Religious Education Coordinator

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Sutherland

SUTHERLAND, NSW


Coordinator

Teaching Subject: Religious Studies

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 28 February 2021



<p>Catholic schools are established by the Church to support parents with their responsibility for the faith formation of their children. To this end, the Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools invites applications for the following leadership position:<br> <br> <strong>RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR</strong><br> <br> <strong>Location:</strong> St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Sutherland<br> <strong>Commencement Date:</strong> 19 April 2021<br> <strong>Closing Date:</strong> 28 February 2021<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> <strong>ABOUT THE SCHOOL</strong><br> <br> St Patrick's Primary Sutherland is a Catholic systemic school within the Archdiocese of Sydney. Our mission is to help our students grow in Christ by integrating Catholic Values into the curriculum. The religious dimension of St Patrick's includes the Religious Education curriculum, the liturgical, sacramental and prayer life of the school and opportunities for students to engage in activities that build Christian community and reach out to those in need. We strive to achieve academic excellence by promoting the intellectual quality of each student and providing a contemporary learning environment that is relevant and assists each student in achieving his/her potential. There is an emphasis on the explicit teaching of Religious Education, Literacy and Mathematics. Explicit assessment is used to identify what students have learnt, those areas where further teaching and learning is required and for the purpose of reporting to parents. Students participate in a well-resourced Creative Arts program with a specialist art teacher who provides extension classes to students. St Patrick's students' artworks have been recognised at local, state and national level. Specialist sport and music programs are provided for all students<br> <br> <strong>SELECTION CRITERIA</strong><br> <br> The successful candidate for this position will be a highly effective and Catholic leader who:</p> <ul> <li>Is a committed Catholic who understands the evangelising mission of the Catholic school;</li> <li>Is a leader of Catholic identity and mission at a school and/or system level;</li> <li>Is committed to working closely with the Priests and the parish community;</li> <li>Can lead the preparation of liturgies and celebrations;</li> <li>Is able to lead Religious Education in all aspects of curriculum development and implementation;</li> <li>Is a strong, contemporary leader of learning, with the capacity to lead change and demonstrate contemporary pedagogy that focuses on improving student learning;</li> <li>Is a person who can effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders and build relationships;</li> <li>Can analyse and use data to inform learning and engage in future planning;</li> <li>Has an understanding of, and ability to differentiate, curriculum;</li> <li>Has the ability to work collaboratively across all stages;</li> <li>Is adaptable in working within a 'shared leadership' model.</li> </ul> <p>The successful candidate will also possess the following qualifications:</p> <ul> <li>Completed, or has evidence of, study toward a Graduate Diploma or Master of Religious Education/Theology;</li> <li>Category E Accreditation in accordance with <a href="https://sydcatholicschools.nsw.edu.au/policies/accreditation-policy-to-work-teach-and-lead-in-sydney-catholic-schools"><em>To Work, Teach and Lead</em> in systemic Catholic schools Archdiocese of Sydney Accreditation (6.5)</a>;</li> <li>Demonstrates the standard descriptors at Lead Teacher Level, in accordance with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers;</li> <li>Postgraduate units of study in Leadership (Advantageous).</li> </ul> <p><strong>APPLICATION PROCESS</strong><br> <br> To apply for this position please click the "Apply for Job" button above.<br> <br> To complete the application process you will need to attach:</p> <ul> <li>Cover Letter</li> <li>Resume</li> <li>Academic Transcripts</li> <li><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PjYaSzF-xzN2vRPDXFlWSzXLMg7q0Dpg/view">Parish Priest Reference</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCE</strong><br> <br> 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.<br> <br> <strong>OUR MISSION</strong><br> <br> <em>To know and love Christ through learning</em><br> <br> <strong>OUR VISION</strong><br> <br> <em>Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning</em><br> <br> <strong>OUR VALUES</strong><br> <br> <em>Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration</em><br> </p>
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