Principal - Birdsville State School

$119,227 - $125,329 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Birdsville QLD, Australia
  • 15 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Principal

Job Description

As the Principal you will play a vital role in delivering the vision of State Schools Division. The leadership of principals is critical to improving the educational outcomes of students in their schools 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 Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream3/Level 1
Workplace Location Central West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/CQR388436/21T
Closing date 28-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $119227 - $125329
Fortnightly salary $4570.00 - $4803.80
Job duration Until 10 May 2022 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Angela Collins
Contact details 0457 506 368

About the School:

The school is centrally located in town. It is part of the Fitzroy/Central West Region falling under the Central West District with its head office based in Longreach, Queensland.

The school caters for children from prep to year six. The majority of our students come from the immediate town of Birdsville, with School of Distant Education students visiting our school and participating in special events such as camps and sporting days.

The school employs a number of staff, including a teaching principal, school support teacher who is shared with Bedourie State School, teacher aide/s, administration officer, cleaner, grounds person and pool cleaner. The school has access to a variety of support personnel from the Longreach area, such as guidance officers, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

About the Role:

As the Principal/Head of School/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.

What are some of the challenges of this role?

  • Living and leading in a remote community (housing and removal and transfer costs will be available to the successful applicant)
  • Supporting students to successfully transition into school at any year level
  • Delivering multi-age curriculum in a K-6 classroom
  • Understanding and implementing the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines in conjunction with the Australian Curriculum
  • Supporting and developing the capability of early career teachers

The ideal candidate (i.e. experience, capability, skills):

  • Models and leads an expectation that every teacher can teach and every student can learn
  • Demonstrated leadership of curriculum, teaching and learning that is transferable to a K-6 context
  • High quality teaching skills in order to plan for and implement curriculum in a multi-age setting
  • Capacity to lead inclusive practices in a K-6 context
  • Ability to develop and sustain positive community relationships
  • Ability to actively participate and collaborate in a Principals' PLC both face to face and via virtual platforms
  • Capacity to lead the development and implementation of Strategic Planning processes

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 (maximum 3 pages) 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 key capabilities 1 - 4 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

28 Oct, 2021