Assistant Principal - Religious Education (APRE)

$83,714 - $116,939 yearly
  • Townsville Catholic Education Office
  • St Michaels Catholic School, Banfield Drive, Palm Island QLD, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools

Job Description

Position: Assistant Principal - Religious Education (APRE)
Location: St Michael's Catholic School, Palm Island
Salary Range: $83,714 - $116,939 (pending experience) - Includes APRE Allowance of $8,243
Incentives:  IPRASS and ITAS Allowance
Tenure: Full Time, 5 Year Fixed Term Contract 
Commencing Date: Term 1, 2023 
with the option of engaging in a transition term shadowing current APRE in Term 4, 2022 (negotiable)
Closing Date: 3pm Friday, 29 July 2022

St Michael's Catholic School is a co-educational Catholic primary school offering Prep to Year 6 on Palm Island, North Queensland. The school exists to service the community's Indigenous people, with the majority of students being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Family and culture play an important role in each child’s development and parents 

St Michael’s motto, "To Truth By Love" is based upon the charism of the order Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. It inspires others to witness the power of truth and love and seek justice and equity despite hardship. The school community cherishes the value of respect and strives to see God’s beauty in all. 

St Michael’s learning and teaching framework is based on the Australian curriculum and incorporates aspects of Indigenous cultural identity and traditions. Students at St Michael's School are positive and curious learners, possessing a certain charisma in their sense of humour and affectionate nature. Teaching and support staff are positive role models who strive to develop high expectation relationships with students and each other.

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual is an important part of our ethos.  We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

About the role 

This career opportunity is open to committed Catholic school teachers and senior leaders who have the necessary experience and skill teaching Religion, developing Religious Education curriculum, leading others in professional learning and influencing the religious life of the school. 

As the Assistant Principal - Religious Education (APRE), the successful candidate will lead, guide and influence the school faith community and be responsible for the leadership and management of quality Catholic schooling and student behaviour. The APRE will be an innovative, resilient, creative and hardworking person who is confident in their ability in the role.

It is a requirement of this role that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A proof of vaccination will be required as a pre-commencement document. 

Key leadership qualities and capabilities

  • Promotes the Catholic vision in the school's goals, policies, programs and structures 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Catholic faith
  • Demonstrates experience and skill in teaching Religion, developing Religious Education curriculum and leading others in professional learning
  • Articulates an understanding of enhancing a Catholic identity through developing the religious life of a school
  • Displays confidence, curiosity, enthusiasm and optimism in leadership
  • Builds an inclusive, trusting learning communities and cultivates productive working relationships
  • Draws upon Indigenous Education knowledge and experience
  • Displays emotional intelligence and maturity in working with individuals and groups
  • Demonstrates active pastoral engagement with students, families and staff
  • Leads and manages the behavioural responses of students
  • Is an effective coach, able to respond clearly and provide and receive constructive feedback.

What we offer
An attractive remuneration package including:

  • Competitive salary range: $83,714 - $116,939 per annum pending experience - Includes APRE Allowance of $8,243
  • IPRASS and ITAS Allowance
  • Annual Leave at 17.5% leave loading
  • Salary packaging options 
  • Modern facilities, equipment and resources
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • Up to 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate health insurance 
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs and initiatives.

For more information about Salary and Benefits (including additional benefits for rural and remote areas), click here

Support for you in a rural community

  • Financial incentives for working in a rural and remote location
  • Extra travel days and extra emergent leave
  • Reasonable relocation costs
  • Accommodation assistance and rental cost assistance
  • Dedicated support teams at each school to assist new teachers
  • Scholarship programs for further study
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Leadership and development programs
  • Wellbeing travel
  • Opportunities for career advancement 

How to apply

  1. Please complete the application form below
  2. Upload a current resume with contact details of two referees (one being your current line manager and the other your Parish Priest)
  3. Upload a covering letter. In no more than 2 A4 pages, your covering letter must provide clear evidence of your demonstrated ability to lead a school in the following key leadership areas:
  • Faith and Mission leadership
  • Educational leadership
  • Staff and community leadership

Please refer to the Position Description, Catholic School Leadership Framework and the Qualification and Study Expectations for Positions of Senior Leadership document to support your response.

  • For a confidential conversation please contact Louise Vella-Cox on 07 4773 0900
  • For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Human Resources
  • Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Applications close: 3pm Friday, 29 July 2022.

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Job Closing Date

29 Jul, 2022