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Assistant Principal - Head of Boarding, St Brendan's College, closes - 23 October 2017


St Brendan’s College is a Catholic Year 7 to 12 day and boarding school for boys located on a beautiful 300-acre campus on the Capricorn Coast. The College is the leading choice for boys in Central Queensland, with the teaching methods and practices focussed specifically on a single sex educaton.

We invite expressions of interest for the following positions:

  • Assistant Principal - Head of Boarding (Re-advertised)
  • Live-in Supervisors
  • Catering Assistant

Please refer to the St Brendan’s College website for details under ‘Our Community/Positions Vacant’. Please forward a completed application following the instructions on the website by the closing date.

Applications close
23 October 
2017 at 4pm.
139 Adelaide Park Rd, Yeppoon
(07) 4939 9403
St Brendans College

Boarding House Supervisor, The Southport School, closes - 23 October 2017

Boarding House Supervisor - Resident Master
Residential positions commencing 2018

The Southport School is a leading Anglican Day and Boarding school for boys situated on the banks of the beautiful Nerang River in the heart of the Gold Coast.  The Southport School has been established for 116 years and is committed to providing excellence in leadership, learning and teaching, pastoral care and extra-curricular endeavors within a balanced, holistic Christian environment.

We are extremely proud to say that boarding life has always been an integral feature of TSS since the first boarders arrived in 1909 into Thorold, McKinley and Delpratt Houses. The boarders bring to TSS particular personal qualities and give the School a soul, a life and sense of community.

The boarding community is now seeking expressions of interest for candidates interested in the position of Resident Master – this is a live in, work out unpaid position.  We are seeking exceptional individuals who are willing to become an integral part of our Boarder's daily lives and our Boarding community – ideally blending this opportunity with candidates' study schedules ideally in the field of education or professional roles in the community.

In the role of Resident Master, you will be required to provide up to 15 hours of residential supervisory duty per week (rostered term time – 37 weeks per year) and in return will be provided with:

  • Single accommodation only (studio room with kitchenette, ensuite and utilities included);
  • On-site catering (dining hall access during term time); 
  • Access to the extensive onsite facilities, and; 
  • The opportunity to be part of, and become an active member of a vibrant and diverse Boarding community that focuses on the holistic well-being of our Boarding students.

To be considered for this role applicants should:

  • Hold a current first aid certificate; 
  • Be prepared to complete ABSA Level 1 Boarding/Duty of Care qualification 
  • Have completed or be engaged in 2nd or 3rd year of tertiary or post-graduate studies or be working ideally in the field of education;
  • Be aligned with the vision of the school and the Anglican Ethos; and 
  • Have a passion for working with, and supporting the wellbeing of, young people as a mentor and a support person in a supervisory capacity.

All applicants must be eligible to hold a working with children blue card, provide a recent police check, and submit to Anglican Diocese National register checks.

Applications close on Monday 23rd October at 9am.

Only applications received online will be considered and should be directed to:

Dean of Boarding
The Southport School
2 Winchester Street
Southport, QLD 4215

Please click here to apply 

Boarding Supervisors and Catering Staff, St Brendan's College, closes - 23 October 2017


St Brendan’s College is a Catholic Year 7 to 12 day and boarding school for boys located on a beautiful 300-acre campus on the Capricorn Coast. The College is the leading choice for boys in Central Queensland, with the teaching methods and practices focussed specifically on a single sex educaton.

We invite expressions of interest for the following positions:

Assistant Principal - Head of Boarding (Re-advertised)
Live-in Supervisors
Catering Assistant

Please refer to the St Brendan’s College website for details under ‘Our Community/Positions Vacant’. Please forward a completed application following the instructions on the website by the closing date.

Applications close
23 October 
2017 at 4pm.
139 Adelaide Park Rd, Yeppoon
(07) 4939 9403
St Brendans College

Boarding House Tutor, Anglican Church Grammar School, closes - 23 October 2017

Position Title – Boarding House Tutor

Start Date – January 2018


Selling dot points

  • South East Queensland leading independent boarding school 
  • Inner City Convenient location
  • Excellent Opportunity for an education student.

This role is an exciting opportunity for those studying, or new to teaching, and have a desire to gain experience in this prestigious, forward-thinking and high-achieving school.

Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) employs 4 Resident Tutors: between 2 boarding houses with 170 boarders in senior school years. Each Resident Tutor is attached to one specific House and is an important member of the School pastoral team under the guidance of the Housemasters and Director of Boarding. 

The main purpose of a Boarding House Tutor is to provide pastoral care and academic support to boarders.  Duties include assisting with wake-ups and bedtimes; organising activities; attending House functions and outings; and academic tutoring.

It is encouraged for Resident Tutors to be involved in the School’s co-curricular programme.

Please click on this link to access the position description.

Applications are to be: 

Addressed to Human Resources and submitted to by Monday 23 October, 2017.

Please forward a full resume along with a cover letter of 1 to 1.5 pages by providing/describing examples of actual work that has been done, or participation in relevant activities.

Include the name, address and telephone numbers (mobile numbers) of three (3) recent professional referees.


Head of Junior Girls' Boarding House, Ballarat Grammar, closes - 23 October 2017


This position commences January 2018 and has initial 3-year tenure.  Further information and a position description is available on the Grammar website  Applications to the Headmaster close Monday 23 October 2017.

Jo Huntley

HR Co-ordinator
(03) 5338 0807


Senior Boarding House Matron, The Southport School, closes - 25 October 2017

Senior Boarding House - Matron
Full time, term-time (37 weeks per year) - commencing January 2018

The Southport School is a leading Anglican Day and Boarding school for boys situated on the banks of the beautiful Nerang River in the heart of the Gold Coast.  The Southport School has been established for 116 years and is committed to providing a wholistic education for boys focused on excellence in leadership, learning and teaching, pastoral care and extra-curricular endeavors within a balanced Christian environment.

We are seeking an exceptional individual who will become an integral part of our Senior Boarders daily lives through the co-ordination and provision of general and domestic support to the boarding house.  This position takes on the role of a 'House Mother' and provides a unique and specialized level of support and care for the students in their House.  House matrons must be organized, be able to multi-task, be responsive to the changing needs of the boys and the House, and able to provide support to the Housemaster in managing the demands of daily boarding life professionally – so the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with a parents, students, and staff is vitally important.

Responsibilities include:

  • The management (folding and sorting) of general laundry including bedding; 
  • Monitoring uniform wear and distribution including general sewing repairs; 
  • Managing daily laundry collection and deliveries; 
  • Setting up and distributing morning tea daily to students at the boarding house;
  • Maintaining contact with parents and ensuring students get to their appointments as and when required; 
  • Providing general support to the boarding staff, and from time to time, supervisory support for the boys in the House.

The ideal candidate will ideally have:

  • Previous experience or exposure in a similar role in a boarding school environment;
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and pastoral care skills where the welfare and well-being of the boys is paramount and is the number one priority;
  • A nursing background is considered to be very beneficial but not essential; 
  • Sewing skills are essential (ability to manage general repairs – buttons, zipper replacements, labelling, hems, etc).

Applicants must hold, or be eligible to hold a bluecard, provide a police check certificate and ideally hold a current first aid certificate.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain the Level 1 'Duty of Care' certificate within 6 months of commencement in the role.

The role requires the Matron to be at the boarding house from 6.30am – 2.30pm daily and is strictly a term time position.

For more information about TSS please visit to access an online application form and apply for this position.

Only online applications will be considered with applications closing on Wednesday 25th October at 9.00am.

Applications should be directed to:

The Human Resources Manager
The Southport School
2 Winchester Street
Southport, QLD 4215
TSS is an equal employment opportunity employer.

College Nurse, Saint Patrick's College, closes - 27 October 2017

College Nurse

An opportunity exists to join the team at St Patrick's College Townsville coordinating our Health Centre.  This will be a Full-Time, Term-Time position. 

There will also be an administrative component to this role.

For a position description, please refer to our website

Applications Close: Friday 27 October 2017

Applications should be fowarded to:


The Principal

St Patrick's College Townsville

PO Box 721

Townsville  Q  4810

Senior House Parent, Yirara College, closes - 27 October 2017

Yirara College is a Lutheran boarding school located 7 km south of Alice Springs providing education to Indigenous secondary-age students from remote communities.

The College is seeking applicants for the following positions:

Senior House Parent – Female Boarding

(previous experience essential)

Applicants with the following attributes are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Ability to address the role as outlined
  • Commitment to work relationally with others
  • Commitment to advance the interests and prospects of Indigenous youth
  • Willingness to uphold and support the Christian values of the College


Applicants must address the Selection Criteria and provide a current Curriculum Vitae.

