Teaching in Catholic Schools
Why teach in a Catholic school?
Teachers are members of a vitally important profession.They teach essential skills and concepts; they nurture curiosity and a sense of wonder; they cultivate abilities and interests and give their students a sense of significance and purpose. In the context of the Catholic school, however, the work of the teacher takes on a new dimension.
Here, it is often referred to as a vocation – a calling to become part of something of great significance; in this case, to share in the Church’s mission. In their own way, teachers in Catholic schools share in the work of Jesus to reach out to others and spread the good news about life and its purpose.
Teachers in Catholic schools are members of a Catholic community called to work in partnership with parents and pastors on our goals to:
- enhance the formation of students and staff
- improve learning outcomes for all students and;
- enjoy a professionally rewarding career
We are seeking teachers who enjoy working with children and are:
- supportive of the mission of Catholic schools
- passionate about the teaching profession
- prepared for life-long learning
- aspiring to leadership within schools
- enthusiastic about the role of education in the 21st century
- willing to add value and make a difference to a child’s learning
What does teaching in the Diocese of Parramatta offer?
- a positive work environment
- a range of support structures for beginning teachers such as an additional time allowance, a mentoring system and induction programs to assist with transition into the role of teacher
- opportunities for professional learning and career development
- an extensive range of professional learning programs
Qualifications needed to teach in the Diocese of Parramatta
- teaching qualifications accredited by the Catholic Education Office, including a Bachelor of Education (4 years) or Bachelor’s degree plus one year postgraduate Diploma of Teaching/Master of Teaching
- working with children check
- if teaching Religious Education (RE) in a primary or secondary school, teachers are required to be Catholic and are required to have an RE qualification, or a commitment to obtain this accreditation
- accreditation with the Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards (BOSTES)
Where are teaching positions in the Parramatta system of Catholic schools advertised?
Where do I apply?
Apply directly to the school in which you wish to teach – not to the Catholic Education Office. Principals of individual schools are responsible for the employment of staff.