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. 

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School Kingsgrove | K-6 | 441 StudentsCommencement Date: January 2020
Closing Date: 29 August 2019 

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School is a Newman Accredited, systemic parish Catholic primary school, educating boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 6. Founded in 1951, our school has a rich heritage based on our motto ‘SERVIAM’ inviting us to love, serve and respect.  We welcome students and their families from a variety of cultures into our school community.

In partnership with parents and carers and the parish, our school is committed to the development of our students by providing a Catholic faith environment in which the Gospels are learned and lived, delivering an effective curriculum promoting lifelong learning, supporting and nurturing the needs of each child and leading all students to value and respect others within and beyond the school.

The school also provides broader educational activities that support student interest, ability and talent (band, choir, sporting opportunities). The school demonstrates an active partnership with the local parish and its pastor, as well as development of peace and social justice initiatives and involvement in the broader life of the Church and the general community. Facilities are modern and continue to be updated in order to provide contemporary learning spaces, and there have recently been significant improvements to play areas.

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 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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