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Secondary Teacher – Languages/Religious Studies

Catholic Schools Office Maitland- NewcastleAdamstown

Reference No : 9589

External Position

Closing Date: Thursday 29 October, 2020

Location: ADAMSTOWN St Pius X High School

Vacancy Type: Temporary Full Time


St Pius X High School is seeking a temporary full time Languages (French and Italian) and Religious Studies Teacher to join the school community commencing in Term 1, 2021.

St Pius X High School, Adamstown, is a co-educational Catholic school serving students in Years 7 to 10. The community at St Pius X High School aims for excellence in all areas of study, providing a range of opportunities for all students to experience success. St Pius X has a proud history and an excellent reputation in the Newcastle region.

Priding itself on providing a space where the creativity, skill and talent of its teaching staff is greatly appreciated, embraced and encouraged. The curriculum incorporates both traditional and contemporary courses; with students regularly perform well above the state average in NAPLAN tests and continuing to be high achievers in the Higher School Certificate.

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 Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has an abiding commitment to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults - particularly those who participate in the life of the Diocese. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check and, where legislated, hold a Working with Children Check. Diocesan workers are expected to personally adopt and enact the Diocese’s Safeguarding Commitment Statement.

Essential Criteria

• Practising Catholic with a current Parish Priest reference.

• Ability to articulate a clear understanding of and a personal commitment to Catholic Education and to actively supporting the Catholic ethos and culture of the school

• Ability to apply appropriate knowledge in order to plan and prepare contemporary and compliant teaching and learning programs in your nominated areas which meet the diverse characteristics, needs and learning styles of students; and encourage them to work towards attaintment of their potential

• Demonstrated ability to effectively utilise data to optimise organisational and educational outcomes

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with school staff and members of the wider community in order to establish productive partnerships and achieve educational outcomes.

• Desire to contribute to the establishment of a staff wide culture of professional learning, reading and reflective practice.

• Demonstrate an innovative and agile mindset that that supports and enhances a culture of continuous improvement within the school environment

• Evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills

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.

Desirable Criteria

• Ability to teach Spanish

Commencement: 27/1/2021

Finishing Date: 27/1/2022

Conditions of Employment: Salary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2017.

Applications Close: Thursday 29 October, 2020

Instructions: Forward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.

Robert Emery

By post:


St Pius X High School

Park Avenue


Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info

To apply: Please provide a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria along with your resume and directly to Bob Emery – Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees two of whom must be the person's current principal and previous supervisor. 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. 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*

Applications close: Thursday 29th October, 2020. 3.00pm

Catholic Schools Office Maitland- Newcastle


Catholic Schools Office Maitland- Newcastle
PO Box 714NewcastleNew South WalesNSW 2300Australia
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