RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Sydney Catholic schools are established by the Church to support parents with their responsibility for the faith formation of their children. To this end, the Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools invites applications for the following leadership position: 

St Felix Primary School, BANKSTOWN,| K-6 | 454 Students
Commencement Date:  29 January 2019
Closing Date: 22 November 2018
 

St Felix is part of the St Felix de Valois Parish, Bankstown and shares strong links with La Salle Catholic College, Bankstown. Students come from a diverse range of cultural /language backgrounds with 96% identifying as EAL/D students. St Felix is a growing three stream school offering a wide range of curriculum activities to support students in their learning. 

St Felix is a Catholic systemic primary school, situated in the south-west of the Archdiocese of Sydney. We value our serene school setting and contemporary classrooms, which support our vision for learning.

Our teaching and support staff are highly skilled, passionate professionals, and are committed to ensuring that every student receives the best possible opportunities. Our teaching methods and practices reflect the needs of our students and the world in which they live, and our community lives out the motto of ‘Simplex Caritas’ – Simple Love.

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)
  • Experience in and/or qualifications in EAL/D learning (advantageous)

APPLICATION PROCESS
Potential applicants should register their interest by completing the REC Application Package   and return via email to hr.recruitment@syd.catholic.edu.au.

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCE
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.

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

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