Primary Teaching Position

Holy Name Primary SchoolForster
Location FORSTER Holy Name Primary School
Vacancy TypeTemporary Full Time
Description Holy Name Primary School, Forster is seeking a temporary full time Primary teacher to join the team for 2022.

Maternity Leave replacement.

Holy Name Forster is a Catholic school of 260 students, catering from Kindergarten to Year 6, in the heart of the Great Lakes region. The collaborative staff team maintain a supportive Christian environment as they strive for academic excellence in all Key Learning Areas. Building capacity and partnerships through a focused plan for improvement ensures that teaching strategies and practices are consistently reviewed to guarantee quality teaching and learning occurs in every classroom.
Position Requirements Teachers in a Catholic school have a unique role to play and are assigned with the task of ensuring each child has the opportunity to grow both academically and spiritually and to live purposeful lives.

The teacher will promote the school as a place of learning and excellence in accordance with contemporary evidence-based learning and wellbeing principles (including digital learning) and will ensure the ongoing development and implementation of pedagogical practices that impact on student learning outcomes.

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect. The Diocese is committed to being compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check and ensure compliance with our safeguarding policies, the Diocesan Safeguarding Commitment Statement and the Code’s of Conduct.
Essential Criteria ► Catholic, with the ability to articulate a personal commitment to Catholic Education
► Willingness to actively support the Catholic identity of the school
► Ability to plan, prepare and monitor the impact of contemporary and compliant teaching programs and assessments that meet the diverse characteristics, needs and learning styles of students; encouraging them to work towards higher levels of academic achievement
► Capacity to collaborate with colleagues, utilising classroom assessment, relevant school data and current research to support attainment of the school vision and improvement initiatives
► Demonstrate an innovative, reflective and agile mindset that supports and enhances a culture of continuous improvement within the school environment
► Demonstrated ability to build and maintain respectful relationships with students, colleagues, families, parish and external agencies to establish productive partnerships and achieve educational outcomes
► Evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills
► Willingness to Comply or Compliance with the CSO Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead Policy. Category B or D – Accreditation to Teach or Accreditation to Teach Religion.

The applicant must provide evidence of the following:

• Qualifications as a four-year trained teacher;

• Current NESA Accreditation;

• Current Paid Working with Children Check (WWCC) number;

• Completion of Anaphylaxis training.
Finishing Date20/12/22
Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020.
Applications Close Wednesday 29 September, 2021
InstructionsForward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.
Contact Name Telephone
  Brooke Stephens ( 6554 6504
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Brooke Stephens

By post:

Holy Name Primary School
PO Box 243

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info •Please provide a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria along with your resume and directly to
•Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees including their contact details, one of whom must be their current principal.
•If you are applying as a Graduate Teacher, please provide contact details for your most recent Supervising Teacher. If you are not currently working in a school, please provide your previous supervisor/principal. Applications closes on the 29/9/21 at 3.30 pm
•Please ensure you provide out of hours contact details for your referees also, not providing these details can delay the recruitment process.
•*Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted* “Preferred applicants will be asked to participate in orientation processes, including a formation conversation, following the interview, to introduce them to the local Parish context and the culture of the Catholic school.”
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