Head of Department – Mathematics, Cranebrook NSW 2749

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St Paul's Grammar SchoolCranebrook NSW 2749
Date posted:
Start date: Term 3, 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


  • Actively support, and live out the school’s Declaration of Faith, Strategic Plan, Mission Statement and IB Philosophy.
  • Demonstrate an expert knowledge within the faculty.
  • Build a strong collegial framework of teachers and support staff as learners, who are willing to share and support one another in a shared vision.
  • Be cognisant of current pedagogical theories and ways of approaching teaching and subject content within the faculty.
  • Foster innovation in both curricular and co-curricular faculty-based activities.
  • Model excellent working practices and communication skills.
  • Prepare budgets and manage faculty resources effectively and with due diligence.
  • Encourage staff to set goals, be reflective of their own teaching practice and to grow in their teaching skills.
  • Mentor staff, especially new and less experienced teachers.
  • Develop collaboratively strategic plans for the professional growth of the faculty.
  • Provide a quality educational service to students and parents through positive, rigorous and contemporary teaching and learning.
  • Know students and how they learn – including both the pastoral and academic care of students.
  • Provide differentiated, holistic, inquiry-based, learner-centred and experiential experiences for students.
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of the NSW NESA and IB Curricular.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to implement effective written, taught and assessed curriculum – incorporating ICT.
  • Create, supervise and maintain engaging, supportive and safe learning environments.
  • Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning.
  • Engage in professional learning.
  • Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.
  • Encourage and promote engagement with the wider community, through active participation in the co-curricular life of the school.
  • Collaborate with the Facilities Manager on the development of any changes to the maths facilities.


  • Appropriate teaching qualifications; at the minimum of degree level.
  • Accreditation to teach with NSW NESA (or exemption from pre 2004) at Band 2 or 3.
  • An understanding of the NSW NESA & IB MYP/DP syllabus in relation to their discipline.
  • A clear understanding of the learning needs of students.
  • Effective communication and requisite IT skills.Demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Proven ability to lead a collaborative team in a professional, courteous manner.
  • Intermediate-level skills using computer- based applications, including the MS Office Suite (Internet Explorer, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel).

Information for Applicants

Closing date Applications must be received by 2pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019

How to apply To apply for this position, please complete a St Paul’s Application for Employment form, sign and date it, and return together with a cover letter and your CV, including the names of three referees, one of whom should be your current Minister of Religion.

Applications should be marked as “confidential” and forwarded either via post to:

Executive Assistant to the Principal
St Paul’s Grammar School
Locked Bag 8016
Penrith NSW 2751

Or scanned and emailed to: hr@stpauls.nsw.edu.au

Enquiries Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Principal, Mr Ian Wake, via email hr@stpauls.nsw.edu.au

Employment process To obtain a St Paul’s Application for Employment form, or gain an understanding of the St Paul’s Grammar School employment process, please read the information on the school’s website http://www.stpauls.nsw.edu.au/employment

Please note that employment screening is mandatory in accordance with legislative requirements. A current Working with Children Check will be required by the successful candidate.

More about St Paul's Grammar School
Address: 52 Taylor Road, Cranebrook, New South Wales, NSW 2749, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 2 4777 4888