The Position Description and Selection Criteria are available by contacting:

Mrs. Kaylene Lindner

Ph: 89 505634

Applications should be submitted by 

Friday 27th October 2017

Start date negotiable




Resident Boarding Supervisor, St Peter's College, closes - 27 October 2017

Resident Boarding Supervisor (commencing January 2018) Adelaide

  • Two positions available
  • 3 year fixed term, working 40 hours per week for 38 weeks per year (term time)
  • Join a school with a strong academic reputation and excellent facilities.
  • Enjoy a culture of collaboration and professional learning support.
  • An attractive remuneration and benefits package will be offered to the successful applicant.

About St Peter's College

Founded in 1847, St Peter's College is an Anglican boys' school located adjacent to the CBD of Adelaide.  With students from Early Learning Centre to Year 12, the School caters for a wide range of student backgrounds and abilities.  The School has an excellent reputation for both academic and sporting achievement.

Our goal at St Peter's College is to develop educated, considerate and outward looking young men who will use their talents responsibly for the good of the wider community.  In order for us to deliver on our promise we focus on attracting and retaining staff that have the skills, capabilities and passion to provide the best possible education and care for our boys.

About the Role

The School is seeking to appoint two experienced and highly capable Resident Boarding Supervisors to be responsible for the supervision, care and welfare of the boys in the St Peter's College Boarding House, under the direction of and in cooperation with the Head of Boarding and Heads of House.

As a Resident Boarding House Supervisor you must be able to contribute the appropriate amount of time, support and skill to assist the Head of Boarding and the Heads of House in providing the necessary supervision and care of the boys.

The position will be offered for a 3 year fixed term, working 40 hours per week for 38 weeks per year (term time).

The key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Head of House in maintaining a culture which values academic endeavour and a commitment to doing as well as possible in academic studies.
  • Being aware of and responding to the pastoral needs of boys in the House by doing all things possible to promote a strong culture of respect for others, their interests and their property and eliminate any bullying or harassment.
  • Liaise with other resident staff on all matters associated with boys' development.
  • Ensure the Head of House is aware of any areas of apparent concern so that they can be proactive in communicating and dealing with parents.

About You

You will be a highly capable person able to demonstrate the following experience, skills and personal qualities: 

  • Strong demonstrated experience in a similar residential care setting. Prior experience in a Boarding School is not necessary but will be an advantage.
  • An appropriate temperament to pastorally care for boys and to act as a strong role model.
  • Possess high level interpersonal skills in order to understand and work cooperatively with adolescent boys.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities, especially students and parents, but also including staff and visitors.
  • Be of sober disposition and able to provide guidance and set standards in a firm but fair manner.
  • Be highly organised regarding day to day routines and detail, in particular ensuring that incidents, actions and outcomes are clearly documented.

To Apply:  

Click the "Apply" button to go to our online application process.

A full position description is available on the landing page when you click through to apply for this role.

Address your application to Annette Cinnamond, Director of Human Resources and include qualifications and all relevant details, together with the names and contact details of three referees. One of whom should be your current direct manager.

For details about the School visit the School's website at

The successful applicant will be expected to satisfy child protection screening, and adhere to the School's Child Protection Policy.

Applications close -  Friday 27 October 2017

St Peter's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Head of Aboriginal Education, Haileybury, closes - 30 October 2017

Head of Aboriginal Education 

Haileybury Rendall School is part of the Haileybury Community. The School is acclaimed for its outstanding academic achievements, strong social justice program and international engagement.  Further information on Haileybury Rendall School is available at

 Haileybury is seeking a Head of Aboriginal Education to commence 1 January 2018.

Haileybury Rendall School intends to create a centre of excellence for Aboriginal education. Haileybury Rendall School in partnership with Haileybury Kormilda Boarding will work to ensure every Aboriginal student who attends the School is given every opportunity to reach their potential and excel. This will be achieved through the delivery of high quality and culturally sensitive programs by outstanding educators.

Detailed responsibilities for this important leadership role can be found in the Position Description on Haileybury's Employment Portal

Haileybury is committed to a Child Safe school environment and we have extensive recruitment and screening processes in place.

