Deputy Principal - Whitfield State School

$131,445 - $138,016 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Principal

Job Description

Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Principal to join our school community. This will be a full time, temporary role for 2022. The Deputy Principal (Learning Futures) role includes line management responsibilities of their relevant teaching teams and portfolio responsibilities related to our ‘World of Opportunities’ and 21st Century learning’ approaches.

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/FNR390951/21T
Closing date 27-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $131445 - $138016
Fortnightly salary $5038.30 - $5290.10
Job duration Until 09 December 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Matthew Thompson
Contact details (07) 4034 7333

About the School:
Whitfield State School is just minutes away from the buzzing city centre. Set on a large site with sports ovals, beautiful gardens and our own little patch of tropical rainforest, we are one of the largest primary schools in the Cairns area. With our modern facilities, we are well resourced to provide our students with a rich and varied learning experience. We are proud to be able to offer two programs of excellence for our students who are excelling in the academic and sporting arenas.

About the Role:
As the Deputy Principal you will have responsibility for the following:

  • 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.
  • Form partnerships 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.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

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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School Type


Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021