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Danebank An Anglican School for Girls
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Christian Studies / Studies of Religion Teacher


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Hurstville, NSW, Australia 



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Job Description:

Excellent classroom teachers are foundational to the learning environment at Danebank. As such, teachers are responsible for creating and maintaining effective learning environments which support the learning needs of the students.

Danebank teachers are organised, enthusiastic and passionate about the potential of their students. They are life-long learners themselves, modelling excellent learning and developing positive professional relationships with students, parents and colleagues. They skilfully develop relevant, structured learning opportunities with clear time-frames and deadlines, where process as well as content is made explicit and where students are encouraged to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways and settings.

Teachers must ensure that they meet all NESA requirements in the delivery of curriculum, as well as working with individual students to support and/or extend their underlying abilities. Classroom teachers must also meet Danebank’s expectations in supporting the wellbeing, spiritual and co- curricular needs of the students in their care, in the context of the School’s ethos and Code of Conduct.

Teachers in the Christian Studies Department are mature, committed Christians who are actively involved in a local church.

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Key Roles/Duties/Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

  1. Creates inclusive, supportive learning environments that model Christian world views

  2. Plans and implements coherent, well sequenced teaching and learning programs that engage students and promote learning

  3. Uses a range of teaching strategies verbal and non-verbal, to deliver quality teaching that is responsive to the learning strengths and individual needs of students

  4. Purposely integrates literacy, numeracy and ICT into teaching and learning programs

  5. Demonstrates sound biblical knowledge and competence in teaching Christian Studies to students in Years 7-10.

  6. Demonstrates competence in assisting students to achieve learning outcomes in the NESA Stage 6 Studies of Religion curriculum.

  7. Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively to develop curriculum and assessments

  8. Uses continuous assessment for, as and of learning and constructive feedback to inform teaching practices as well as assess and instructive

  9. Expects a quest for excellence and ensures appropriate academic and behavioural outcomes from each student, working with the Head of Department and Year Coordinators to ensure that these are met.

  10. Works collaboratively the Christian Studies Head of Department and Christian Studies staff, the School Chaplains, Year Coordinators, Learning Enrichment Team, School Counsellors/Clinical Psychologists, House Patrons

  11. Works with Students, Parents/Carers, Administration Staff regarding matters that may affect student learning


Experience/Skills Required

  • A personal Christian faith and commitment; demonstrating a commitment to Christian teaching practice

  • Experience teaching Christian Studies or Biblical Studies as well as 1 Unit Studies of Religion desired

  • Ability to deliver effective pedagogy in an innovative and engaging manner

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills

  • Professional and personal integrity

  • Being flexible and open to change

  • Being proactive and innovative

  • Technologically literate and experienced in the integration of technology into every aspect of students’ learning

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of people in teamwork situations

  • Involvement in co-curricular activities

  • Commitment to one’s own ongoing learning


Licenses/Certificates/Qualifications Required
  • Qualification in Secondary education

  • Evidence of theological study

  • Registered with The NSW Institute of Teachers

  • Working with Children check required

  • Reference from a minister of religion


Please note

  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. 

  • Applicants must complete the relevant Application Form 

  • Please read the full Job Description

  • Hard copies of the application form, a relevant cover letter, resume and supporting documents must be submitted to:

  • ​           The Principal, Danebank School

               80 – 98 Park Road Hurstville NSW 2220

    Position commences Term 1 2019

    Applications close: 4pm on Monday 1 October 2018

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