Head of Boarding, Haileybury, closes - 30 October 2017

Head of Boarding 

Haileybury is one of the leading schools in the Asia-Pacific region with campuses and education programs at Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, City (Melbourne), Darwin and China. The School has enrolments exceeding 4,000. The School is acclaimed for its outstanding academic achievements, small class sizes, broad range of co-curricular activities and international opportunities.

Haileybury Rendall School Darwin is seeking a Head of Boarding to commence 1 January 2018.

Haileybury Kormilda Boarding Program provides care and accommodation to male and female aboriginal secondary students attending Haileybury Rendall School. It is the residential component of the School and has a special emphasis on cross cultural and social learning.

The aim of Haileybury Kormilda Boarding is to provide a supportive educational and residential environment. 

Detailed responsibilities of this important leadership role can be found in the position description page

Haileybury is committed to a Child Safe school environment and we have extensive recruitment and screening processes in place.

Assistant Head of Boarding, Whitsunday Anglican School, closes - 30 October 2017

Assistant Head of Boarding - Whitsunday Anglican School

About the business and the role

Whitsunday Anglican School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school with an enrolment of over 750 students from K - 12. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of tropical Mackay and the Whitsundays, this school offers a first class education with a proven history of outstanding student and staff outcomes.   

With a holistic education focus, providing diverse growth opportunities for all stakeholders, this school community has a staff of approximately 150 - teaching, administration and services personnel. The Boarding House (Booth House), is home to 70 students living in a shared co-educational, modern environment that caters for both weekly and termly boarding arrangements.  

The Assistant Head of Boarding is a member of the Organisational Leadership Team (PAR) and must have the ability and experience to align and lead the Principal's vision for the school and boarding house.

For full details on this career opportunity, please visit the Assistant Head of Boarding's position description located on the School's website under 'Our School / Employment' ( All applicants must formally apply by completing the School's online application for employment form found in the employment section of the School website. 

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Support and lead boarding operations and initiatives. 
  • Provide excellent pastoral care and attention to all boarding staff, students and parents.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and efficiently to the boarding and day school community.
  • Create rich relationships with all school and boarding stakeholders and provide prompt feedback and action throughout all planned and emerging needs.
  • Act as the boarding house leader in the absence of the Head of Boarding.
  • Have a teaching load to be negotiated 

Skills and experience

Candidate Profile:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and professional membership
  • Demonstrated high level management, networking, leadership and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of boarding policies, practices and legal requirements pertinent to a boarding school 
  • Demonstrated use of initiative, with the ability to anticipate the needs of a boarding school
  • A sense of humour
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills, who has the ability to engage, inspire and lead School stakeholders to reach desired outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Job benefits and perks

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary structure.
  • Staff Concession on fees for children attending Whitsunday Anglican School.
  • Access to relevant and interesting professional learning opportunities.
  • First Aid training offered annually.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health and Wellbeing – access to a range of initiatives to promote health and wellbeing.
  • A site specific appraisal program, individualised to promote value and direction for all staff members of the school.  

Head of Staff and Student Development
Mr Jamie Novosel

Please click 'here' to apply.

Residential Boarding Supervisor, The Mcdonald College, closes - 30 October 2017

POSITION: Residential Boarding Supervisor Ongoing Casual

REPORTS TO: Head of Boarding


Resident Supervisors are required to assist with the running of the Boarding House. Accommodation (all year) and meals during term time will be provided in return for approximately 15 hours duty per week, including evenings and rostered weekends. Duties include supervision of students and office duties.

Supervisors must be aware that whilst they have scheduled times of duty, they are required to always be a presence in the house. This assists those on duty as well as ensuring a positive and interactive environment occurs at all times. Relationships and respect can only form when Boarding House Supervisors actively engage themselves in the lives of girls on a daily basis.

As Boarding House positions involve responsibility for the care of female boarders between the ages of 12 and 18, we are seeking female applicants only.


The Residential Boarding Supervisor is appointed by the Principal. The appointee is responsible to the Head of Boarding initially and ultimately to the Principal or her delegate.

It is expected that the Boarding House will run in accordance with the College Boarding Policies, Processes and Practices as published in the Staff Handbook. A summary appears in the table below.

