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. 

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School Woollahra | K-6 | 267 Students
Commencement Date: January 2020
Closing Date: 29 August 2019 

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 co-educational primary school which is located in Bondi Junction and Woollahra.

The school’s motto ’Nothing Without God’ permeates the life of the school. The charism of the Sisters of Mercy is central to our mission. Following in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, we work in partnership with parents to provide quality Catholic education based on the Mercy values of compassion, love, justice, mutual respect and care for all. We strive to live the Gospel values in a supportive, caring and nurturing environment that celebrates the gifts and talents of all those in our community.

Holy Cross offers a curriculum that provides quality teaching and learning programs to meet the diverse learning needs of students living in the 21st Century. The school’s teaching and learning programs provide a range of educational experiences that will challenge, motivate and encourage students to reach their full potential.

The staff at Holy Cross are committed and dedicated to provide a stimulating, learning environment to cater for the individual needs of each student. They work as a professional learning team in a collaborative and supportive environment to ensure that we provide quality teaching and learning programs that are innovative, contemporary and instil a love of life long learning.

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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