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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.
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
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Visit our Employment Website to explore our 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 click here to be taken to our employment website and follow the instructions.
You will be asked:
- for a CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience;
- to complete an application form;
- for a short video introduction of yourself;
- for your Working with Children details; and
- 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 us.
Introducing Port Macquarie
With its scenic beaches, rainforests and diverse wildlife, the relaxed coastal town of Port Macquarie is a wonderful place to live. Located between Sydney and Brisbane on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Port Macquarie is a homely town with inviting locals, a delightful culinary scene, an exciting social calendar and tonnes of outdoor activities where you can appreciate the beauty of the waterscapes, idyllic forests and natural wildlife.
Port Macquarie is super pedestrian-friendly and, thanks to the abundance of sunshine days and peaceful outdoors, walking around town is a treat. The local airport, which is less than 5km from the CBD, has regular flights to Sydney and Brisbane.
With regards to Port Macquarie’s weather, the region has a warm, pleasant climate with rainfall spread throughout the year. Summers are warm and humid, with temperatures ranging between 18-26°C, while winters are mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below 8°C at night.
One of the best parts about living in Port Macquarie is the region’s incredible outdoor spaces — plenty of tranquil parks, gardens and walkways to explore. If you enjoy being near the water, this is the perfect place for you to be! The Hastings River that flows into the Tasman Sea at Port Macquarie is an important environmental landmark in the area. The river is also a popular fishing spot, and you’ll often see people camping out with their fishing gear next to these waters.
Apart from the river, there are 18 beautiful beaches around the city where you can enjoy a myriad of adventure activities like water skiing, boating, surfing, paragliding… There’s always something new to try around here. For those who prefer to stay out of the water, don’t worry! The areas surrounding the beaches are alive with quaint cafes, top-notch restaurants and vendors selling produce fresh from the ocean.
Between May and November, Port Macquarie is one of the best places in Australia for whale watching. Dolphins can be spotted in the water quite often, but late autumn until late spring is the peak time for whales migrating to the subtropical waters in the North for their mating season.
If you want to get your hiking boots out, there are plenty of coastal as well as forest hikes around the city. The Sea Acres National Park has a breathtaking boardwalk in the rainforest where you can truly immerse yourself in the picturesque green surroundings and, if you’re lucky, even come across a koala in its natural habitat!
Find out more at www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au.