Principal - Nambour Special School

$150,685 - $158,168 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
  • 31 May, 2021
Full time - Permanent Principal

Job Description

In this role, you will deliver the vision of the department and improve the educational outcomes of students. You will develop the quality of teaching and learning and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.

Position status Permanent
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream3/Level 6
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/NCR374351/21P
Closing date 13-Jun-2021
Yearly salary $150685 - $158168
Fortnightly salary $5775.70 - $6062.60
Job duration
Contact person Robyn Taplin
Contact details 0457 025 207

About Nambour Special School
Situated in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Nambour Special School delivers high quality education for students with an Intellectual Disability (ID), in a safe and supportive environment.

Our vision is ‘Engaged Learners, Individualised Pathways, Community Partnerships' and our purpose is ‘to provide high quality learning which engages all students through personalised planning and focusses on preparing students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate effectively in their community'.

Nambour Special School aims to continually develop innovative strategies to engage students in learning through effective curriculum design, a strong focus on literacy and numeracy and a strong commitment to ICT and communication.

Nambour Special School was announced as Queensland winner of the Showcase Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education and was announced as a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) Demonstration School for 2019.

Your Role
As the Principal 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.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A maximum 2-page resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 3 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.

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.

Further information
We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


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Job Closing Date

13 Jun, 2021