As a member of the school leadership team, the Religious Education Coordinator shares 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. The Religious Education Coordinator has delegated responsibility for the coordination and supervision of teaching and learning in Religious Education. This position requires an outstanding educator with a well-developed capacity to take forward the evangelising mission of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney.


St Francis Xavier’s Primary School Arncliffe is a Catholic co-educational single stream school. The school is part of the Archdiocese of Sydney system of Catholic Schools.  The school’s motto, “To Jesus through Mary”  highlights the significance of the relationship Jesus had with his mother and the importance of building relationships and creating partnerships that encompass all members of the school community. The school was founded on the charism of St Mary of the Cross and the Josephite tradition. The school population is represented by the richness of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The school community is committed to the following mission: celebrating Catholic beliefs, values, practices and traditions within a faith-filled community, educating students to be responsible and ethical learners of the 21st century, providing engaging opportunities that develop skills for lifelong learning, accessible to all, in a safe and happy environment and nurturing the development of the child as a whole person building a sense of optimism and hope.


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

  • Is a committed Catholic who understands the evangelising mission of the Catholic school;
  • 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;
  • Is a person who 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:


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

To know and love Christ through learning

Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning

Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration

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