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Principal - Karumba State School , Education

Queensland Government - Karumba, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Are you interested in deepening your understanding of small school leadership? Would you like hands-on experience leading a school in a small community? The NQ Region has a permanent opportunity for an exceptional small school Principal! As the Principal of Karumba State School, you will deliver the vision of the department, improve the educational outcomes of students in the school, develop the quality of teaching and learning, while nurturing positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders. This role is available for an immediate start, although your start date can be negotiated with the panel chair.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream3/Level 2
Workplace Location North West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/NQR368513/21P
Closing date 12-Apr-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
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Salary Other
Job duration
Contact person Jennie Vanderjagt
Contact details 0436 646 213
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About Karumba State School

Karumba State School is a small remote school situated on the Gulf Of Carpentaria, that caters for the educational needs of students from Prep to year 6. Karumba Township has a stable population of around 600 residents that swells into the thousands during it's peak tourist season. Our community members have roots in all walks of life, with most working in the fishing, tourism and cattle industries.

Karumba State School currently has 27 students enrolled across 2 classrooms. The class breakdowns are P-3 and 4-6 multi-age classes. The current staffing allocations include the Principal, 2 fulltime teachers, 3 teacher aides, cleaner, grounds person and an administration officer.

The school has developed and is continually enhancing its partnerships with the Karumba community, Karumba Port Authority and various small businesses in the Karumba and Normanton Communities. These relationships enhance the cultural, human and financial resources of our school.

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.
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
. * Teachers working in
(including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information please .

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.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

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.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Role Description

Information Package for Applicants

Queensland Government

Karumba, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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