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
What we offer
An attractive remuneration package including:
For more information about Salary and Benefits (including additional benefits for rural and remote areas), click here.
Support for you in a rural community
How to apply
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.
Applications close: 3pm Friday, 29 July 2022.
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Townsville Catholic Education supports 29 schools and employing 2,200 staff throughout the Diocese, in a region extending to Mount Isa in the west, Proserpine in the south and north to Halifax. We promote inclusiveness to ensure our schools remain accessible to all. No child will be denied a Catholic education due to financial inability or difficulty.
Our mission is to provide services to our Catholic school communities which support them in achieving quality outcomes for students and in promoting the ongoing development of Catholic Education.
Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO) operates under the direction of Bishop Tim Harris, Bishop of the Diocese of Townsville and under the organisational leadership of the Executive Director, Jacqui Francis.
The Townsville Catholic Education Office is based in Townsville, employing more than 70 staff members who service schools in various areas of speciality - religious education, curriculum, ICT, Indigenous education, counselling, speech pathology, hearing and vision impairment, early years education, employment services, finance, planning and development and marketing.
The Diocesan Education Council is the advisory body representing Catholic Education. Headed by the Bishop, the Council comprises members who reflect the interests and views of various groups associated with the teaching mission of the Church. The DEC in conjunction with the Director and Leadership team ensure the direction of the organisation runs in harmony with the Church's mission and vision for Catholic education in the Diocese.