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Deputy Head Of Boarding

St Patrick's College Townsville - North Ward, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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St Patrick’s College Townsville is a Catholic and Independent Secondary Girls’ College with a proud tradition of excellence in the education of young women. Responsibility for the governance of the College rests with a Governance Board of Directors and with Mercy Partners, a canonical body which governs Mercy ministries in Queensland. Located on The Strand in Townsville, we endeavour to nurture our students, who are both boarding and day, in becoming women of independent spirit and compassion, within an environment that promotes excellence, creativity and leadership.


The Deputy Head of Boarding is expected to work as part of a team to share responsibility for the effective operation of the boarding community. The Deputy Head of Boarding is involved in the pastoral care and welfare of students and maintaining communication between the Boarding House, Boarding families, teaching & pastoral staff. The Deputy Head of Boarding is accountable under their employment contract to the Principal through the Director of Boarding.

The Deputy Head of Boarding under direction of the Director of Boarding, will be engaged in the following areas of College operations:

Tasks & Responsibilities (Boarding)

  • Lead and develop the new Boarder transition program to support successful outcomes.
  • Assist the Director of Boarding in rostering, management and administration of the Boarding House.
  • Assist the Director of Boarding in leading human resource matters such as staff recruitment, induction and on the job training.
  • Oversee the weekly activities and health and wellbeing programs for the Boarding students.
  • Ensure risk management and duty of care procedures underpin all aspects of planning and procedures.
  • Work with the Director of Boarding in the review of and implementation of the Boarding Standards for Australian schools and residences and ensure compliance matters are adhered to.
  • Lead behaviour management intervention utilising a restorative practices approach.
  • Provide support to Boarding staff to build capacity and understanding of effective relationship management strategies.

Tasks & Responsibilities (Teacher)

• Be an exceptional, reflective teaching practitioner who values collaboration with others and is open to an environment which values peer observation and feedback, in order to improve student outcomes.

• Understand and appreciate the impact of targeted teaching as part of their lesson design, using both formative and summative assessment in order to track student progress and provide timely and relevant feedback.

• Commitment to providing clear and visible learning goals and success criteria for students.

• Proficiency in teaching within relevant learning areas and specific subjects within the senior phase of learning (Years 7-12).

• A sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary teaching pedagogy as related to student learning needs.

• Fulfil, in a professional manner, the tasks assigned including the planning of curriculum units, preparation of lessons, and the assessment and reporting of student performance.

• Work as part of a dynamic team in achieving the strategic intentions of the College.

• Undertake all allotted duties in a timely, proficient and safe manner.

• Energy and commitment with a strong work ethic.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

• Excellent ICT skills for use in the classroom learning environment.

• A genuine willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities particularly in sporting and/or cultural areas.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • Completed tertiary qualification in education that meets the requirements for teaching senior students in Queensland.
  • Current registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (Mandatory requirement).
  • Current and valid Paid Blue Card (Working with Children).
  • Current and valid open driver’s license.
  • Current Senior First Aid/CPR Certificate.
  • Energy and commitment with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent ICT skills for use in the classroom learning environment.
  • Strong middle leadership skills and abilities.
  • Strong planning, organisation and execution skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage complex and competing deadlines.
  • The ability to work collaboratively, and to communicate clearly and enthusiastically with a range of stakeholders.

Expectations of Teaching Staff

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers as a framework for professional growth and development.
  • To support and contribute to the Strategic Plan and Mission of the College: to promote fullness of life and nurture excellence in learning for all young women in a joyful environment.
  • To support and contribute to the Catholic life of the College.
  • To dress, act and communicate in a professional manner that upholds the reputation of St Patrick’s College Townsville.
  • To care for students both in their learning and pastoral welfare, encouraging and developing within students a love for learning.
  • To uphold and engender within students the values of our College community.
  • To adhere to the Workplace Health & Safety and Risk Management practices of the College.
  • To seek opportunities for professional development within identified areas of strategic focus within the College, including the on-going development of ICT skills.
  • To maintain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation with the Queensland College of Teachers.
  • To attend staff meetings, parent evenings, and special College functions as arranged by the College Leadership Team, including our annual Open Day, Speech Night, and other events/activities/ camps/retreats as determined by the Principal.
  • To maintain confidentiality and not denigrate the College in any way within the community.
  • To willingly and voluntarily contribute to the College extra-curricular program.
  • As a professional learning community, we encourage teachers to develop positive learning and pastoral relationships with their students, and to work in cooperation with parents to achieve the best possible outcomes for each student.

Salary and Conditions 

(Salary package range for Teacher Tier 2C Middle Leader $93,342p.a. - $122,879p.a.)

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Catholic Employing Authorities Single Enterprise Collective Agreement Religious Institute Schools of Queensland 2019-2023. In addition to duties as the Deputy Head of Boarding, this role is classified as a Tier 2 Complex Middle Leadership role (See Schedule 1.3) and will be expected to carry out a reduced teaching load. Base salary is in accordance with years of teaching experience according to Schedule 1.1 Wages, Salaries and Allowances - Teachers.

North Ward, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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