Secondary Health & Physical Education and Science Teacher - Malanda State High School

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 03 Aug, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

What do coffee beans and waterfalls have in common? They can both be found in your backyard here in Malanda on the stunning Atherton Tablelands. Malanda State High School looks forward to welcoming an innovative and skilled Secondary Health & Physical Education and Science Teacher to our dedicated team for this temporary full time position. Our preferred applicant will be hard-working, committed and ready to embrace the adventure of living and working in our beautiful part of the world. Weekend adventures and a small town lifestyle await.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ435606/22
Closing date 30-Aug-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Job duration Aug 22 to 9 Dec 22 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Ben Harding
Contact details 07 4096 7111

If you have the skills and experience to deliver the Secondary Health & Physical Education and Science curriculum, love that small rural town feel and enjoy getting out and about on weekends, we'd love to hear from you.

Welcome to Malanda State High School

We are a small rural school catering for approximately 420 students in Years 7 to 12.  Our dedicated teaching team is committed to actively preparing every one of our students for life beyond school, where they are capable of enjoying the benefits of our society as a consequence of being actively employed.  Being a small school, we are able to engage with students and their families on an individual level to ensure students are supported to build their skills and knowledge, and achieve the academic results needed to leave our school bound for University, TAFE or to enter gainful employment.  Our wide curriculum offering and personal approach to student development is producing outstanding outcomes for students of which we are justly proud.

Explore our website to learn more about Malanda State High School

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Malanda

Just 90 minutes from Cairns by car is the small rural town of Malanda, part of the Crater Lakes and Waterfalls district of the Atherton Tablelands.  The geologically diverse landscape beckons you to explore craters, waterfalls and cool fresh water creeks and rivers.

The Tablelands region is incredibly unique with stunning rainforest, volcanic formations, crater lakes and views across rolling pastures to Mt Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland.  It is also home to an amazing array of local produce, with plenty of opportunities to sample everything from chocolates and cheese to wines and the most delicious macadamia nuts you'll ever taste!  

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please CLICK HERE.


  • Read the attached Role Description
  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) and a maximum one page written response outlining the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

**The Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found**


Physical Education and Sports, Other Subjects

School Type


Job Closing Date

30 Aug, 2022