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St Columba Anglican School is an Anglican co-educational school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 located in Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. In the past 17 years, the School has grown from an initial enrolment of 79 students to a vibrant school community of almost 1,200 students. We now have over 140 teaching staff in full and part-time positions, and more than 40 administrative and support staff.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and well being of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

St Columba offers a feeling of community where all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions, and where there is an appreciation of the richness which diversity provides. We deliver a high standard of education and support within a framework of authentic Christian teaching and values. Our valued relationships are based on genuine regard for all students, supportive classroom environments and exceptional pastoral care programs. Our teaching staff go the extra mile to help their students, including offering extra classes after school. Teachers are also very active in providing a range of co-curricular programs to the school, such as debating, sports, performing arts and community service.

Our support and administrative team play a vital role in providing professional support for the day to day activities at SCAS. Their invaluable skills span across areas including human resources, marketing, advertising, career development, accounting and teaching support.

Employment Information

Child Protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.

Child Protection Training – All staff will be informed annually of their legal responsibilities related to Child Protection through training or by way of a staff update provided in a staff meeting. Any staff who do not attend this training or the staff update will be required to undertake training at a later date. This may be delivered online or face to face.

St Columba Anglican School seeks to appoint staff who demonstrate the highest professional skills and the ability to actively support the Christian ethos of the School. Every member of staff actively contributes to the culture of the School and is encouraged to contribute towards the success of the students and the goals of the School.

SCAS recognises the imperative of attracting high calibre staff and thus offers opportunities for professional and career development and a stimulating, technology-rich educational environment.

Other benefits of working at St Columba include:

  • Mentoring and support in growing professional competencies
  • Onsite childcare centre for newborns upwards and other staff benefits for children who attend SCAS
  • Onsite parking
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

Current opportunities

St Columba Anglican School offers teachers and leaders the opportunity to further develop as professionals and work in a school that has grown to be among the very best in the state—academically, culturally and in sport.

St Columba has achieved a well-deserved reputation for not only graduating great students but developing great teachers and educational leaders.

While residing in one of the state’s most liveable regions, in a community that is growing in sophistication and opportunity, our staff work with students and families who are optimistic, aspirational and engaged in a great educational community. If you are interested in living and working in such a community, consider the advantages of our “World of Opportunities”.

To apply for a position listed, please email the Human Resources Director with the following:

  • a CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience
  • a Working With Children Check number.
  • Applicants for teaching positions must also provide details of their accreditation with NESA and copies of their academic transcripts.

If you have any questions, please contact our HR Director.

Canteen Team Member/s and Food Technology Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative team member/s to work in our busy food services areas that service our daycare centre, our Kindergarten to Year 12 school, the wider community, school functions and events.

Applications are sought for:

  • Canteen Assistant/s – temporary and casual, and
  • Food Technology Assistant – temporary full-time maternity contract.

Key Duties

  • Quality customer service skills in dealing with both our students and the school and wider community;

  • Assist our Food Services Team Leader as required from time to time with catering for school activities and events;

  • All team members must be prepared to undertake cleaning activities and participate in all kitchen operations, food preparation and customer service;

  • Establish and maintain a safe and secure workplace and have an excellent awareness of food handling and hygiene principles; and

  • Deliver to our school community’s high expectation of a premium canteen/cafe product.

The Person

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a busy kitchen or working in a school canteen or food technology kitchen;

  • Good knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation and presentation;

  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery;

  • Desire to learn, grow and work as a team member;

  • Commitment to uphold the school ethos and code of conduct;

  • Responsible for the provision of a Working with Children Check prior to commencement of work;

  • Computer skills required for Food Tech role;

  • Can-do attitude.

Our canteen and food technology areas are physically demanding and fast-paced environments and only those with significant experience in this type of workplace should consider applying.

The Conditions

  • Must be able to work during school terms across Monday to Friday and be able to start at 7am if required;

  • A professional work environment; and

  • Competitive wage to be discussed with the successful applicant.

Apply via email directly to j.drake@scas.nsw.edu.au no later than Saturday 24 October at 8am. Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing the ‘Key Duties’ and full CV.

Casual Teaching Roles

Casual Primary and Secondary Staff

Enthusiastic and suitably qualified teachers can apply to join our casual list throughout the year for casual call and temporary leave cover contracts.