What makes us so special?

By joining Corinda State High School, you will be warmly welcomed into a 250-strong family of outstanding education and business support professionals committed to strengthening a culture which supports students to exceed expectations daily.

Our workplace is centred around integrity and compassion, and under the direction of our long-serving Executive Principal Helen Jamieson, Corinda staff are consistently encouraged to make Corinda their home, 'not only for today, but tomorrow also'. We pride ourselves on our strong values-based approach to work-life balance, nurturing staff and providing abundant opportunity for personal growth and professional development.

In return, our staff model the key values of curiosity and drive in the classroom, encouraging our students to be creative and energetic problem solvers equipped for the future unknown. We support a holistic education approach, catering for the academic, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of each student's life.

We are a locally renowned school of excellence, attracting some of the most talented young minds, artists, and athletes across the western suburbs of Brisbane (and further abroad). As such, our staffing team is made up of individuals who have always excelled in their chosen field and desire to be a leader and an exemplar of education excellence.

We are an equal opportunity employer and place great value on the benefits diversity brings to our workplace.

About our school ​

Corinda State High School is one of Brisbane's leading co-educational Independent Public Schools, conveniently located in a beautiful, leafy setting just 10 kilometres from Brisbane city centre. Our vision is to create a place of learning that 'exceeds your expectations', aiming to revolutionise teaching and learning, particularly through the continuing execution of our elite academic, sporting and arts Excellence programs.

Our educational and aspirational values include Learner Agency, Learning Partnerships (teachers, peers, families and communities) and Individual and Societal Wellbeing. Every student will nurture their passions, by making connections between different learning environments, and thrive towards attaining their personal learning goals. The student Total Fitness and Future Fit program is a unique feature, supporting student wellbeing, leadership development and pathway planning. Every student graduates with a Certificate II in Active Volunteering.

In 2008, the Corinda School community identified environmental sustainability as a strategic priority. The aim was to become the first school in Queensland to achieve carbon neutral accreditation. In 2018, the school finally achieved its goal and became the first Climate Active certified secondary school in Queensland. It is a responsibility we take very seriously and will continue to strive for self-improvement in the years to come. 

Celebrating over ten years of service at Corinda - Andrew Breen, International Coordinator (joined the Corinda family in 2013) and Lisa Thompson, Head of Languages and International (2012)

What's in it for you?

The Department of Education Queensland believes that investing in teachers is investing in students. Click here to find out what you can expect to earn as a teacher in Queensland state schools.

Not only do Queensland teachers receive highly competitive salaries, but the Department also provides many leave entitlements to ensure a healthy work-life balance for staff. The major types of leave available include:

  • Sick leave
  • Long service leave of 1.3 weeks for each year of continuous service, which can be accessed after 7 years
  • Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, surrogacy and adoption leave
  • Leave for study and examination purposes
  • Special leave for absences of specific purposes, such as compassionate grounds, sporting competitions or jury duty
  • Seven years unpaid leave for family responsibility reasons.

Other rewards and benefits include:

Our recruitment processes​

If you are interested in joining our cohesive and always-evolving team, we welcome you to prepare your CV as follows, and keep a close eye on our LinkedIn page for upcoming opportunities.

Teaching staff requirements:

  • A relevant teaching qualification. Click here for further information on teaching qualifications;
  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please click here;
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please click here;
  • Employment for pre-service/graduate teachers will be subject to the successful completion of a relevant teaching qualification and meeting the minimum requirements as a teacher with the department;
  • Please note: If you are Permanent Teacher with the Department of Education, you must have your current Principal's endorsement to apply for this position.​

​Non-teaching staff requirements:

  •  All non-teaching staff must hold a relevant Blue Card;
  • A Criminal History Check will be completed. ​

How to apply:

  • View current vacancies via LinkedIn​, or as advertised on the SmartJobs​ website;
  • Attach your current CV including contact details of two professional referees (one of whom is your current supervisor);
  • Include a maximum 2-page written response outlining your suitability for the role under "How You Will Be Assessed​​";
  • Pre-service teachers are encouraged to include completed practicum reports, mentor/referee statements, unofficial academic transcript for current course of study.
  • All Expressions of Interest should be addressed to the Business Manager at​

Last reviewed 05 May 2023
Last updated 05 May 2023