Key Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Ensure girls are working diligently in the Library (Year 7 - 10) or at their desk with their door open (year 11 - 12)
  • Move from room to room (Year 11 - 12) seeing each girl at least once during Prep time
  • Notify the Duty Officer if a girl is not present or accounted for
  • Keep a daily record of what each girl is working on during Prep time & what was achieved during for each day 
  • Maintain accurate and timely Boardingware records.
  • Ensure girls who are returning to the Boarding House late have their dinner and then get to Prep
  • Circulate amongst the girls who have returned late or other students that may need assistance or guidance beyond set prep time
  • Do weekend supervision duty to relieve Duty Officer on weekends as rostered
  • Be available in the case of a medical emergency to step in for supervision if needed
  • Report on pastoral, academic or discipline issues to the Head of Boarding


  1. Demonstrated ability and passion for looking after secondary aged girls.
  2. Ability to establish positive, supportive relationships with the girls and their families
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff
  4. Understanding the academic and pastoral needs of girls in boarding.
  5. High level of organisational skills and the ability to sustain systems including electronic management systems.
  6. Ability and willingness to communicate with teenage girls within the boundaries appropriate for a boarding house.
  7. Valid Working With Children (WWC) number and First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis, Asthma Management Certification and ABSA Certificate in Boarding (or willingness to obtain).
  8. Qualifications attained through ABSA will be an advantage but not essential.


Written applications should consist of addressed selection criteria and full CV and should be directed to Maxine Kohler, Principal of The McDonald College. Applications can be submitted electronically to her Personal Assistant, Leslea Smith at

Applications, which must include the names and telephone contact number of two professional referees, should be received by 4pm Friday 22 September 2017. For more information please click here

Boarding Resident Assistants, Abbotsleigh School, closes - 30 October 2017

Boarding Resident Assistants

Residential role for females
Starting Term 4 2017

Abbotsleigh is an independent Anglican Girls' School at Wahroonga with a proud reputation for empowering young women with education since 1885. Approximately 900 girls are enrolled in the Senior School (Years 7 - 12), of which almost 180 are boarders. We are seeking enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly females as Resident Assistants for our Boarding School to ensure the ongoing provision of a warm, caring and safe environment for our boarders.

This is a live-in position. The typical shift arrangement is 16 hours per week of a flexible roster involving some weekend supervision and activities, and / or prep, dinner and recreational supervision on weeknights. The Resident Assistant receives a room (bathroom shared with the other resident in the house) and all meals, internet access, a phone and use of the School's facilities on the Senior School campus. Residents typically work rosters of 16 hours of work per week in term time (12 hours per week in return for board plus 4 hours per week at $33.71 per hour). There is often the opportunity to earn extra money for relief work (such as administrative support elsewhere in the day school, exam time supervision etc) at the full applicable casual rate.  

Resident Assistants supervise the girls in each boarding house on a rostered basis for weeknight prep supervision and also when the Boarding Coordinator is off duty, usually around weekends. Residents may live on campus for the duration of the time they are employed at the School and do not need to leave during school holidays. The School's sporting facilities such as tennis courts, aquatic centre and fitness room (gym) are available for use by the resident staff. Other staff benefits include free broadband access to your own personal laptop or tablet and full borrowing rights at our technology-rich Library (Abbotsleigh Research Centre).

The successful applicants will be self-motivated and friendly, with compassion for adolescents and an awareness of the responsibility attached to the duty of care of the boarders. A senior first aid certificate (HLTAID003 or HLTAID004) and Working With Children check clearance are both prerequisite certifications for this role.

The role may suit postgraduate or part-time university students (particularly appealing to those studying Education) seeking a safe and supportive residential base in Sydney, close to rail and Macquarie University.


Click to view the Position Description.

Please include cover letter, detailed CV, copies of qualifications, WWC Clearance, First Aid Certivifate and references to

For more information please visit

Boarding House Supervisor, Pymble Ladies College, closes - 1 November 2017

House Supervisor - Boarding

Pymble Ladies' College is a school of the Uniting Church in Australia for girls Kindergarten to Year 12 with boarding from Year 7. The College is committed to creating a personalised learning environment for everyPymble girl that is universally acknowledged for its outstanding quality and exceptional opportunities.  One of the key elements of our strategic plan Towards 2020: Striving for the highest is the development of a high performance and learning culture to enable the delivery of an excellent education. 

