Head of Department - Science - Bundaberg State High School



Image courtesy of Bundaberg State High School Bundaberg State High School is one of the oldest state high schools in Queensland, having opened its doors in 1912 on the banks of the Burnett River. Our school has a current enrolment of approximately 1460 students from year 7 to year 12. The school's motto is 'per ardua ad astra', which loosely translates as 'through hard work, the stars' and this set of values informs the expectations of all who work and study here.

They also provide a framework for the students as they move into the world beyond the school. Our school is a progressive and inclusive educational community with an ongoing commitment to improvement of school facilities, building renewal and curriculum development, including the inclusion of learning technologies. As a school in a Regional Centre we cater for the needs of not only our students but also the needs of our community and continually strive to improve.

As a STEM school, Science is a focus curriculum area with a staff committed to ongoing improved delivery of student outcomes. As the Head of Department you will have responsibility for the following: Lead the school department to develop, articulate and commit to a shared educational vision focussed on providing quality learning outcomes for all students. Embed socially just practices in daily school life.

Set high standards for student and staff performance. Actively participate in lifelong learning and ongoing professional development. Form partnerships with students, parents, other government agencies, and community groups.

Be futures oriented and strategic. Understand the legislation and policies that impact on schooling especially in relation to students and staff within the school department. Manage the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources of the school department to achieve goals.

A mandatory requirement of this role is: Current full registration, or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Information on registration requirements is available at enquiriesqct.edu.

au or on toll free 1300 720 944. To apply please attach the following: a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor) a written response (max one page per key capability) outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description. Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted..

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19 Sep 2019


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