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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.

Secondary Science Teacher (with Mathematics)


  • Formal teaching qualifications and NESA accreditation.
  • A proven ability to incorporate modern technology into your classroom practice and embrace innovative learning practices.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Deep Learning.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students, other educators and parents to assist all students in reaching their full potential.
  • A willingness to participate in the School’s co-curricular and camps programme.
  • Proven history as a lifelong learner and a genuine desire for self-improvement.
  • A valid Working with Children’s Check and willingness to undergo a National Police Check.

Desirable: HSC course delivery and experience; high levels of IT integration; demonstrated ability in effective differentiation; knowledge of the principles of Deep Learning.

Apply for this role by forwarding an application to j.drake@scas.nsw.edu.au, including a CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria outlined below.

Applications close Sunday, 6 December 2020 at 4.00 pm.

Applications should include a covering letter of no more than 2 pages outlining “What your ‘value add’ to St Columba would be”, a full CV and academic transcripts.
K-12 Sports and Activities Manager

(Non-teaching) – commencing January 2021

Participation in sport and co-curricular activities is considered an important part of the educational philosophy at St Columba. We cater for students at all levels in a wide variety of sports and activities and the experiences gained in all areas are designed to be supportive of the educational aims of the School.

Purpose of role: The Sports and Activities Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of:

  • K-12 Sport and its organisation
  • K-12 Co-curricular activities
  • K-12 Representative sport
  • All coaching, volunteer and training staff

The successful candidate will be an exceptional manager and organiser who is highly motivated to ensure continued inspirational engagement with our students, staff and families. Proven success in leading a team, exceptional organisational abilities, understanding of sporting organisations and their functioning and excellent collegial, interpersonal and communication skills are essential requirements for this role.

An authentic commitment to the wellbeing/pastoral care of our students and supporting the Christian ethos of the School are also essential.


  • An enthusiastic leader of learning who supports the School in maintaining and developing
    Sport and co-curricular activities across the School in a manner that values every student and ensures the best possible outcomes for each student.
  • Possesses highly developed interpersonal skills and communicates positively and effectively with students, parents and staff
  • Sets the highest possible professional and behavioural standards
  • Is a mentor and role model to students, coaches and organisers
  • Ensures the strategic direction of the School is supported in all activities

Specific Responsibilities

This person will:

  • Lead and manage the operations of the Iona Sports Club
  • Work with the Heads of School and Director of Wellbeing to coordinate their strategic goals
  • Ensure that all WHS, risk assessment and associated processes and documentation is  activated and recorded
  • Represent SCAS on external sports committees
  • Attend representative sports events
  • Work with PDHPE staff to organise major school sporting events e.g. Carnivals and Cross Country
  • Work with the Wellbeing team to integrate sport, co-curricular activities and health into the life of the school
  • Organise the transport of students to all sport and co-curricular activities
  • Attend camps and other off-campus events as required
  • Organise non-term time sporting and non-sporting activities
  • Be responsible for the recruitment and management of all coaching and training staff
  • Effectively monitor & evaluate all sporting and co-curricular programs
  • Work with the Community Relations team to promote the School and its activities
  • Report, as required to the School Executive and School Council

Apply for this role by forwarding an application to j.drake@scas.nsw.edu.au  including a CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria outlined. 

Applications close Friday 27th November 2020.


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.