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.

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, FAIRFIELD
Commencement Date: January 2019
Closing Date: 23 July 2018

Our Lady of the Rosary School celebrates 90 years of Catholic education in Fairfield.The school established and administered by the Sisters of St Joseph, has a rich history and tradition that is highly valued by the community. The school is a highly multicultural community drawing on a diversity of backgrounds. Over the past 2 years, the school has welcomed a significant number of refugee students and families from Iraq and Syria.

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)

Applicants are required to fill out the REC Application Package along with related documents and return it via email to

This role is classified as a child related work and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.

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