Religious Education Coordinator

Sydney Catholic Schools is responsible for the leadership, efficient operation and management of the systemic schools, which educate around 71,000 students in 152 parish primary and regional secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Religious Education Coordinator | K-6 | 413 students
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Kogarah
Commencement Date: 29 January 2018
Closing Date: 31 October 2017

St Patricks’ Catholic Primary School Kogarah, located in the St George district, is a community rich in tradition and cultural diversity. The school values and nurtures the quality relationships that develop between students, families, staff and parish built on mutual respect and trust.

The school motto “Prayer and Work” guides the community as it strives to “celebrate our Catholic Faith, Inspire lifelong learning, nurture quality relationships and work in partnership”. Prayer, liturgy and the sacraments provide a touchstone that permeates the school culture and grounds the dual moral purpose of the school. Both St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and St Patrick provide examples as to how to know and love Jesus.

As a member of the school leadership team, the Religious Education Coordinator shares responsibility for the development of the Catholic life of the school, leadership of its vision, mission and strategic priorities and contribution to the management of the school. The Religious Education Coordinator has delegated responsibility for the coordination and supervision of teaching and learning in Religious Education with a well-developed capacity to take forward the evangelising mission of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate proven experience in:

  • Creating a faith community that brings the Gospel and teachings of the Catholic Church to all the students, families and staff
  • Creating a contemporary, student-centred learning culture
  • Initiating and leading change and improvement to enhance learning for all students, especially in Religious Education
  • Strategic outlook and understands the school within the broader educational, ecclesial and communal context
  • Developing collaborative partnerships to support student and staff faith journey, learning and well-being, especially in the context of evangelization.

You will also possess the following qualifications:

  • Category E Accreditation in accordance with To Work, Teach and Lead in systemic Catholic schools Archdiocese of Sydney Accreditation OR ability to demonstrate the standard descriptors at Lead Teacher Level in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
  • Tertiary qualifications (Essential): For a substantive appointment (Level 1 REC) Graduate Diploma or Masters in Religious Education/Theology (or equivalent as approved by the Director of Religious Education and Evangelisation. A non-substantive appointment (Level 2 REC) a Bachelor Degree with a specialist sequence in Religious Education / Theology and / or a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education / Theology and a willingness to complete the study to attain Level 1 REC status.
  • Post graduate units of study in Leadership (advantageous)

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants are required to fill out the REC Application Package along with related documents and return it via email to hr.recruitment@syd.catholic.edu.au

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCE
This role is classified as child related work and therefore SCS requires you to hold a working with children clearance to be completed upon acceptance of this position.

OUR MISSION
Celebrating Being Catholic in Australia
Ensuring Quality Teaching and Learning
Making a Difference in our World

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