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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR l K-6 l 610 Students
St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School Panania
Commencement Date: Term 1, 27 January 2023
Closing Date: Friday, 19 August 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

At St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School Panania we provide a learning environment that is rigorous and challenging, and rich in creativity and collaboration to allow students to grow and become exceptional, resilient learners. The spirit and ideals of St Christopher’s are expressed in our vision,global leaders in learning and innovation, loving like Christ’. In keeping with the virtues of our Catholic faith, we are called to know every student, inspire them, follow the example of Jesus, and empower them with the knowledge and skills they need to live purposeful, meaningful lives.

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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