St Francis' School


Principal / Head of School

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 21 September 2020

A rewarding Opportunity awaits a Principal who will lead a team of experienced educators who are dedicated to ensuring our students are provided with the very best opportunities to achieve their individual goals in a positive, safe and supportive environment.

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><b><u>St Francis School, Ayr</u></b> </a>is a Catholic co-educational school located in the town of Ayr in the Burdekin region. The school has 255 students from Prep to Year 6. The school is one of three Catholic schools that serve the Burdekin communities and is inspired by the motto, “Christ and Knowledge”. Established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1912, St Francis School remains committed to celebrating the message of Jesus Christ whilst providing educational excellence in teaching and learning. Highly professional staff and smaller class sizes provide a safe and nurturing educational environment that gives students a sense of belonging, conducive to learning. St Francis School recognises students and families are integral to the school’s success and is truly blessed by a generous school community. </p><p>St Francis students model Christian values in line with the school’s expectations of always being safe, responsible, respectful and proud, while staff understand this process is developmental and evolving. The school’s culture is underpinned by Gospel values which instill respect, honesty, concern for others, co-operation, obedience, and tolerance in children. St Francis School is built on an educational partnership between child, school, family and Church to help children become thinking, believing members of society. </p><p> </p><p>As part of our leadership team, we will provide a supportive, flexible working environment where care for all our staff is an important part of our ethos. We employ motivated people who want to work together to produce excellent outcomes for our students. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission. </p><p> </p><p>A rewarding opportunity </p><p>As Principal, you will lead a team of experienced educators who are dedicated to ensuring our students are provided with the very best opportunities to achieve their individual goals in a positive, safe and supportive environment. In addition, the Townsville Diocese, provides support to you through its operational arm, the Townsville Catholic Education Office. This support takes the form of expertise in Learning and Teaching, Catholic Identity, Indigenous Education, School Development and Organisational Services, including, ICT, Finance, Human Resources and Student Protection. </p><p> </p><p>Key leadership qualities and capabilities </p><p> </p><p>Promotes the Catholic vision in the school&#39;s goals, policies, programs and structures </p><p>Displays confidence, curiosity, enthusiasm and optimism </p><p>Displays emotional intelligence in working with individuals and groups </p><p>Builds an inclusive, trusting community and cultivates productive working relationships </p><p>Is an effective coach able to respond clearly and able to provide and receive constructive feedback </p><p>What we offer </p><p>An attractive remuneration package including: </p><p> </p><p>Competitive salary range: $139,454 - $152,558 (depending on experience) </p><p>ITAS Allowance </p><p>Professional Renewal Leave </p><p>Salary packaging options </p><p>Modern facilities, equipment and resources </p><p>Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (in a co-contribution arrangement) </p><p>Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service </p><p>Up to 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave </p><p>Deferred Salary Scheme </p><p>Corporate health insurance </p><p>Induction, professional development and learning opportunities </p><p>Well-being programs and initiatives </p><p>How to apply </p><p> </p><p>Please complete the application form below </p><p>Upload a current resume with contact details of two referees (one being your current line manager and the other your Parish Priest) </p><p>Upload a covering letter. In no more than 2 A4 pages, your covering letter must provide clear evidence of your demonstrated ability to lead a school in the following key leadership areas: </p><p>Faith and Mission leadership </p><p>Educational leadership </p><p>Staff and community leadership </p><p>Please refer to the <a href="" rel="nofollow">Position Description</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow">Catholic School Leadership Framework</a> to support your response. </p><p> </p><p>The successful applicant will be required to commence Term 1 2021. </p><p> </p><p>For a confidential conversation please contact Mary-Ellen Pattinson on 07 4773 0900 </p><p>For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Staffing Services recruitment&#64; </p><p>Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential. </p><p>Application close: 4pm Monday 21st September 2020 </p><p><br /></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow">TCEO Strategic Direction 2017 - 2021</a></p>
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