Classroom Music Teacher | K-6 | 454 students
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, Hoxton Park
Commencement date: Term 3, 2023
Closing Date: Thursday, 25 May 2023
Contract: Part-time, 2.5 year contract, 0.7 FTE

About Sydney Catholic Schools

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Classroom Music Teacher to join our growing Amadeus Music Education Program. Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to students in Sydney for 200 years. SCS continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 147 schools, more than 72,000 students,10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

About the school

As part of the parish community of Good Shepherd, we strive each day to work together to be ‘Nurturing Disciples’ and we recognise the individuality of each student and instil a sense of belonging for all. Our dedicated team of teachers collaboratively design learning that is challenging and works towards the shared vision ‘for each child to embrace a hope-filled future, formed in faith, love and learning’. Family and faith initiatives have built a very strong sense of community, driven by diversity, where all are welcome. With the support of our parish, parents and wider community, our students grow to be confident, capable learners.

About you

As a Classroom Music Teacher, your major accountabilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • implementation and delivery of the SCS Music Education Program
  • leading and conduction of instrumental/vocal ensembles – eg the school choir
  • working collaboratively with the Instrumental Tutors and Classroom Teachers at their schools and within their Network, to deliver quality Performing Arts Education, including public performances, and liturgical and special events
  • an enthusiastic Educator, driven to inspire children to explore Music, Dance and Drama
  • promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools mission and vision To know and love Christ through learning and Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning
  • promoting and abiding by Sydney Catholic Schools values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.

You will have attained:

  • a Tertiary qualification in Primary or Secondary Education with extensive Music experience and/or qualifications, plus the ability to teach Dance and Drama
  • experience as a Classroom Music, Dance or Drama Teacher in Primary or Secondary schools
  • competence in Music Education with the ability to teach Dance and Drama including Composing, Performing and Appreciating
  • proven ability and willingness to lead vocal ensembles
  • practice informed by a knowledge of contemporary educational research on how students best learn
  • confidence with the use of relevant technologies
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to high quality student performances
  • a willingness to support the Catholic ethos of Sydney Catholic Schools, and to contribute to music required for masses and liturgical celebrations when required.


  • a current driver’s licence
  • a Baptised Catholic with demonstrated evidence of ongoing commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church and engagement in the life of a Catholic faith community such as a parish or an established community within the Catholic Church, as an expression of their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Application Process

To apply for this position please click APPLY NOW and follow the prompts to complete your application.

Within your application please provide the following:

  • a one-page Cover Letter which outlines how you meet the criteria above
  • current resume.

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Working with Children Check

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with SCS’ COVID-19 Policy, all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or subsequent variants) or have an approved medical contraindication which prevents them from receiving any dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to work at or with a school, in central office or at any other location at which work is carried out by SCS. Compliance with this policy and providing evidence of vaccination is an essential requirement of employment.

Our Mission
To know and love Christ through learning

Our Vision
To foster thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching

Our Values
Empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.