LEADER OF LITURGY | K-12
St Vincent’s College, Ashfield
Commencement Date: January 2023
Closing Date: Sunday, 16 October 2022
About Sydney Catholic Schools
Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (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 College
St Vincent’s College will be created by amalgamating three Ashfield Schools – St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, De La Salle College and Bethlehem College into one co-educational K-12 college, commencing January 2023. As Leader of Liturgy, you will play a key role in this transformation and support the school community through this journey. Built on the foundations of excellence, the priority of the College in 2023 and beyond is a future-focused strategic vision aimed at delivering ambitious educational outcomes for every student.
The reimagining, redevelopment and rebranding will create a college which forms students who thrive, influence and help create a just and equitable world. The College will deliver flexible approaches at all stages of learning. The proposed model focuses on a comprehensive education, with a particular focus on mathematics, technology, the sciences, entrepreneurial skills, global competencies and a lively Church to the world mission, equipping students to be ethical and optimistic influencers. The model anticipates impactful connections and partnerships with not-for profits, with the corporate sector and with higher education providers. Linking entrepreneurial skills to social service work embodies Ashfield’s Church to the world focus.
In conjunction with the Dean of Mission, the Leader of Liturgy role focuses on the liturgical, sacramental and prayer life of the college. This is evidenced in the diversity of communal and individual events and experiences that occur in the community. This role prioritises strengthening people’s engagement with local parishes and the wider Church. The Leader of Liturgy is responsible for establishing and coordinating new and innovative programs that give vitality to Catholic life and culture and integrate faith and life. The position is responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders to facilitate opportunities for students, parents and staff to strengthen their understanding of and commitment to the Catholic faith.
To be considered for this role, you must have experience demonstrating that you can deliver in the following areas:
- promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools’ mission: To know and love Christ through learning and the Vision of creating Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning
- co-leading the school community as an expression of the evangelising and catechising mission of the Church
- animating the Catholic life and culture of the school to strengthen people’s engagement in the life of the Church
- collaborating with staff and local pastors to plan and conduct vibrant liturgical and prayer celebrations to ensure a thriving Catholic community
- strengthening the connection between school community members (students, staff and families) and their particular local Catholic faith community
- coordinating a comprehensive K-12 approach to sacramental programs and opportunities
- ensuring that students are appropriately trained for a range of liturgical ministries
- nurturing quality relationships and ensuring regular opportunities for collaboration with the Parish Priests from the region
- working with various stakeholders to coordinate an innovative and sustainable music ministry program for the college.
You will have attained or be pursuing the following:
- a Qualified teaching accreditation with NESA at a Proficient level or higher
- a Category D Accreditation (Teach Religious Education) per the policy ‘Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead in Sydney Catholic Schools policy
- is 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.
Submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button and follow the steps to complete your application.
To complete the application process you will need to attach:
Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.
To know and love Christ through learning.
Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.
Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, and collaboration.