Health & Physical Education Teacher - St Francis Xavier College - Florey ACT

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Work type: Permanent/Ongoing
Location: St Francis Xavier College (Florey)
Categories: Teacher Secondary

Location: Florey, ACT
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
Salary:  $76,754.00 to $126,236.00 plus superannuation (dependent on skills and experience) 
Employment Term: Commencing Term 2, 2024 (start date negotiable)
Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday19 May 2024

About Us

Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) plays an integral role in education in the ACT and NSW, operating 56 Catholic Systemic Schools and nine Early Learning Centres.

CECG is committed to workforce diversity and creating inclusive workplaces. We welcome applications from suitable candidates from all diversity groups to support our system of schools and early learning centres in delivering quality education outcomes for the students in our care.

About the College

St Francis Xavier College is a comprehensive 7 -12 Catholic secondary school of 1200 students located in the heart of Belconnen and has an outstanding reputation for leading excellence and innovation in learning and teaching. As a member of the College the successful candidate will engender a love of learning and foster innovation and aspiration for the College vision.

About the Role

St Francis Xavier College is seeking to recruit a Health and Physical Education Teacher. St Francis Xavier College is committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning and to preparing our students for 21st Century work, life, and leisure. Our classrooms are places of support and nurture where we are teaching our students to think critically and creatively, and to collaborate and communicate with skill and confidence. This position will suit a Health and Physical Education Teacher who has the ability and commitment to add to the dynamism of our vision for 21st Century education and the qualifications and commitment to teach Health and Physical Education Teacher from Years 7 to 12.

The HPE faculty is a highly skilled, professional, creative and dynamic team who are passionate about the HPE curriculum. In conjunction with teaching the course, the HPE is charged with keeping up to date with changes in the curriculum and developing new resources. Commitment to professional development is essential, as is excellent skills in the use of technology in the classroom.

The successful applicant will have a genuine love of HPE and delight in the wonderful exploration of ideas in the classroom. As part of a vibrant team the successful applicant will contribute both professionally and collegially to the team. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills will be important, as well as a commitment to enhance learning in all facets of the HPE curriculum.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • A positive and collaborative workplace culture
  • An extensive training in our high-quality professional learning program, Catalyst
  • Access to curriculum resources that support evidence-based, high impact teaching practice
  • Permanent contract
  • Access to salary packaging, including novated leasing
  • 24 weeks of paid parental leave (maternity/adoption)
  • Up to 14 weeks of paid parental leave (paternity/non-initial primary carer leave)

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a St Francis Xavier College teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and executing well-planned, academically rich and innovative lessons;
  • Developing a stimulating learning environment by using a variety of styles and approaches to cater for individual learning needs;
  • Employing a variety of effective teaching strategies to successfully implement the curriculum;
  • Working collaboratively in the HPE team to develop an engaging and challenging curriculum with clear learning outcomes, provision for differentiated learning, shared curriculum documentation and consistent assessment strategies.
  • Ensuring that classrooms are places where technology is seamlessly, yet actively, employed to assist in effective learning;
  • Reporting on academic achievement to parents and making appropriate levels of contact with parents as necessary;
  • Developing learning relationships with students that assist in developing the confidence and learning of St Francis Xavier College students;
  • Giving appropriate time to the planning of lessons and collaboration with other teachers as part of teaching teams;
  • Actively contributing to a culture of teaching and learning where teachers learn with, and from, each other and actively inquire into effective pedagogical practice;
  • Engaging in active and continuous professional learning that is relevant to the HPE discipline as well as concerns and debates in the education sphere more generally;
  • Know and understand the responsibilities of working in a Catholic school with regard to Child Protection including the responsibility of mandatory reporting, the Catholic Education Code of Professional Conduct and the staff requirements of St Francis Xavier College.

Essential Criteria

It is essential that the successful applicant have:

  • Ability to maximise student learning through the delivery of high quality teaching programs, employing effective and high yielding, pedagogical practices;
  • Tertiary educational qualifications in the HPE area, with the ability and willingness to teach in more than one area;
  • Capacity to actively employ technology seamlessly to assist in effective learning;
  • Ability to implement cooperative learning strategies to increase engagement through student centred learning; and
  • Active and continuous professional learning that is relevant to their area of discipline as well as concerns and debates in the education sphere more generally.

Please refer to the position description for in-depth details regarding the position duties, criteria and skill set required.

Other Eligibility Criteria 

  • You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible to apply for this position. 
  • Appointment is subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment in accordance with CECG policy. 

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and current resume including a statement of suitability against the skills, attributes and experiences as outline in the Position Description.

This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child related employment in accordance with CE policy.

For further information about the School, please visit our school website here.

Information about Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn can be accessed here.

Position-specific queries: Please contact Jennifer Madgwick on 02 6278 9040 or via email

Application queries: Please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6218 0007 or via email 


Position Description

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