Teacher - Cairns State High School (Multiple Secondary Vacancies)

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 08 Jun, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Welcome to Cairns State High School, a place where our staff and students feel valued, strive to achieve their best and are acknowledged for meeting our high expectations. We are proud to offer one of the most comprehensive academic programs in Australia, with abundant opportunities for students to develop their talents, specialise and excel. We are currently inviting applications from suitably qualified teachers to fill several temporary Secondary vacancies.

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/FNQ375701/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Job duration July 2021 to 10 December 2021 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Anthony Easton
Contact details 07 40503033

Our dedicated and professional teaching team looks forward to welcoming 2 Secondary English teachers, 1 Junior Secondary Mathematics teacher, and 1 Junior Secondary Science and Mathematics teacher. The successful applicants will be hardworking, dynamic, flexible, and innovative in their approach to delivering the curriculum.

A note for permanent state school teachers: you must seek the approval of your supervising principal prior to applying for this position.

Welcome to Cairns State High School
Founded in 1917 as an annex of Cairns Central State School and moved to its current site in 1924, Cairns State High School stands proudly in the centre of Cairns. Currently the second largest secondary school in Cairns, we have a very proud and distinguished history and continue to enjoy an exceptional reputation. We value our long standing traditions yet look forward with energy to the future.

What sets Cairns State High School apart from other schools is our use of educational research to determine our focus for the future and kept it as simple as possible so objectives can be achieved. Teaching is our number one priority; focusing on our core business and working together to improve the quality of the classroom experience is absolutely critical to what we do.

Our teachers work in teams to develop a consistent, quality approach to instruction that also values their personal pedagogical gifts: that x-factor that teachers bring to the classroom. Cairns SHS teachers are recruited based on their qualifications, diverse experience and enthusiasm for working with young people. Every one of us here in the school values being part of our school community; the development of strong professional teams where practice is shared, planning is done and feedback is sought and given shows just how committed our staff are to being ‘the best we can be'.

Explore our website to learn more about Cairns 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

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 two 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**

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Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021