth, working in small teams to deliver innovative curriculum and pedagogy. There is genuine pathway to teaching senior subjects at Babinda SS.

The Babinda Excellence in Athletic Skills and Training (BEAST) program is the flagship of our sporting excellence programs, running three mornings a week, with many staff regularly starting their day with a workout alongside some of our high-performing Secondary students.

Welcome to Babinda State School

We are a community of learners in which every person is valued and encouraged to take advantage of a range of opportunities to achieve personal academic success, and to develop in responsibility and character. Our school caters for approximately 280 students from Prep to Year Twelve, and has a strong focus on the importance of explicit teaching, practice and effective feedback as essential tools for student success.

We value the diversity of our community and school population, and this is reflected not only in our curriculum offerings but through the excellence our extra-curricular programs. We are proudly committed to our students, quality teaching and accountability. We ensure excellence in teaching practice is embedded across the school by providing our team with coaching and professional development opportunities.

Explore our website to learn more about Babinda State 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

Living in Babinda

A small rural sugar town approximately 60km, or 50 minutes drive south of Cairns, Babinda is home to around 1260 residents. Set in a stunning location, Babinda is shadowed by Queensland's two highest mountains – Mt Bartle Frere and Mt Bellenden Kerr, which form part of the World Heritage listed Wooroonooran National Park. And while at first glance, Babinda looks just like any other rural town surrounded by cane fields, it is in fact a hidden paradise just begging to be explored. Crystal clear mountain streams, pristine rainforest and spectacular waterfalls are right on your doorstep.

The traditional people of the Babinda area are the Wayurr Yidinji people, and the town's name comes from the Wanyurr Yudinji words ‘Bunna Binda' meaning ‘water passing over your shoulder'. The area is home to beautiful beaches, great fishing, groovy Art Deco heritage listed buildings and fascinating Aboriginal legends such as that of the Boulders. Exciting weekend adventures await you in this stunning part of 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.


  • Read the attached Role Description
  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) and a maximum one page was 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**


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences, English and Literature, Mathematics

School Type


Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021