Head of Campus - Cape York Aboriginal Academy, Coen Campus

$123,716 - $130,255 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Coen QLD, Australia
  • 13 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and dedicated individual to join the leadership team as Head of Campus. In this role, you will participate in delivering the vision of State Schools Division, improve the educational outcomes of students in their school and develop the quality of teaching and learning. You will achieve this by nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream3/Level 2
Workplace Location Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR390214/21P
Closing date 26-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $123716 - $130255
Fortnightly salary $4742.00 - $4992.70
Job duration  
Contact person Mandy Whybird
Contact details 0436 910 642

About Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy:
The Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy is a partnership between the Department of Education and Training and Good to Great Schools. Our vision is to deliver “best of both worlds” educational opportunities to our students, supporting their bicultural identity while preparing them for future success. CYAAA encompasses two campuses, Coen and Hopevale, with both campuses implementing the Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction models. Here at CYAAA we believe in high expectations and no excuses; where a child's prospects are not determined by their ethnicity, location or socio-economic status.

Located on the northern end of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by mountains, the small remote inland community of Coen is a well-known destination for tourists on their way up the Cape, and is very popular for 4WD adventures. Aboriginal people have occupied and continued to practice their own cultural traditions on and maintained the land in Cape York Peninsula for many thousands of years. The Indigenous people of the region comprise several language groups living in discrete areas including the Kaanju (southern and northern), Umpilla, Lama Lama, Wik Munkan and Ayaputhu.

Coen is situated within a number of important ‘story' or creation sites, threaded throughout the local landscape's rivers, rocks and hills. Local elders maintain custodial obligations and responsibilities of these places.

Approximately 11 hours drive from Cairns, Coen is accessible by road most of the year depending on weather, road conditions and the capability of your vehicle. Skytrans operates a regular passenger service weekdays from Cairns as well as offering air freight services. Local amenities include two shops with fuel outlets, a café and takeaway, medical centre, hotel, guesthouse and camping facilities.

Our small Coen campus caters for approximately 50 students from Prep to Year 6 and our teaching team are supported by a teaching Principal, Indigenous Cultural Tutors and teaching assistants. Our school offers an extended day program and students have the opportunity to take part in enriching extracurricular activities including sports, the arts and music to further develop their individual abilities.

About the Role:
As the Head of Campus you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school community to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Uphold the 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.
  • Active participants in life long learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with parents, other government agencies, community groups, industry and business.
  • 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.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Using the ‘ideal applicant' information as a guide, applicants are to demonstrate their capacity in this role in no more than two (2) A4 pages

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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Job Closing Date

26 Oct, 2021