Working at SPC

St Patrick’s College, Strathfield is a Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition offering a quality education to over 1,400 boys from Years 5 to 12. It began with an enrolment of 39 boys in 1928 and today offers a quality education for over 1400 boys and young men, ordinarily aged from 10 to 18.

We are immensely proud of the opportunities that are afforded to students here at St Patrick’s College, with a robust co-curricular sporting and cultural program, excellence in learning and teaching, and faith formation and prayer life that assists in developing young men who are prepared for a dynamic world. 

Our College is built on the legacy of the Christian Brothers, and we proudly continue in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. To that end, we embrace the Edmund Rice Education Australia Charter and commit to imbuing in our students the four Touchstones of an Edmund Rice education – Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive Community, and Justice and Solidarity.

Working at St Patrick’s College, Strathfield means joining a proudly Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Tradition. We are a community of highly motivated, passionate, professional and experienced individuals who are known for our inclusivity, expertise and dedication to our students, education and each other. 


Positions Vacant


Science Laboratory Assistant (Part Time Temporary Contract)
Applications Close Wednesday 12 December 2018 - Click for details

We are looking for an experienced Laboratory Assistant for our Science Laboratory to cover a period of Long Service Leave. You will be responsible for the preparation and organisation of equipment and materials for Junior Science and Senior Physics, Biology and Chemistry experiments; the maintenance, checking and storage of Science equipment; the management of stock for the Storeroom; and general laboratory upkeep and maintenance.

Part Time (20 hours / 3 days per week) Temporary Contract commencing 29 January 2019 and concluding Wednesday 10 April 2019.

You will be experienced and confident in your understanding of the associated safe work practices relevant to a laboratory including Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations; Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals; knowledge and understanding of the use of Hazardous Substances Risk Assessments; and Materials Safety and Data sheets. and associated safe work practices.

With a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in laboratory technician practices, you will be someone who relates well with other staff and students and will have the capacity to work independently and as a part of a team.

Previous experience in a school environment would be highly regarded.

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional staff, please apply in writing. Your application should consist of:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills and contact information for three (3) referees
  3. Copies of any relevant qualifications
  4. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification or willingness to obtain one is essential.

All applications should be addressed to The Principal and be emailed to: employment@spc.nsw.edu.au

MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred.

A commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition and a valid Working with Children clearance are essential conditions of employment.

Applications close Wednesday 12 December 2018.

General inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Leader by phoning 02 8705 9295


Secondary Teacher – Mathematics (PART TIME 0.6 FTE, 12 month Temporary Contract)
Applications Close Monday 17 December 2018 - Click for details

At St Patrick’s College, our students have the opportunity to develop increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, communication, reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. We are passionate about mathematics and focused on giving all students the confidence to grow and develop their mathematical abilities. 

Temporary Part Time (0.6 FTE) Contract position commencing 29 January 2019.

We are seeking a flexible and suitably qualified and experienced Secondary Mathematics Teacher. You will be adept at fostering students ability to find connections and understand complex mathematical concepts at a level that every student can grasp, irrespective of ability.

You will be committed to the achievement of excellence as a classroom teacher; a strong collaborator; and, confident in effective pedagogy and classroom management. With a thorough content knowledge and mastery of the curriculum, you will be someone who has proven success in delivering the best possible teaching practices and learning experiences.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • A working understanding of, and commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Qualified to teach Mathematics – Stage 4 and Stage 5.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Experience in differentiation of curriculum.

Desirable Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualifications (in leadership, education, religious education or theology).

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional teaching staff, please apply in writing. Your application should consist of:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Specific statements addressing the essential and desirable criteria (in no more than 2 x A4 pages, size 11 font)
  3. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills
  4. Certified academic transcripts
  5. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees
  6. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification.

All applications should be addressed to The Principal and be emailed to:employment@spc.nsw.edu.au

MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred.

As part of the selection process, candidates who are shortlisted following their interview may be required to deliver a lesson to showcase their exceptional teaching ability.

A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition, a valid Working with Children clearance and participation in the co-curricular program, are essential conditions of employment.

Applications close Monday 17 December 2018.

General inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Leader by phoning 02 8705 9295

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed between Tuesday 18 December and Friday 21 December 2018. 


In accordance with new Child Protection legislation, all people seeking child-related employment are required to complete a Working with Children Check clearance prior to employment at the College. For information on the mandatory NSW Working With Children Check click here.