The Role

The College is seeking a positive and supportive House Supervisor to lead Goodlet House which is home for our Upper School boarders.  This is a permanent, full-time, live-in position is a leadership role within the Boarding School that commences in Term 1, 2018 or earlier by negotiation.

About you

You will have:

  • A genuine interest and passion for working with young people 
  • Experience in working with teenagers desirable 
  • Experience in a school/educational context 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills   
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships 
  • The ability to lead a strong professional team 
  • The ability to manage operational and daily routine in an efficient and effective manner
  • The desire to lead and work collaboratively with the Director of Boarding and other House Supervisors.

To learn more about this position, the calibre of person we are seeking to appoint and what makes Pymble an excellent place to work click 'APPLY' to go to the College website.

Applications close 3.00 pm Wednesday 1 November 2017.

The successful candidate must have a Working with Children Check clearance. Pymble Ladies' College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Head of Boarding, Somerville House, closes - 6 November 2017

Head of Boarding 

Position Description 

The Head of Boarding is a full-time position, commencing in January 2018. The Head of Boarding has an obligation to be On Call at all times. 

The Head of Boarding at Somerville House is an Executive position. The position has strategic responsibilities in the organisation and administration of the Boarding House, in consultation with the Principal. The Head of Boarding provides leadership and guidance to staff and students in the Boarding House, oversees the pastoral programs, and at all times models exemplary professional standards. A prime responsibility of this role is the development and support of a competent, compassionate and professionally fulfilled staff within a collaborative environment. 

The positon reports directly to the Principal, and works collaboratively with Heads of Schools. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Staff and Administration 

  •  Ensuring the daily operation of the Boarding House is efficient and caring, and meets accountability requirements, including Workplace Health and Safety 
  •  Fostering collegial and professional relationships with other members of Executive 
  •  Maintaining positive professional staff relationships and fostering collegial relationships between boarding staff, and all members of the School community 
  •  Ensuring a friendly and open means of communication between boarding staff, parents, teachers and students 
  •  Liaising with appropriate staff in other areas of the School regarding the welfare of boarding students, in particular Dean of Students, Heads of Year and Teachers 
  •  Implementing and reviewing policies and practices in consultation with the Principal and School Executive 
  •  Maintaining, reviewing and implementing effective record-keeping procedures and documentation 
  •  Preparing, maintaining and reviewing the Boarding House annual operating budget 
  •  Recruiting all boarding staff, in consultation with the Principal, and Business Manager 
  •  Conducting boarding staff inductions, training and orientation programs 
  •  Providing appropriate supervision and support for boarding staff 
  •  Ensuring Boarding staff engage in appropriate professional learning 
  •  Managing boarding house staff rosters, with attention to risk management and equity 
  •  Implementing and maintaining an annual review process for each member of the boarding staff 
  •  Conducting and Chairing regular meetings of boarding staff 
  •  Managing Housekeeping staff to ensure general care, maintenance and tidiness of the boarding facilities 
  •  Liaising with onsite security staff for general security of the Boarding House buildings, and during special events held at the School 
  •  Assisting in the promotion of the Boarding House and School at marketing events in Australia and overseas. 


Management and Pastoral care of Boarding Students 

  •  Promoting a climate where boarding house staff and students share mutual respect, care, trust and concern for the welfare of one another 
  •  Ensuring pastoral care programs meet the needs of students in a challenging and changing world 
  •  Encouraging the moral and spiritual development of each student 
  •  Providing and promoting a clear expectation of appropriate student behaviour, upholding the School’s approach to positive behaviour management and discipline, including actively applying the School’s anti-bullying and student safety policies 
  •  Referring serious student behaviour matters to the Principal, and/or appropriate Head of School or Dean of Students 
  •  Advising the Principal of serious boarding student health concerns 
  •  Acting as a mentor for student leaders within the Boarding House 
  •  Providing regular and appropriate social, cultural and other activities, both within and outside the School 
  •  Ensuring that boarding students maximise the use of supervised study time 
  •  Creating opportunities for boarding students to develop personal responsibility 
  •  Overseeing leave arrangements for boarding students 
  •  Accompanying boarding students to medical appointments if required 
  •  Liaising with the School Chaplain, in relation to regular Chapel Services for boarding students 
  •  Maintaining, as appropriate, an understanding of Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection requirements for Visa students. 

