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 – MS Word and PDF attachments are preferred.

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Positions Vacant


Secondary Teacher – PDHPE (12 Month Temporary Contract)
Applications Close Friday 18 October 2019 - Click for details

At St Patrick’s College, our PDHPE program is focused on fostering students deep understanding of the factors that impact the health of individuals and community as well as the factors that influence movement skills and physical activity. Our vision is to develop confident, competent and creative individuals who will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed to take action to protect and enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing in varied and changing contexts.

Full time temporary position commencing 28 January 2020 and concluding 11 December 2020.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Secondary PDHPE Teacher who is passionate about inclusive education for all students, irrespective of ability and focused on providing opportunities for our students to acquire leadership skills and foster attitudes of loyalty, co-operation, self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility.

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

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 PDHPE – 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 delivering the Stage 6 PDHPE course.
  • A thorough knowledge and passion for the game of Rugby Union with the ability to coach.

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. 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 (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 18 October 2019

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


Secondary Teacher – Mathematics (2x temporary contract positions)
Applications Close Friday 18 October 2019 - 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. 

1 x Full time temporary position commencing on 28 January 2020 and concluding 11 December 2020 (12 month)

1 x Full time temporary Parental Leave contract position commencing on 28 January 2020 and concluding 25 September 2020 (9 month)

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. 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 (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 18 October 2019

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


Administration Coordinator (Non-Teaching Position)
Applications Close Friday 18 October 2019 - Click for details

We are immensely proud of the opportunities that are afforded to students here at St Patrick’s, 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 Mission and Vision for our students, the reason we come together as a community and what we are working together to achieve, springs from the foundations of our touchstones of Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive community and Justice and Solidarity. This position represents a tremendous opportunity to join a community of professionals who are driven by this purpose and wish to be a part of something bigger.

Full time permanent non-Teaching position for an immediate start.

(Option to negotiate flexible hours / working arrangements for the successful candidate)

The Administration Coordinator is the first point of contact and is responsible for the effective management, operational support and organisation of the College in a way that minimises impact to the Colleges operations and ensures continuity of service to our students and the College community. Whether it’s planned and unplanned leave management, or changes or cancellations impacting the College timetable due to events, excursions, exams, retreats, camps, professional development or parent / teacher interviews, you will enjoy a fast-paced, varied and busy environment where no two days are the same.

As a non-teaching position, key to success within this role will be the ability to build, maintain and manage strong and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholder groups (students, staff and parents) and multiple departments across the College, while meeting the challenges and dealing with frequently conflicting priorities.

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

Essential Criteria

  • Commitment to the Catholic ethos of a School in the Edmund Rice tradition.
  • Prior experience in a rostering, workforce planning, resource co-ordination or allocation, operational support or administration position or similar.
  • Excellent computer literacy with Microsoft Office suite of products, with an ability to learn and embrace technology solutions (e.g. Edval timetable software) designed for scheduling and rostering operational staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and a capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to balance and resolve conflicting priorities and work to deadlines, using a flexible and resourceful approach to effectively multi-task and manage workload.
  • Highly organised, proactive, flexible work approach, solutions focused and committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to effectively manage high level urgent, confidential and sometimes complex matters with discretion and exceptional professionalism at all times.

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience in employee scheduling, workforce database management, rostering or timetable and attendance software.
  • Experience in a support capacity within a school environment and / or in depth understanding of the operational requirements of a school.

This position would suit a high-level administrator from a rostering, resource allocation, workforce planning or high-volume temporary recruitment background or is an ideal next step for a high-level administration support candidate with experience and understanding of the operational requirements in a school environment.

To express your interest in joining our highly motivated professional 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 3 x A4 pages, size 11 font)
  3. A current CV outlining your qualifications, experience and skills
  4. Certified academic transcripts (where applicable)
  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 (if already obtained or must have willingness to acquire)

All applications should be addressed to The Principal (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 Friday 18 October 2019

Please contact Karyn Corcoran, Human Resources Leader on 02 8705 9295 for a confidential discussion regarding your interest and suitability for this opportunity.


Secondary Teacher – Technological & Applied Studies (Permanent Position)
Applications Close Friday 18 October 2019 - Click for details

Due to the growing popularity of our Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) suite of offering from Year 7 to Year 12, we are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced TAS Teacher. As a secondary teacher in the technologies you will be committed to the achievement of excellence as a classroom teacher and thrive on both the creativity and practical challenges associated with teaching a range of cutting edge subjects.

Full time permanent position commencing 28 January 2020.

You will have the ability to challenge and engage students in the theoretical component of the design process, while offering a diverse and complementary range of practical experiences to develop their knowledge and understanding of contemporary and advancing technologies.

With a thorough knowledge of the range of tools, materials and techniques in the design process, you will be someone who strives on providing the best possible teaching practices and learning experiences across subjects such as Technology, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology – Engineering, Engineering Studies and Information and Software Technology.

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 Technology Courses (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 the Industrial Technology – Engineering (Stage 4 & 5) courses and / or VET Construction course.

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. 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 (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 18 October 2019

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


Secondary Teacher – Religious Education & History (12 Month Temporary Contract)
Applications Close Friday 18 October 2019 - Click for details

As an experienced educator, you will delight in the complementary nature of these key learning areas, providing a powerful context to enhance understanding of the nature and significance of religion, balanced with analysing sources and evidence and sequencing major historical events.

Full time temporary position commencing 28 January 2020 and concluding 11 December 2020.

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

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 Religious Education / Studies of Religion and History (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).
  • Qualified and experienced in delivering Studies of Religion I and II 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. 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 (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 18 October 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.