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The Catholic Education Community – Diocese of Cairns, is a partnership between Catholic Education Services and twenty-nine schools which provide a quality education to almost 11,200 students. Cairns Catholic Education is partnering with James Cook University to open its 30th school in 2022.
Leadership and strategic management of the system of schools is the responsibility of the Executive Director of Catholic Education Services, who is the employer of all Catholic Education staff in the Diocese. Catholic schools and Catholic education employ more than 1,700 people – one of, if not the largest non-government employer in the region
St Andrew’s Catholic College
St Andrew’s Catholic College is a part of the Diocese of Cairns system of schools. Situated on a picturesque 25 ha site located in the Redlynch Valley, the College is a P-12 co-educational school of 1,720 students.
The College is organised into three sectors, all on the one site – Junior Years (Prep to Year 5); Middle Years (Year 6 to Year 9); and Senior Years (Year 10 to Year 12). In the Junior Years there are four classes per year level with 624 students in total.
The range of College facilities is impressive and include spacious grounds with a beautiful Chapel; exceptional Music facilities; a state-of-the-art Theatre; a newly implemented Digital Learning Environment (AndIE); and sporting ovals. Architecture plays an important part in learning spaces to accommodate our students that involve, light, bright and spacious, technologically enriched spaces and furniture, promoting both collaborative and individual 21st century learning.
Living in Cairns
Cairns is a popular place to visit, but it’s also home to about 152,000 people who enjoy coastal living at its best. With wonderful World Heritage listed playgrounds close by, quiet streets, fantastic tropical weather, warm waters and relaxed lifestyle it really isn’t too hard to guess why people come here on holidays and then end up staying for life. Cairns is renowned as the gateway to two of the world’s greatest natural attractions: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Additional information can be viewed by visiting the St Andrew’s Catholic College website located at https://www.standrewscc.qld.edu.au/our-college/
Position Title: Deputy Principal – Head of Junior Years
Reports to: Principal
The following six domains outline the role of the Deputy Principal – Head of Junior Years as it is envisaged in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cairns.
- Faith Leadership – To share in the essential Mission of the Church as a leader within the school Faith community
- Educational Leadership – Leading learning and teaching
- Staff Leadership – Developing self and others
- Organisational Leadership – Management of the school
- Community Leadership – Engaging and working with the community
- Strategic Leadership – Leading improvement, innovation and change
A full position description will be provided as we step through this process.
The Principal administers the College with the assistance of the College Senior Leadership Team which is the Principal’s major consultative and advisory group for educational and administrative decisions.
Responsibilities of the College Senior Leadership Team include determining administrative policies and procedures throughout the College, planning and approving major school functions, events and activities, and approving and evaluating staff development and in-service programs.
The College Senior Leadership Team comprises:
- Deputy Principal – Head of Junior Years
- Assistant Principal Religious Education – Junior Years
- Deputy Principal – Head of Middle Years
- Assistant Principal Religious Education – Middle Years
- Deputy Principal – Head of Senior Years
- Assistant Principal Religious Education – Senior Years
- Assistant Principal – Administration
- Head of Corporate Services
An organisation chart will be provided at a later stage in this project.
The commencement date is negotiable, but ideally the successful applicant will be able to start by the beginning of Term 3 this year.
The College address is 185-205 Intake Rd, Redlynch. Redlynch is a suburb of Cairns and about 10 to 15 minutes from the CBD.
Conditions of Employment
- Remuneration is in accordance with the Catholic Employing Authorities Single Enterprise Collective Agreement. This has a Salary range – $133,578 to $143,793 gross per annum (Full Time Equivalent)
- Appointment: 5-year initial period contract; with a further 5-year appointment subject to a satisfactory performance review
- The appointee to this position will be required to complete a period of 6-month probation, in accordance with The Fair Work Act 2010
- A non-smoking policy is effective in Catholic Education Services buildings, offices, and motor vehicles.
- Reasonable relocation assistance (if required) will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
We invite expressions of interest from people who align with the following:
- An active participant in and committed to the sacramental life of the Catholic Church.
- Recent leadership experience in a Catholic primary or P-12 school with the ability to lead the drive for educational excellence.
- Capacity to lead and embed learning for Junior years within a P-12 setting.
- A successful teaching career and registered (or eligible to register) with the Queensland College of Teachers.
- Deep knowledge of contemporary curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning practice.
- Skills in interpersonal relationships and for building community.
- Qualifications in Education and Religion with a personal focus on continual professional learning.
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The timeline and details for this project are outlined below. All emails and applications are acknowledged within 48 hours.
The Selection Process
Key dates as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||By Monday 26th April|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||extended to Friday 28th May|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week of Monday 31st May|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 7th June|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
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- Closing is 5.00pm on the date shown above. However, a late application could be accepted, providing it does not adversely impact other applications or St Andrew’s Catholic College schedule.
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