ACTING 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. 

St Andrews Catholic Primary School MALABAR| K-6 | 380 Students
Commencement Date: Maternity Leave Position
Start date is 27/1/2020 to end of Term 2 2020
Closing Date: 22 August 2019

Our motto, ‘We follow Jesus’, is a strong statement of our belief in Jesus and our commitment to his teachings about kindness, compassion, gentleness and service to others.

  • St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School continues the welcoming, accepting and nurturing traditions of our founding Religious Orders by:
  • Giving witness to our faith and the Gospel values
  • Recognizing and valuing the dignity of each person
  • Providing an authentic education that is supportive, challenging and empowering
  • Enriching and inspiring active partnerships with our local and global community.
  • In the next five years, we will give expression to our mission by:
  • Building on and strengthening our Catholic identity within the local community through our commitment to live the Gospel values
  • Developing our capacity to provide authentic learning to meet the unique needs of our students
  • Delivering a contemporary pedagogy reflective of the Australian curriculum and ongoing innovations in technology
  • Working in partnership with parents, our parish and the broader community to contribute to student development.

As a member of the school leadership team, the Acting 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 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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