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February

Principal - Aurukun State School

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Are you committed to leading and delivering outstanding educational opportunities to your teaching staff and students, and ready to experience remote area living in a community rich in culture and tradition? We have just the opportunity for you! Aurukun State School looks forward to welcoming a resourceful, resilient and experienced Principal to lead our dedicated teaching team in 2021. A love of the outdoors and an adventurous streak are definitely an advantage living in the Cape York region. This is a PERMANENT, Full-Time position that has relocation assistance, subsidised departmental accommodation and financial incentives apply to this location.

Image Courtesy of Aurukun State School

About Aurukun State School

Locally known as Koolkan Aurukun Community School, we cater to current enrolments of approximately 200 students from Pre-Prep to Year 10. Our students are active learners who come from a rich cultural and linguistic background. We offer specialist teaching in music and physical education to support the interests and foster development of abilities in these important areas.

Living in Aurukun

Aurukun is a very remote Indigenous community located 11 hours by road from Cairns, on the North West coast of the Cape York Peninsula. Home to around 1300 people, this community is the traditional homeland of the Wik, Wik Waya and Kugu people. The predominant traditional language spoken in Aurukun is Wik Mungkan; this is the first language of most Aurukun children. A region rich in traditional cultural practices.

When you have some down time, get out and explore the local area, go fishing or camping or take the 4WD out for a run - ask the locals for some tips. Travel to Aurukun is by road or air with Skytrans operating flights on weekdays. Local amenities include a health clinic, library, fuel station, store and take away food shop.

Please note Aurukun is an Alcohol Management Plan community.

Your Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic, enthusiastic and hard-working Principal to lead the dedicated teaching team at Aurukun State School.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Remote Area Incentive Scheme (RAIS) incentives apply to this location
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised departmental accommodation is available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

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 lifelong 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.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. For more information please CLICK HERE.
  • Teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please CLICK HERE.

To apply please attach the following:

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

Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training




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