Deputy Principal (6 positions) - Mount Isa Primary Schools

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

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a number of temporary Deputy Principals in the Mount Isa area. There will be a Deputy Principal allocated to join the leadership team in each mainstream primary school, for a period of two years to build capability, leadership and continuity and alignment. This exciting opportunity will allow the successful applicants to assist the Principal to lead the school community of Mount Isa, to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision, in the Early Years (K-2). These roles are due to commence on 20 January, 2022.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 3 /Deputy Principal
Workplace Location North West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/NQR390747/21T
Closing date 28-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $131445 - $138016
Fortnightly salary $5038.30 - $5290.10
Job duration A period of 2 years unless otherwise determined
Contact person Belinda Everett
Contact details 0447 390 493

Mount Isa is a beautiful mining town in North West Queensland. Nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichardt River, it is a bustling melting pot of culture and industry. Mount Isa also prides itself as being home to the largest annual rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere, the third largest in the world.

With a community of approximately 22,000 people, Mount Isa is the perfect size to provide wonderful "country hospitality" alongside all the comforts and luxuries you find in larger cities.

About the Role:
As Deputy Principal at one of the six schools, you will be tasked with ensureing a great start for all children with a dedicated focus on:

  • Enhancing successful transitions to school to support continuity of learning and wellbeing; and
  • Achieving effective teaching and learning in Prep to Year 2

To enhance K-2 continuity and alignment, you will be involved in:

  • Strengthen quality transition practices for all children and families to support the continuity of learning and development between prior to school settings and school.
  • For Prep to Year 2
    • Enhance level of achievement outcomes overall A to C
    • Improve reading outcomes
    • Improve attendance rates
    • Reduce school disciplinary absences
    • Improved Kindy participation and transition

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 (Your written response should also refer to the key tasks listed in the advertisement, directly relating to the Early Years (K-2) focus).

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