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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR l 7-12 l 862 Students
Holy Spirit Catholic College Lakemba
Commencement Date: Term 1, 27 January 2023
Closing Date: Sunday, 16 October 2022


As a member of the school leadership team, an exciting opportunity exists for a Religious Education Coordinator who will share 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. This role has delegated responsibility for the coordination and supervision of teaching and learning in Religious Education. We are looking for an outstanding educator with a well-developed capacity to take forward the evangelising mission of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Holy Spirit Catholic College Lakemba is a dynamic faith community preparing young adults for the challenges of the modern world. Our goal is to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills and knowledge for a life beyond school with our fully comprehensive and tailored approach to education. All members of the community strive for excellence as we develop each person holistically. Nurturing the strengths and uniqueness of each student’s learning ability through the lens of the Holy Spirit Learning and Wellbeing Framework is a vital step towards a successful future. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful candidate for this position will be a highly effective Catholic leader who:

  • is a committed Catholic who understands the evangelising mission of Catholic schools
  • is a leader of Catholic identity and mission at a school and/or system level
  • is committed to working closely with the priests and the parish community
  • can lead the preparation of liturgies and celebrations
  • is able to lead Religious Education in all aspects of curriculum development and implementation
  • is a strong, contemporary leader of learning, with the capacity to lead change and demonstrate contemporary pedagogy that focuses on improving student learning
  • can effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders and build relationships
  • can analyse and use data to inform learning and engage in future planning 
  • has an understanding of, and ability to differentiate, curriculum
  • has the ability to work collaboratively across all stages
  • is adaptable in working within a ‘shared-leadership’ model.

The successful candidate will also possess the following qualifications:

  • has completed, or has evidence of, study toward a Graduate Diploma or Master of Religious Education, Theology or Theological Studies from an approved institution
  • has requirements of (Category E) in the Accreditation Policy to Work Teach and Lead in Sydney Catholic Schools or agree to meet these requirements in your first contract term
  • demonstrates the standard descriptors at lead teacher level, in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • post graduate units of study in leadership (advantageous). 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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For any enquiries, please contact the Mission and Identity team by emailing mi.appointments@syd.catholic.edu.au.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

OUR MISSION
To know and love Christ through learning.

OUR VISION
Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

OUR VALUES
Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration.

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