Classroom Music Teacher | K-6 | 223 students
St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, Greenacre
Commencement date: Term 1, 2023
Contract: Part-time, 3 year contract (0.4FTE)

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 Sydney school students for 200 years. SCS continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students,10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

About the school

Established in 1961 by the sisters of St Joseph, St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, Greenacre still continues to respond to the needs of the community. United with the parish of St John Vianney and St Thomas More, families are invited to continue their faith education with the support of a community that is uniquely Catholic but welcoming of all denominations.

We offer specialised programs, where our skilled teachers challenge and encourage students to develop future-focused skills through problem-solving and critical thinking. As a diverse and multicultural community, we build strong relationships with parents to provide the utmost in care, wellbeing and security for our students. Our diversity provides students with the opportunity to be collaborative, resilient learners, with a socially just outlook on the world.

Our dedicated staff provide all students with contemporary, quality teaching and learning experiences that allow students to ‘Believe, Persist and Achieve’, fulfilling their full potential. It takes a village to raise a child and at St John Vianney Catholic Primary School the relationship between school and home, in partnership with a supportive community, are integral ingredients for a great school community.

Major Accountabilities

Your major accountabilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • implementation and delivery of the SCS Music Education Program
  • leading and conducting 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
  • 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.

Essential Criteria:

  • a Tertiary qualification in Primary or Secondary Education with extensive Music experience and/or qualifications, plus the ability to teach Dance and Drama
  • experienced 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
  • an enthusiastic Educator, driven to inspire children to explore Music, Dance and Drama
  • practice informed by a knowledge of contemporary educational research on how students best learn
  • confident 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.

Desirable: 

  • 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 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

If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via hr.recruitment@syd.catholic.edu.au.

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.

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.

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