Boarding Parents and Guardians 

  •  Escorting prospective boarding families on tours of the Boarding House, or arranging a boarding staff member to assist, if unavailable 
  •  Conducting enrolment interviews, liaising with the Enrolments Officer, and giving direction with regard to offers of places 
  •  Ensuring that parents and visitors are made to feel welcome at the School 
  •  Maintaining regular communication with parents and guardians regarding boarding students, through various communication media including email, newsletters, telephone, Skype 
  •  Attending and responding to general parental feedback, and input through regular Boarding Parent Support Group meetings. 

Other Duties 

  • The Head of Boarding has significant responsibilities for maintaining the public face of the School. 
  •  Interacting with boarding parents 
  •  Leading relevant parent meetings throughout the year 
  •  Representing the Principal at Boarding functions if required 
  •  Attending School functions, as required 
  •  Maintaining professional links with other Boarding Schools, and with professional organisations 
  •  Seeking opportunities to welcome appropriate external users and events, during vacation periods, to bring supplementary income to the Boarding House 
  •  Undertaking other professional duties, as directed by the Principal. 

Skills and Attributes 

  •  Formal qualifications, and experience in the area of residential care 
  •  Significant experience in an Independent Boarding School in Australia or overseas, in a similar or relevant pastoral role 
  •  Proven ability to manage and understand the needs of teenage girls, including pastoral care, discipline and support 
  •  Excellent management and leadership skills, with the ability to provide dynamic leadership of staff 
  •  Demonstrated ability as an administrator in a relevant role 
  •  Ability to empathise with the particular needs of rural and overseas families of boarders and to communicate effectively with the boarding community 
  •  High level of personal integrity, initiative, self-motivation and personal drive 
  •  Ability to present an imaginative vision for the future of girls’ boarding in a high achieving, rapidly changing and progressive school 
  •  Committed to the full life of an independent day and boarding school, and be willing to engage in School activities including, within reason, after hours, on weekends and in school holidays 
  •  Committed Christian who actively supports the Christian ethos and traditions of the School, and the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) 
  •  Hold a Blue Card for working with Children, or eligible to apply for a Blue Card upon commencement. 

Conditions of Employment 

Weekend arrangements are subject to the School program. 

The Head of Boarding will be required to attend planning or professional development consultations that may take place during school vacation periods, from time-to-time. 

Accommodation is provided on the School Campus. The Head of Boarding has the use of a School vehicle for duties pertaining to this role. 

Remuneration is commensurate with ability and experience. 

Application Requirements 

All applications must include the official Employment Application Form for Non-Teachers (available under the ‘Careers at Somerville House’ section of our website), as well as a current Curriculum Vitae, and the contact details of three (3) professional referees. 

Applicants invited for an interview must supply copies of academic transcripts (if applicable) at the time of interview. 

Applications will be treated as confidential and must be forwarded by email to

Please address applications to the Principal, Mrs Flo Kearney, Somerville House. 

Applications close 9:00am Monday 6 November 2017. 

Director of Boarding, St Joseph's School, closes - 13 November 2017

Director of Boarding

St Joseph’s School is a Catholic co-educational R-12 School of approximately 710 students including a new state of the art Year 8-12 Boarding facility which can accommodate up to 38 boarding students.

Applications are invited for the above full time permanent position (42 weeks per year) commencing on Monday 22nd January 2018.

This Senior Leadership appointment will require you to demonstrate:

  • Significant and successful leadership skills.
  • Management of staff and the ability to facilitate a team culture.
  • An ability to work with school staff, parents and community organisations to gain the best outcome possible for the wellbeing of our boarding students.
  • An ability and willingness to work flexibly and show initiative in order to provide a positive boarding experience to our boarding students.
  • A hands on approach to supervision and mentoring of students.
  • Your support of the Catholic, Josephite tradition of the school

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant human service or education discipline are essential.

Remuneration is at an ESO Grade 5 level in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement for CESA and a one bedroom subsidised apartment is available on site if suitable for the successful applicant.

A job description is available by telephoning the Principal’s Personal Assistant or on the School’s website:

Applicants should forward their applications to the Principal, Dr Sandra Hewson; St Joseph’s School PO Box 971 Port Lincoln SA 5606 or email:

Please include the names and contact numbers of three recent referees.

Applications close 4 pm Monday 13th November 2017

Telephone:  08 8683 2400


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