Philosophy & Religion Studies (PRS) Teacher
Newington College seeks a dynamic teacher to join the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department to commence at the beginning of Term 1, 2021. The College offers both the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). An ability and willingness to contribute to the pastoral care and co-curricular program will be required.
About the role:
A thriving department, Philosophy and Religious Studies provides innovative programs as part of the compulsory core curriculum (Years 7-10). There are philosophy elective courses in Years 8, 9 and 10. In the senior years, students may choose Studies of Religion (I and II Unit) for the HSC. For the IB Diploma, the Department is responsible for Philosophy as a Group 3 subject and the Theory of Knowledge course.
The approach to the subject is conceptual and inter-disciplinary, exploring philosophical and ethical issues from a variety of perspectives. There is an emphasis on critical thinking and philosophical inquiry.
For detailed information please visit https://www.newington.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2021-Position-Description-PRS-Teacher.pdf for the position description.
You will be a registered teacher by the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) with appropriate teaching and tertiary qualifications. You will have a sound understanding of the learning needs of boys and engage boys in a vibrant education program across Years 7 – 12. You will have a proven ability to work as an effective member of an enthusiastic team. You will utilise appropriate technologies to enhance the teaching program. You will be prepared to participate in the College co-curricular program. You will show a genuine appreciation and commitment to pastoral care and be prepared to participate in an active co-curricular program.
About Newington College:
Newington College, a boys' school with 2040 students and four vibrant campuses across Sydney, is committed to developing young men who learn with curiosity and rigor, who have open minds and who strive be their best in everything they do. Preparing boys for the complexities of the future is at the heart of the College's vision: To provide an internationally respected education that encourages boys to become men of substance and resilience who make an active and positive contribution to society. Newington was founded in 1863 and is a member of the GPS Association of NSW. We are associated with the Uniting Church and pride ourselves on our inclusive and diverse community. We are a comprehensive school and offer the Higher School Certificate, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and VET pathways to boys in their senior years. Our prep schools at Lindfield and Stanmore are inspiring, energetic environments with programs designed to excite young minds. Through its wholehearted commitment to the best in education for boys, the school is devoted to the pursuit of excellence in all that a boy does and achieves. Each boy is valued for his unique capacity to contribute to the life of the College. Newington’s tradition of individuality, excellence and community are trademarks of our boys; it is the cornerstone on which our College was built and the heritage for its future.
To apply for this position you must be eligible to work in Australia, e.g. hold an appropriate and current Australian work visa. Applications should not be more than four A4 pages as one attachment (PDF format preferred). Applications should have a covering letter of not more than two pages, which includes a statement in support of your candidacy. Applicants must apply electronically for their application to be considered. The online application form can be accessed at: https://www.newington.nsw.edu.au/about-newington/careers/
Applications close: Thursday 17 September at 4:00pm