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Classroom Teacher - Years 7-12 - Holy Spirit College, Cooktown, QLD

If we could compose the perfect, you…
you are a talented educator who is looking for something different, is excited by new challenges and adaptable in your approach. Your life experiences and qualifications underpin your knowledge, and you are thrilled by the thought of living in tropical Queensland. You have a variety of skills and want to share these with others. You work collaboratively to build productive and positive relationships with young people, other staff and the broader community. You look for continuous improvement both in yourself and the young people you mentor through their learning.

In your new role, you .....
will have the opportunity to use your varied life and educational skills and talents by working in a dynamic, challenging and amazingly rewarding environment. The role is not for the timid as you mentor young people who have disengaged from other educational settings and you are a member of a team that is their chance for a brighter future. Although the young people come to us with different stories and issues, their commonality is seeking hope. Your focus is on the social, emotional, education and general development of each individual. Our working principles of Relationship, Respect and Responsibility underpin all that you do. You look for continuous improvement both in yourself and the young people you teach and mentor.

More than a job, it's ....

  • the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making a better future for our young people, and working with others who feel the same.
  • inspiring others with your interests and passion for learning.
  • using reflective practices to develop flexible and engaging ways of learning.
  • working with young people while developing new skills.

Holy Spirit College is ...
a multi-campus Youth Assistance School operated by Catholic Education Services – Cairns Diocese. The College began in 2015 and is in a developmental stage. We work with young people who have not had the best experiences in other educational settings. The position is at our Cooktown Campus, which is the main residential and day facility of the College. The Campus capacity is 40 young people with 32 being boarders. Cooktown Campus is rated as a 7C remote school, giving you a range of remote benefits such as subsidised housing and travel assistance.

To find out more, visit or contact the principal at [email protected]

Cooktown living is .....
ideally located in the tropical far north of Queensland, with the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, the Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, Cape York and Cairns all literally on your doorstep. Cooktown has a population of around 2 500 people and is a 4 hour drive north of Cairns on a bitumen road making the city readily available. Cooktown itself offers a wide range of experiences and activities such as sports, the arts, cafes, restaurants and a variety of clubs and of course there is the fishing.

How to apply
If you are looking for a different teaching experience and are interested in taking up the challenge to work in new and flexible ways, you should contact the Principal regardless of your previous experience.

Contact the Principal for further information: [email protected]

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