Flinders Calls for Applicants for Head of English Role

Flinders is calling for top educators to apply for a new Head of Department role commencing in January 2022.

The Coast is experiencing an influx of enrolment applications due to the pandemic as families relocate in search of a healthier and more affordable lifestyle. 

Flinders Principal Stuart Meade said that even prior to the pandemic, the College recruited many quality staff members from across Australia and abroad who were keen for a sea change without compromising their career development.

In recent years, new staff at Flinders have relocated from areas including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth, as well as Sweden, Indonesia and Hong Kong. 

The College is recruiting for a Head of English, Secondary role, to commence Term 1, 2022. Applications close Friday, 10 September 2021.

Secondary teacher and international basketball player, Mr John Fitzgerald is one of the staff who joined Flinders from abroad, relocating from Sweden in 2019.

He has happily settled at Flinders as a Secondary Physics and Maths Teacher as well as accepting the Teacher in Charge of Basketball role to share his passion for basketball with students. 

John relocated from Sweden with his wife after teaching for eight years at the Bladins International School in Malmo, and prior to that at Mercy College in Mackay. 

“Flinders ticked all the boxes for me because I was keen to join a professional team of teachers and develop in the profession,” John said. 

“I was also attracted to the idea of teaching students who are focused, engaged and keen to extend their knowledge, as they are at Flinders,” he said.    

“Moving countries is a daunting task but my colleagues and the management team at Flinders have been very supportive. I sit next to a teacher who has been here for 26 years, so he has guided me well.”

One of his favourite aspects of his new work and home life is his daily environment.

“I always believe if you are surrounded by beautiful things and people, you will be happy. I still feel grateful every time I walk through the Flinders campus or go for an early morning surf and see the sunrise over the ocean.”  

Principal Stuart Meade said, “We’re committed to nurturing a dynamic learning environment at Flinders and a major part of that involves recruiting, retaining and resourcing an ambitious and expert staff team,” he said. 

“It’s also rewarding to support students who are engaged and respectful, and who want to get involved in the rich co-curricular opportunities available to them at the College.  

“This all makes Flinders an attractive and positive workplace for educators with a commitment to excellence.”

The College of 1,360 students and 260 staff is located in Buderim, a sought-after location just 10-minutes’ drive from pristine coastal beaches and hinterland, and one-hour north of the Brisbane Airport.

See job opportunities at www.mfac.com.au/careers

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