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. 

All applications for permanent, temporary and casual employment opportunities with our College should consist of: 

  1. A cover letter
  2. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills
  3. Specific statements addressing the essential and desirable criteria (where requested to do so)
  4. Certified academic transcripts
  5. Statements of Service
  6. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees
  7. A current Working with Children number and date of birth for the Working with Children Check verification.

Your application should be addressed to The Principal – MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred.

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Unless otherwise stated, all applications will be reviewed ten (10) working days of the closing date listed in our advertisements. In the event that you have not been invited to attend an interview within that time frame, you can consider your application to have been unsuccessful for the position you have applied for.


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Positions Vacant


Secondary Teacher – Mathematics (Permanent Position)
Applications Close Thursday 9 April 2020 - 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. 

Permanent Full Time position – Immediate start

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Secondary Mathematics Teacher with a talent for engaging students to think mathematically through questioning, communicating, reasoning and reflecting. 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 to Stage 6.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Experience in differentiation of curriculum.

Desirable Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualifications (in leadership, education, religious education or theology).
  • Previous experience in delivering Stage 6 Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 courses.

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional teaching staff, apply via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website https://www.spc.nsw.edu.au/working-spc/

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. Statements of Service
  5. Certified academic transcripts
  6. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees
  7. 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 (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred).

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 Thursday 9 April 2020 at 4.00pm

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


Casual Primary & Secondary Teaching Opportunities 2020
Applications are welcomed at any time throughout the year - Click for details

We are seeking expressions of interest from casual Primary  (Stage 3) and Secondary teachers  (Stage 4 to Stage 6). You will be employed on a day-to-day basis to replace temporary or permanent teachers who are on short-term leave. 

To join our team of professional casual teaching staff you will be able to demonstrate you satisfy all of the following essential selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • A commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Qualified Secondary Teacher (note subject/s you are qualified to teach) or Primary Teacher with NESA Accreditation and approval to teach in NSW.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner.
  • Demonstrated experience in differentiation of curriculum.
  • A valid Working with Children clearance. 

If you are interested in starting your career or developing your teaching skills in a high reputable Catholic independent school. you can express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional casual teaching staff by applying via the online ‘Career Application’ available on our website https://www.spc.nsw.edu.au/working-spc/

Your application should consist of:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Specific statements addressing the essential  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. Statements of Service
  6. The names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) referees
  7. 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 (MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred).

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


St Patrick’s College is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to recruitment and selection practices that value of the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We aim to provide a work environment that fosters fairness, equity, respect for social and cultural diversity, and is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and vilification as determined by the legislation. 

All recruitment, selection and promotion decisions are based solely on merit. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

We are committed to reconciliation and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you would like to express an interest in joining our dedicated and professional staff, please complete the ‘Career Application’ on this page or contact the Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your suitability and availability for employment at our College.


St Patrick’s College is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people. In accordance with 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.