This ministry of Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) encompasses 139 schools (Primary, Secondary colleges and P-12 colleges) including three Ecumenical schools/colleges. The Archdiocese of Brisbane extends from Childers in the north, south to the New South Wales border, west to Gatton and north west to Gayndah and the South Burnett region.
Brisbane Catholic Education is committed to high quality learning and teaching for more than 70,000 young people enrolled in our schools and colleges from Prep to Year 12.
St Michael’s College, Merrimac
St Michael’s College is a co-educational Catholic Secondary College administered by Brisbane Catholic Education with an approximate enrolment of 900 students.
We are recognised on the Gold Coast for our great success in academic, cultural, sporting and vocational fields over the past 30 years. Our curriculum is broad, allowing for each student’s development across Academic, Spiritual, Vocational, Cultural and Sporting arenas. We are known for our strong pastoral program and as a friendly learning Catholic community.
Our staff are well trained in contemporary and innovative classroom pedagogy.
Additional information can be viewed on the St Michael’s College website located at: http://www.stmichaels.qld.edu.au/
Position Title: Principal
Purpose of the Position
The Principal is the religious and educational leader of a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Key Result Areas
In partnership with colleagues and through the support of the Archdiocese of Brisbane the Principal in a Catholic school is required to:
- Provide Religious Leadership through personal example, by fostering the religious life of the school and by providing a sound religious education program.
- Provide Educative Leadership by developing and implementing high quality learning and teaching programs and by monitoring outcomes.
Staff and Community Leadership
- Provide Staff and Community Leadership by:
- Fostering appropriate relations with staff, students, parents, the parish, the Catholic education community and the wider community.
- Selecting, deploying, supporting and developing staff through regular monitoring, performance reviews, professional learning and enacting effective employee relations.
- Provide Strategic Leadership by developing the vision, mission and strategic goals of the school, in alignment with the Strategic Renewal Framework.
- Provide Organisational Leadership by developing and maintaining processes to manage physical and financial resources in order to deliver the educative programs of the school.
Statement of Responsibility
The leadership and direction provided by the Principal will be consistent with the Archdiocesan Vision Statement for Catholic Education; Catholic teachings, principles and values; the Strategic Renewal Framework; the Leadership Framework; Brisbane Catholic Education policies and practices; and Archdiocesan policies and directives.
The Principal provides effective leadership within the school community to ensure that students receive quality education in accordance with Catholic faith and Christian principles. This is achieved by planning, directing and regularly evaluating curriculum development, teaching programs, and co-curricular activities and by reviewing the efficacy of processes to support the core Religious and Educative dimensions.
Reporting and Other Relationships
The Principal is responsible to the Executive Director through the Senior Leader – Learning & Identity and the Director School Services. Significant relationships also exist with the Leadership Team and senior staff of the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.
Ideally starting for Term 3 however the commencement date is negotiable.
St Michael’s College is located on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The address is Jondique Avenue, Merrimac.
Conditions of Employment
- Classified Salary & range: $158,365 to $173,246
- Superannuation is paid in addition to the salary shown above
- A school motor vehicle is available for the Principal’s use
- Salary packaging is available
- The initial contract term is 4 years with options of an additional two 4-year terms subject to an appraisal process
- Principals are entitled to Renewal leave which is 5 days per year at $2,250 per annum (can access proportionate accruals on an annual basis following first summative review as principal)
- Relocation assistance is available
- This position involves working with children. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with the law.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
The following eligibility criteria determines whether or not an applicant is able to be considered for the position of Principal for this school:
- A committed, practising Catholic
- Be registered as a teacher or eligible for registration in Queensland
- Experience as a leader in Catholic education
- Postgraduate qualifications in religious education, theology or Christian leadership.
Eligible applicants are then considered based upon their capacity to provide Leadership in the five dimensions outlined above in the section titled ‘Key Result Areas’. Significant additional detail for these five dimensions is provided in the BCE Principal Role Description which will be provided later in the process.
Successful applicants new to principalship in Brisbane Catholic Education are supported through a professional learning plan, undertaken in the first two years of employment. For appointees who do not have Masters-level qualifications in Religious Education, Theology or Christian Leadership, the professional learning plan will include support to reach the equivalent of a Masters-level qualification.
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The Selection Process
Key dates are as follows:
|Date of project launch/advertising||Fri 2nd/Sat 3rd March|
|Latest anticipated date for applications||Monday 19th March|
|Review meeting & short listing||Week commencing Mon 2nd April|
|Anticipated date for client interviews||Week of Monday 9th or 16th April|
|Final references; academic documents obtained||Following client interviews|
|Follow up meeting/discussion||Likely within 7 days of client interviews|
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