Principal - Cherbourg State School

$138,325 - $145,316 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Darling Downs, QLD, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and dedicated individual to join the leadership team as Principal. 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. It is anticipated that this role will commence at the start of the 2022 school year. A period of transition will be negotiated throughout the latter period of Term 4, 2021.

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream3/Level 4
Workplace Location Darling Downs - Maranoa
Job ad reference QLD/DSR390654/21P
Closing date 27-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $138325 - $145316
Fortnightly salary $5302.00 - $5569.90
Job duration  
Contact person Michael Flood
Contact details (07) 4172 9703

About the School:

Cherbourg State School is a K-6 school in the Darling Downs South West Region with a 100% indigenous student enrolment. 

Cherbourg State School is part of the Barambah Cluster of schools. Staff and students are very proud of the innovative, inclusive and holistic approach to schooling. Cherbourg staff maintain high aspirations and expectations of themselves, their students, families and community. Intentionally inviting, high quality, tailored programs build on strengths to accelerate and sustain outcomes. This approach is strengthened and enriched by strong partnerships and respectful, positive relationships.

The school has a strong moral purpose which endeavours to enable every student to succeed and reach their full potential - to become 'STRONG; SMART; and SAFE. By this we mean strong, resilient, knowledgeable and proud of their Aboriginality, smart and able to match it with students anywhere and safe in their decisions and actions that they make as individuals and collectively on a daily basis.

About the Role:

As the Principal 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)
  • 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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Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021