Head of Department - Science/Agriculture - Isis District State High School



Image Courtesy of Isis District State High School About the School Isis District State High School has an enrolment of around 480 Year 7-12 students and is located in the historic town of Childers, a rural centre that services surrounding farming community. It is close to major provincial towns of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough. The school is the state secondary school for the surrounding communities of Childers, Woodgate, Howard, Cordalba and Booyal.

The school emphasises focussed learning in the context of a supportive environment where partnerships between staff, students, parents/carers and community members share the responsibility for student learning. A dedicated and professional staff focus on literacy and numeracy improvement, enhancing their own teaching quality and ensuring students are well engaged in learning. We offer a broad, future focused and modern curriculum for our community where students can strive for success in various pathways.

We have a well-respected reputation for excellence in academic outcomes. Our vision is of a dynamic and connected learning environment where students and staff RISE to be globally competent and caring individ-uals, who are proud of their achievements and are active members of the school and its community. Our school motto "Know Thyself" is enacted through our pastoral care program (Know ThysSelf - KTS) and works to instil the school values so students RISE.

R - Respect, Resilience, Responsibility I - Integrity and Inclusivity S - Striving for Success E - Empowered Your Role As the Head of Department (Science/Agriculture) you will have responsibility for (but not limited to) 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 maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role des.

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23 May 2020


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