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College Principal, St Catherine's Catholic College, The Whitsundays

Position: Principal 
Salary Range: $147,888 - $161,795
Incentives: PAR 5 Allowance - $11,335 and ITAS Allowance
Tenure: Full-time 4 Year Contract
Commencing Date: 2020
Closing Date: 
11th October 2019

St Catherine’s CollegeThe Whitsundays has a very special place in the history of the Whitsundays. Established as a small convent school by the Sisters of Mercy in 1925, our college has grown to be a co-educational Catholic college for students from Prep to Year 11 in 2016, through to Year 12 in 2017. With dedicated precincts for each stage of their schooling, children at St Catherine’s are provided with an education that is more than just academic. 
We use our college values of Excellence, Justice, Compassion, and Community to inspire and guide the character, talents, and aspirations of our young students. Parents and staff work together at encouraging each child to reach their full potential, so they can confidently meet the opportunities and responsibilities of today and their future. 

Townsville Catholic Education provides a supportive, flexible working environment where care for the individual 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 is recognised as being central to achieving our mission. 

A rewarding opportunity
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. 

Key leadership qualities and capabilities

  • Displays confidence, curiosity, enthusiasm and optimism
  • Displays emotional intelligence in working with individuals and groups
  • Builds an inclusive, trusting community and cultivates productive working relationships
  • Is an effective coach and able to develop your staff using effective feedback 

What we offer
An attractive remuneration package including:

  • Competitive salary range: $147,888 - $161,795 (depending on experience)
  • PAR 5 Allowance - $11,335, ITAS Allowance
  • Access to College Vehicle with a contribution to FBT
  • Professional Renewal Leave
  • Salary packaging options via REMSERV
  • Modern facilities and equipment
  • Superannuation up to 12.75% employer contribution (if an employee co-contribution is made)
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service
  • 14 Weeks’ Paid Parental Leave
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Corporate Health Insurance 
  • Induction and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Wellbeing programs

How to apply

  1. Please complete the application form below
  2. Upload a current resume with contact details of two referees (one being your current line manager and the other your Parish Priest)
  3. 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:
  • Faith and Mission leadership
  • Educational leadership
  • Staff and community leadership

Please refer to the Position Description and Catholic School Leadership Framework to support your response. 

The successful applicant will be required to commence Term 1 2020. 

  • For a confidential conversation please contact Laurence Hosking on 07 4773 0900
  • For further information regarding the remuneration package please contact TCEO Staffing Services recruitment@tsv.catholic.edu.au
  • Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Application close: 4pm Friday 11th October 2019. 

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About The School

St Catherine's Catholic College was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1925. The College is named after St Catherine of Alexandria and has the motto of "Strength in Faith". In 2012, a new campus was established to cater for increasing student enrolments and subsequently secondary education was introduced in 2013. Following a period of discernment, the College added the Ignatian spirituality to complement the existing Mercy Charism. Our Assistant Principals Religious Education are responsible for upholding the religious traditions and enhancing the religious life of our College.

All Catholic schools are instituted on Gospel values, which are drawn from the life of Jesus Christ.  At St Catherine's Catholic College, this witness of Christ is filtered through the dual lenses of both the Mercy and Ignatian traditions.  The foundational values that emerge are Excellence, Community, Compassion and Justice.  It is these values that act as a guide to our "way of proceeding".

Put simply, the foundational fabric of the Mercy Charism and Ignatian Spirituality, promotes: commitment to quality education, service through faith and justice, and compassion for others.

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