The Djarragun Way

Treat all students, staff and school property with respect.

Attend all classes on time and ready to learn.

Be responsible for your behaviour and accept the consequences of your actions.

Wear the Djarragun uniform with pride and do your best.

Be safe, keep your hands and feet to yourself.

Accept and value individual difference.


Our Promise to Families

Djarragun College will support every student completing Year 12 to identify and embark on their preferred pathway in education, training or employment, backed by the full resources of Cape York Partnership.

Attain a QCE or VET Qualification in order to secure university entrance and/or further education and/or employment.

Demonstrate job readiness skills and have a direction for paid employment.

Will be strong and proud Indigenous Australians, with deep knowledge of and connection to country and culture.

 

 

"An excellent education is the foundation for a great life. This simple statement underpins everything we do here at Djarragun College."

Kathryn Todd (Principal)

 
 

Vision

To be the school of choice for students, parents and communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands.

 

Mission

To develop proud, strong, educated Indigenous men and women, who walk confidently in two worlds, to be leaders, and to be role models for their families and communities.


Our Values

High expectations and no excuses

Raise the bar on learning and aim for mastery

Learning time is preciouS

There are no shortcuts to success

Personal responsibility

Each person is accountable for their actions

Respect others and assign yourself

Self-discipline and commitment will ensure achievement

Creating pathways for every student

No student left behind. No student held back

 

 
 
Our facilities are used to provide a broad mix of academic, sporting, cultural, artistic and technical courses and subjects.
 
 
The school has a dedicated team in Student Support Services and their responsibilities include monitoring attendance, monitoring behaviour and addressing the wellbeing issues of students.
 
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Djarragun College is partnering with Ngak Min Health, a multidisciplinary health and wellbeing centre, designed to support the health of students and their families. Ngak Min Health provides access to Doctors, psychologists, nurses, specialist services including paediatricians and speech therapists and offers referrals to external services such as optometry, dental and audiology. Comprehensive multidisciplinary solutions enable students to build internal and external resources required to succeed.

Health and Education are critically linked and Ngak Min Health enables us to provide a comprehensive support plan that considers the health and learning needs of our students. This service is unique to Djarragun College. In addition to the medical services, Ngak Min Health oversees the development of a health and wellbeing education framework that is embedded into curriculum of the College.


Sports Academy

 

Students in Years 5-12 at Djarragun College are offered the opportunity to participate in a Sports Academy program in order to promote health & wellbeing, improve school attendance, educational and behavioural outcomes.

Primary and Secondary students select from a range of programs and sporting activities including but not limited to:

  • AFL

  • athletics

  • netball, and

  • touch football

  • rugby league

  • strength and conditioning training

  • swimming

  • volleyball

  • basketball

 

We also provide transportation for our students.

 Positions Vacant - Employment at Djarragun College

Any positions currently available at Djarragun College will be listed below, along with any relevant information such as position descriptions and employment criteria.

All applications must be submitted via Seek. A link will be listed under each position.

All applications should be addressed to:

Kathryn Todd

Principal

Djarragun College

Salary Benefits at Djarragun College

Salary Levels

Djarragun College has registered an Enterprise Agreement with the FairWork Commission for the period 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

Djarragun College Enterprise Agreement 2019

Salary levels for the period are to be found on:

·         Teachers – page 37

·         General Staff (excl Boarding) – page 64

·         Boarding Staff – page 73

Salary Packaging

Djarragun College Limited is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to receive tax concession including FBT Exemption under section 57A of the FBTAA 1986.

Click here to view Djarragun College on the Australian Business Register.

Click here to view Djarragun College on the ACNC register.

As a PBI, Djarragun College is able to provide certain fringe benefits to staff, subject to a capping thresholds, and receive a fringe benefit tax exemption.  What this means is that we can provide fringe benefits to an employee and not pay the fringe benefits tax that a non-PBI employer would be required to pay.

The capping threshold for the year ended 31 March 2020 is a grossed-up value of $30,000. The gross up rate for the year ended 31 March 2020 is 1.8868 meaning the maximum taxable value exempt from fringe benefits and the maximum amount you can salary sacrifice each year is $15,899.93 ($30,000 / 1.8868).  Djarragun College offers the following salary packing options:

·         Mortgage or personal loan repayments

·         Rent payments under a formal lease agreement

·         Everyday Purchase Card for expenses. (Currently provided by PBI Solutions in partnership with Westpac).

