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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.

School Chaplain

Commencing Term 4 2021 or Term 1 2022.

The School

St Columba Anglican School is the youngest school in the Anglican Diocese of Grafton opening in 2002. It is a vibrant and successful school that is recognised for its innovative approaches and its capacity to provide its community with an excellent education and has 1180 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and 130 children in the Early Learning Centre.

St Columba Anglican School is founded on faith. The Christian ethos is present in its caring philosophy and its concern to produce educated leadership.

The aim of St Columba Anglican School is to be the most outstanding school in New South Wales. It is the product of the vision of a community – to build a school with access to all who want their children to achieve the highest standard of education and behaviour.

Our Chaplain will be:

  • committed to upholding the ‘Anglican Diocese of Grafton Schools Ethos Statement
  • a leader who inspires and encourages leadership development in others, works well with the School’s leadership teams and shows how true leadership changes the world for the better;
  • innovative in approach and someone who makes the ceremonial and sacramental aspects of the School relevant, attractive, engaging and inclusive;
  • a manager who ensures that the areas of his her/responsibility are managed well and meet the School’s protocols and processes;
  • someone to whom people can safely bring questions, challenge assumptions and sharpen their understanding of our Christian tradition and view of the world;
  • able to build support and sustain a team approach to chaplaincy;
  • someone who has the capacity to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders;
  • a person who understands that chaplaincy is a position that requires tact, diplomacy and wisdom at the same time as having the capacity to remain true to the School’s vision and values;
  • someone who understands that this School will never accept mediocrity in approach, thinking or performance;
  • someone with the capacity to relate effectively to a school community that includes families from diverse social, cultural and theological backgrounds.

St Columba’s School Chaplain will:

  • have a current WWC clearance and be willing to undertake a National Criminal Record check;
  • have the knowledge and skills for assisting in the implementation of Child Safe Standards;
  • hold or be willing to obtain the requisite Certificate IV units in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care;
  • have the minimum theological qualification for ordination in the Anglican Church of Australia, which is a Bachelor of Theology degree or equivalent from a recognised university;
  • be an ordained priest of the Anglican Church of Australia and eligible to be licensed by the Bishop of Grafton;
  • act under the direction of the School Principal;
  • be a member of the School Executive and have the requisite skills, knowledge and experience to be a part of the School’s leadership team;
  • have strong emotional resilience and conflict resolution skills;
  • preferably have a professional teaching qualification in Religious Education or Education;
  • exhibit pastoral skills and understandings which will enable her/him to exercise pastoral care for both young people and adults;
  • show an ability to work as a member of a team in the School community and with local clergy where that is appropriate;
  • have a degree of maturity of Christian faith which will give integrity to his/her ministry with students, staff and parents;
  • possess an open and warm personality demonstrating a loving concern for others;
  • be able to be well understood when communicating verbally, motivating audiences, listening effectively and presenting ideas clearly in person and in written form.

This full-time role is based in Port Macquarie and the Chaplain will be employed on a stipend through the Diocese of Grafton.

Please submit your application including a cover letter and resume no later than 6 August 2021 to the Human Resources Director humanresources@scas.nsw.edu.au.

St Columba Anglican School is committed to child protection, as such the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory employment screening in accordance with the law. Applicants are expected to have read and indicated support and compliance with the Anglican Diocese of Grafton Schools Ethos Statement.

Role Description

Casual Examination Supervisors

Exam Supervisors will need to be available on a variety of dates with varying casual work hours, in line with the School’s examination timetable. The first examinations will be held in late July/early August. Successful applicants are required to be available to work sessions between the hours of 8.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday) during internal examination periods.

Casual hourly rates of pay (minimum 3-hour start).

To be considered for this position, Exam Supervisors cannot be:

  • Related to any student/s undertaking an HSC Examination in 2021/2022;
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain a current employed Working With Children Check;
  • Must follow the related Staff and Student Codes of Conduct; and
  • Ideally have student supervision experience.

Applications addressed to the Human Resources Director including a CV and details of three referees emailed to humanresources@scas.nsw.edu.au no later than Monday 5 July at 8.00am.

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.