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. 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.

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

MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred.

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Positions Vacant


Primary Teacher (1.0 FTE Temporary Contract)
Applications Close Friday 21 June 2019 - Click for details

Our Junior School of approximately 360 Year 5 and Year 6 boys caters for students of all abilities and allows for the traditions and ethos of our College and Blessed Edmund Rice to flourish in our students. We aim to nurture a sense of belonging by forging strong ties to the school, the teachers and the peer group that will help create the fine men of tomorrow, men of whom St Patrick’s College can continue to be proud.

Temporary full time (1.0 FTE) contract position commencing 22 August 2019 and concluding 13 December 2019.

We have a temporary full time (1.0 FTE) opportunity for an experienced and dedicated primary school educator adept at planning, teaching and critically reflecting on the effectiveness of education programs that develop literacy and numeracy across Key Learning Areas. We are seeking a teacher who can foster the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth of students through contemporary pedagogy and a focus on student well-being.

You will be committed to the achievement of excellence as a classroom teacher, demonstrating thorough content knowledge, effective pedagogy and classroom management, and strong collaboration skills.

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

Essential Criteria

  • Primary teaching qualifications and a valid Working with Children clearance;
  • Qualified to teach Religious Education.
  • A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition;
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner;
  • Demonstrated success in differentiation of curriculum;
  • Commitment to active involvement and participation in the co-curricular program.

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 Friday 21 June 2019.

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


PRIMARY TEACHER (PERMANENT POSITION)
Applications Close Thursday 27 June 2019 - Click for details

Our Junior School of approximately 360 Year 5 and Year 6 boys caters for students of all abilities and allows for the traditions and ethos of our College and Blessed Edmund Rice to flourish in our students. We aim to nurture a sense of belonging by forging strong ties to the school, the teachers and the peer group that will help create the fine men of tomorrow, men of whom St Patrick’s College can continue to be proud.

Full time, permanent position commencing Monday 29 July 2019.

Commencing in Term 3, we have a tremendous permanent opportunity for an experienced and dedicated primary school educator adept at planning, teaching and critically reflecting on the effectiveness of education programs that develop literacy and numeracy across Key Learning Areas. We are seeking a teacher who can foster the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth of students through contemporary pedagogy and a focus on student wellbeing.

You will be committed to the achievement of excellence as a classroom teacher, demonstrating thorough content knowledge, effective pedagogy and classroom management, and strong collaboration skills.

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

Essential Criteria

  • Primary teaching qualifications and a valid Working with Children clearance;
  • A working understanding of, and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of a school in the Edmund Rice tradition;
  • Demonstrated excellence as a classroom practitioner;
  • Demonstrated success in differentiation of curriculum;
  • Commitment to active involvement and participation in the co-curricular program.

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 3 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 Thursday 27 June 2019.

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, you can email your application to: employment@spc.nsw.edu.au or, alternatively you may 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.