There is also a separate cap for salary packaged entertainment benefits which for the year ended 31 March 2020 is a grossed-up value of $5,000.  The maximum taxable value exempt from fringe benefits and the maximum amount you can salary sacrifice under this separate cap each year is $2,649.98 ($5,000 / 1.8868). Djarragun College offers the following salary packing options:

·         Meal and Accommodation Card. (Currently provided by PBI Solutions in partnership with Westpac).

Click here for current FBT threshold caps and gross up rates on the ATO website.

Below is an example of how salary packing works.

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Current Positions

2020 Positions

The College is calling for passionate and caring educators with an active interest in shaping the lives of First Nations people by removing the barriers to education.

The College has restructured the middle leadership positions at the College for 2020 to focus the work of leaders on core strategic and operational supports for our teaching staff. This is an exciting time to be working at the leading school for First Nations people in Australia.

Executive Appointments

Deputy Principal – Curriculum and Academic Development (Fulltime)

This is a Senior Executive role and reports directly to the Principal. The role is primarily focused on the leadership and management of all QCAA academic learning P-12 and encompasses responsibility for curriculum development and administration as well as a key focus on academic improvement and strategic professional development.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

Middle Leadership Appointments

Faculty Co-ordinator - Mathematics, Science and Technology (fulltime) – PAR Level 3

This is a middle leadership role and reports primarily through the Deputy Principal to the Principal for all curriculum related matters related to Mathematics, Science and Technology for Years 7-12. The role is focused on curriculum management and administration as well as academic and professional development of teachers and improving student learning.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

Faculty Co-ordinator - English, Humanities and Arts (fulltime) – PAR Level 3

This is a middle leadership role and reports primarily through the Deputy Principal to the Principal for all curriculum related matters related to English, Humanities and Arts for Years 7-12. The role is focused on curriculum management and administration as well as academic and professional development of teachers and improving student learning.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

Faculty Co-ordinator - Primary Australian Curriculum (fulltime) – PAR Level 3

This is a middle leadership role and reports primarily through the Deputy Principal to the Principal for all curriculum related matters related to Primary Australian Curriculum for Years P-6. The role is focused on curriculum management and administration as well as academic and professional development of teachers and improving student learning.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

Students Co-ordinator – Primary (fulltime) – PAR Level 3

The Students Co-ordinator - Primary is responsible for the overall pastoral care and well-being of students within Primary. This includes monitoring of behaviour, general academic performance, personal development programmes and establishing a positive culture within the Primary School.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

Students Co-ordinator – Secondary (fulltime) – PAR Level 3

The Students Co-ordinator - Secondary is responsible for the overall pastoral care and well-being of students within Secondary. This includes monitoring of behaviour, general academic performance, personal development programmes and establishing a positive culture within the Secondary School.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

VET Teacher - Multiple Positions across all courses

A VET teacher responsible for pedagogy, assessment and reporting for their assigned classes. The position focuses on outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) programs while maintaining currency with industry practices, workplace delivery and contemporary teaching methodologies and philosophies.

Certificate I Courses

CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction

22280VIC Certificate I in Employment Pathways

Certificate II Courses

SIT20316 – Certificate II in Hospitality

SIS20115 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant

AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture

FSK20113 – Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

MSF20516 - Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways 

AUR20716 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

MEM20413 – Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

HLT23215 – Certificate II in Health Support Services

CHC22015 – Certificate II in Community Services

CUA20415 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Certificate III Courses

HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services

CHC32015 – Certificate III in Community Services

CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness

CUA30515 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 12 January 2020

Position Description

Position Advertisement and Application Portal - Seek

Non-Teaching Appointments

Primary School Responsible Behaviour Officer (fulltime)

The Primary School Responsible Behaviour Officer is responsible for supporting student conduct in the Primary school and responding to student behaviour and behavioural incidents. They respond to requests from teachers for urgent behaviour support and work closely with the student services team.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

Secondary School Responsible Behaviour Officer (fulltime)

The Secondary School Responsible Behaviour Officer is responsible for supporting student conduct in the Secondary school and responding to student behaviour and behavioural incidents. They respond to requests from teachers for urgent behaviour support and work closely with the student services team.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link

Teaching Positions

Learning Enhancement Teacher

The Learning Enhancement Teacher is responsible for working in partnership with students, classroom teachers, parents, special needs teachers, health professionals, outside agencies, Faculty Coordinators, Student Coordinators, Head of Learning Enhancement and the Leadership Team, to identify a collaborative approach to implement support for students with additional learning needs.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019

Start Date: 13 January 2020

Position Description

Seek Application Link