Principal - Thallon State School (K-6)

$119,227 - $125,329 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Darling Downs, QLD, Australia
  • 15 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

We are looking for someone who is passionate and dedicated in delivering the vision of the department, improving the educational outcomes of students in their schools and develop the quality of teaching and learning. This will be achieved 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 1
Workplace Location Darling Downs - Maranoa
Job ad reference QLD/DSR386513/21P
Closing date 28-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $119227 - $125329
Fortnightly salary $4570.00 - $4803.80
Job duration  
Contact person Adam Myers
Contact details (07) 4172 9703

About the School:

Thallon State School is a small dynamic rural primary school situated 78 kilometres south of St George in the Balonne cluster, and shares a long-standing partnership and many shared activities with the townships of Thallon and Daymar, surrounding properties and the border community of Mungindi. Thallon SS is in the south-western area of the Darling Downs South West Region. In 2022, Thallon SS will be offering enrolments from Kindergarten to Year 6 and draw students from the town itself and the nearby town of Daymar, as well as surrounding properties and the border town of Mungindi. The students of this wheat/sheep/cattle/cotton community come from varied socio-economic backgrounds and cultures and there is a small number of students with an Indigenous background. Our school is a part of a strong and supportive cluster of schools including Hebel, Bollon, Begonia, Dirranbandi P-10 and St George State Schools, which regularly provides our students with further opportunities to succeed in their sporting endeavours as well as participate in Enrichment Days. The school and is keenly supported by an active and interested parent community. A full curriculum is offered and the school is well-provided for with the Arts, HPE, Instrumental Music, learning support, special needs and chaplaincy all visiting regularly. The school is well equipped with a computer lab, interactive whiteboard in each classroom and iPads. Individual needs are met by a constant and dedicated staff with everyone taking ownership of making Thallon School the very best it can be.

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.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

28 Oct, 2021