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Principal - St Thomas of Villanova School, Mareeba, QLD

Working for Catholic Education Services, Cairns

Catholic Education is on the largest non-government employers in the Far North. Employment in Catholic Schools in the Cairns Diocese offers a variety of teaching jobs, non-teaching jobs and leadership positions. Professional, administrative and leadership positions also exist with the Diocese's education office, Catholic Education Services (CES)

To find out more about St Thomas of Villanova School, Mareeba - please visit their website

Purpose of the Role

The Catholic Education Community vision is ‘to offer quality Catholic education so that each person may know and come to identify more fully with the living Spirit of Christ’ inspires and guides the professional roles of service and ministry to students, families and schools within a spirit of subsidiarity and co-responsibility.

These responsibilities will be undertaken in response to system priorities and policy direction from the Board of Governance (through the Executive Director), and in alignment with the CES Strategic Directions, the CES School Effectiveness Framework, the CES Leadership Framework and the Defining Features of Catholic Schools.

Mandatory Qualifications and Requirements

Professional qualifications in Education and Religion, as per Queensland Catholic Education Commission Position Statement for Senior Leadership Position in Catholic Schools in Queensland;

Registered or eligible to register with Queensland College of Teachers;

Successful teaching experience, including religious education;

Administrative experience:

  • Previous experience in administrative position(s)
  • Demonstrated ability in education leadership
  • Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrated ability in curriculum development, including knowledge of contemporary education issues at state and national levels;
  • Written and verbal communication skills of a high order;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the pastoral care of members of the school community;
  • Skills for building community, including facilitation, delegation and consultation;
  • Willingness to support and participate in the prayer, liturgy and sacramental life of the Church in the school community;
  • Promotes child safety at all times;
  • Capacity to understand and implement Duty of Care and Workplace Health and Safety requirements;
  • A strong demonstrated commitment to the objectives, vision and ethos of Catholic Education;
  • Current drivers licence.

How to Apply

For further information and an application pack, please visit our website

Applications Close: 5pm Friday 29 January 2021

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child-safe organisation

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