College Principal

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Djarragun College

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

About the School

Djarragun College was established in 2001 as a day and boarding Prep-Year 12 school. Set on a picturesque 18 hectares the school is located 20 kilometres south of Cairns. The College particularly caters to the learning, cultural, social and physical needs of indigenous students.

The philosophy of the College is to nurture a dual identity for its students to successfully navigate both worlds: respecting, understanding and connecting with their own culture, including the school community (a broad indigenous culture) and achieve the same for the global economic world. Djarragun College students travel from Cape York communities and the Torres Straits as well as local Cairns suburbs.

Our Vision

To be the school of choice for students, parents and communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands

Our Mission

To develop proud, strong, educated indigenous men and women, who walk confidently in two worlds, to be leaders, and to be role models for their families and communities

About the Role:

College Principal

Successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in the leadership of educational institutions
  • Experience working with Indigenous children and/or teenagers who display challenging behaviours, including some who may be considered developmentally ‘at-risk’
  • Ability to thrive and lead professionally in complex and challenging situations
  • Demonstrated ability to engage stakeholder groups and the community to improve outcomes for the students and/or school as a whole
  • January 2020 Start, Contract Length to be negotiated
  • Established Indigenous Boarding School
  • School is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and offers significant opportunities in Vocational and Educational training courses (VET)
  • Extensive facilities and spacious grounds
  • Competitive remuneration package offered

 

Initial applications should include the following:

  • Covering letter introducing yourself, detailing the reason why you wish to be considered for the role and why you believe that you would be a good fit for the School
  • Curriculum Vitae – outlining your skills, experiences, roles held and educational achievements along with 3 recent/current referees



More about Djarragun College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: 1 Maher Road, Gordonvale, Queensland, QLD 4865, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 7 4043 3777
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Djarragun College was established in 2001 as a day and boarding Prep-Year 12 school. Set on a picturesque 18 hectares the school is located 20 kilometres south of Cairns. The College is open to all students but particularly caters to the learning, c...