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Assistant Principal - Students

  • 492500
  • MacKillop Catholic College - Mount Peter
  • School Leadership
  • Full time - Fixed Term
  • Full time - Permanent

Commencement Date:
Monday 15 August 2022

Employment Type:

  • Full Time, Fixed Term Leadership Position (5 years)
  • Substantive Permanent Teacher Position

Hours: 30 hours per week

Salary Range: $130,516 to $136,927 FTE Gross per annum (plus applicable Assistant Principal allowance)

Closing Date for Applications: Midday, Friday 8 July 2022


MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter

MacKillop Catholic College, a master-planned Prep to Year 12 College located in the growing southern corridor of Cairns, was established in 2016 with Prep-Year 3 classes. The College has developed progressively, adding additional year levels annually, and commenced secondary education in 2020 with Year 7, and the first Year 12 cohort graduating in 2025.  Guided by the authentic discipleship of Saint Mary MacKillop of the Cross, and the Josephite tradition, our mission, to inspire hearts, minds and spirits, is grounded in the vision to provide quality 21st century education to the young people in our community.

About the Role

The Assistant Principal - Students will support college staff to provide direct and timely assistance to students with additional learning and support needs. Many of these students come from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Emphasis in the role of the Assistant Principal – Students will reflect college priorities and programs that support students identified as requiring additional support. The role will be underpinned by a collaborative and consultative approach so that the student and their parent or carer are actively involved in the student’s education.

The Assistant Principal – Students, will:

  • be an active member of the Senior Leadership Team and College Development Team, demonstrating an open, flexible and creative approach, working to ensure that MacKillop Catholic values, goals and Mission Statement are reflected in practice across the College and are promoted within our wider community.
  • work collaboratively with leadership and staff to promote the College as a centre of quality learning and teaching.
  • work collaboratively with leadership and staff to promote and enhance the Catholic identity and Josephite ethos of the College and ensures that all College practices and procedures reflect the Vision, Mission and Values of the College.
  • have significant experience in a leadership position in a school setting or similar.
  • promote and support leadership capacity of colleagues in the areas of faith development and wellbeing programs.
  • be capable of inspiring others to share and enact the strategic vision of the College

For further information about the role and responsibilities, please refer to the Position Description. 

Please also refer to the following document: Download File Senior Leadership Positions in Catholic Schools in QLD.pdf

Work Requirements

  • Be registered or eligible to be register with Queensland College of Teachers
  • Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education
  • The ability to comply with the Chief Health Officer’s COVID 19 vaccination directive

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary range: $130,516 to $136,927 per annum pending experience 
  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise your salary 
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave
  • Professional development and Early Career Teacher Support
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

For further information about the role, please download the Position Description Download File 220607 MCC PD Assistant Principal - Students.pdf

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation.

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.



Melissa Canton - Administration Officer, Human Resources
P:  4081 7600


Application Instructions:

Please submit the supporting Referee Reports in addition to your online application
Applications without supporting Referee Reports will not be considered

- Referee Reports Download File Referee Report HRF 12.pdf
- Church Representative/Religious or Clergy Report Download File Referee Report Clergy HRF 13.pdf   

Submit Referee Reports to:
Luke Brown, College Principal

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