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Deputy Principal - Balaclava State School

Education - Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Balaclava State School is seeking an enthusiastic and committed Deputy Principal to join our team. You will collaboratively lead the development and consistency of quality teaching and learning designed to improve the educational outcomes of students at Balaclava State School. You will need to be professional, and have a strong relational capability to nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders. You will have well developed strategic thinking and analytical skills to contribute to our school improvement agenda with strong organisational skills, and an ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks within timeframes in a positive, high paced school environment.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Cairns region,Far North Qld
Yearly Salary: $127927 - $134322
Contact Name: Peta Van der borgh

Contact Number:
Closing Date: 04-MAY-21

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About Balaclava State School

Located in the heart of the tropical city of Cairns, Balaclava State School caters for students from Prep to Year Six. Our dedicated team is proud to provide a supportive environment, ensuring every student reaches his or her potential in physical, social, emotional and moral development. Balaclava State School is a diverse and culturally rich, located in central Cairns. The student population is approx. 400sts, with over 88% of students from an EALD background. Approx. 62% of students identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures. Other major cultures include South Pacific Islanders and diverse Asian and European cultures. We are committed to our core purpose of achieving high expectation, high quality educational outcomes in a safe, caring and inclusive environment.

Our commitment at Balaclava is to create a learning environment in which every child can thrive and become an independent, creative and connected learner. We encourage every member of our school community to live by our school motto; 'High expectations, high quality teaching and learning, highway to success'. We set high standards in developing self-esteem and teaching students to be true to themselves, and it is through these solid foundations that unlimited potentials will emerge.

Your Role

The role of Deputy Principal is critical in ensuring that we are improving education outcomes for our full range of students by assisting the principal to lead and implement the shared education vision of our school: Connect - Commit - Excel. The role includes but is not limited to:

Leading the development and consistency of quality teaching and learning designed to improve the educational outcomes of students at Balaclava State School and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers, the community and stakeholders.
Operating with a strategic, futures-oriented focus and in a highly organised manner to achieve identified goals and effectively line manage and supervise middle leaders and teaching staff.
Leading by example through values based, ethical and moral behaviours setting high standards for staff performance and are compliant with legislation and policies that impact on schooling.
Demonstrated well-developed professional skills and interpersonal skills, empathy, self-awareness and the ability to build trust when dealing with sensitive situations.
And other suitable duties consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position as directed/delegated or deputised by the Principal.
Prior approval for release from your current Principal is required.

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.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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