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Head Of Department - Senior Schooling - Capella State High School , Education

Queensland Government - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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In this role, you will be a key leader in the team providing curriculum leadership and the management of Senior syllabus, QCAA processes, VET and transition pathways. The school has a strong focus on providing individual educational programs for every student to ensure the best possible outcomes. The school offers a rich curriculum program that values and promotes academic achievement while also offering a wide range of co-curricular activities that encourages all students from Year 7 to 12 to develop their talents and interests to the full.

Job details Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /HO1
Workplace Location Central West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/CQR370934/21T
Closing date 11-May-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration For a period of 12 months unless otherwise determined
Contact person Gerowyn Lacaze
Contact details (07) 4988 7333
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About Capella State High School

Capella State High School is located Halfway between Emerald and Clermont just off the Gregory Highway on Gordon St. The school was first established in 1984 and services the local rural and mining communities.

Numbers of Students enrolled at Capella State High School vary depending on the status of the mining industry. The school is currently staffed with 17 teachers and 16 support staff. About 75% of students travel to and from school each day on a bus.

Just over two percent of the student population is indigenous and most of the students' parents are employed in the mining industry or mining related industries.

Your Opportunity

In this role, you will lead a professional learning team reviewing school culture and inclusion in line with school and departmental initiatives and participate in delivering the vision of State Schools Division. In addition, in this role, you will be responsible for timetable and supervisions.

The successful applicant will develop the quality of teaching and learning and nurture positive relationships between students, teachers and stakeholders.

Your Role

As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students.
  • Embed socially just practices in daily school life.
  • Set high standards for student and staff performance.
  • Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.
  • Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.
  • Be futures oriented and strategic.
  • Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department.
  • Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.
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.

Information Package for Applicants

Role Description

Queensland Government

Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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