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Head of Christian Studies 7-12

St Luke's Grammar School

Dee Why NSW
Remote / WFH?
Applications Close
10 October 2022
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Name: Elizabeth Little
Role: Executive Assistant to the Principal
Email: click to email
Phone: (02) 9438 6237

About St Luke’s

St Luke's Grammar School is an Independent, Anglican, co-educational school, with two Campuses on Sydney's Northern Beaches. One Campus is located in Dee Why (Pre-K to Year 12), and a second Campus is located in Bayview (Pre-K to Year 6). St Luke’s has built a reputation as a premier co-educational independent school that achieves outstanding academic and pastoral outcomes for students.

St Luke’s employs over 120 full-time and part-time teachers, supported by teachers’ aides, administrative staff, grounds staff and peripatetic tutors. The School currently has close to 1300 students, with approximately 1100 students at Dee Why and 200 students at Bayview.

St Luke’s Grammar School is one of seventeen schools that are part of the Anglican Schools Corporation (ASC) network of schools. The ASC works closely with the Principal and School Council to ensure wise oversight and governance of the School and provide support with core services including finance, IT, Compliance and Human Resources.

Position:                   Head of Christian Studies 7-12

Location:                  Dee Why Campus

Load:                         Permanent Full time Leadership Level 1

Level:                        Year 7 - 12

Commencement:    Term 1, 2023

Reporting to:           Head of Ministry and Service

St Luke’s Grammar School is proudly a Child Safe Organisation, putting the best interests of Children and Young People first. All appointments at St Luke’s Grammar are subject to Child Protection legislation.


About the Role

St Luke’s Grammar School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and professional educator to lead Christian Education in the Senior School at the Dee Why Campus. The teacher will be suitably qualified and enjoy working in a collaborative team. The successful applicant will be willing to contribute to the co-curricular life of the School and be a Christian actively involved in their church.

The Head of Christian Studies is responsible for prescribing and implementing the teaching program for all students in Year 7 - 12. The Head of Christian Studies is responsible for coordinating the teaching activities in Christian Studies lessons and work with staff to authentically bring the Christian Education into other areas of the School. While this is a 7-12 position, the candidate will be willing to liaise with the Head of Christian Studies (PreK - 6) to create a PreK - 12 approach to Christian Education.


Our Strategic Pillars

St Luke’s Strategic Plan includes five strategic pillars:

  • Excellence in learning
  • Culture of individual care and enrichment
  • Diverse and extensive co-curricular programs
  • Engaged and vibrant community
  • Authentic Christian foundation

Our LEARNING@STLUKE’S Framework underpins the teaching and learning across Cottage to Year 12 by providing a common language of learning and a purposeful focus on character development.


Reporting Relationships

  • Head of Ministry and Service
  • Deputy Curriculum
  • Head of Senior School
  • Principal and School Executive
  • Teachers, Staff, Students and Parents
  • External bodies, including NESA as required


Key Roles / Duties / Responsibilities

  • Have an excellent understanding of Christian Education in an Anglican School
  • Actively develop an understanding of the LEARNING@STLUKE’S Framework and incorporate this into teaching programs and practice
  • Work with the Head of Ministry and Service and the Head of Christian Studies PreK - 6 to provide engaging Christian Studies lessons PreK - 12
  • Be a spokesperson for the School’s Christian purpose
  • Lead through demonstration of Christian character, representing the School with integrity
  • Collaboratively work with a team of teachers to develop, implement and evaluate effective and engaging teaching and learning programs
  • Support colleagues in the design and implementation of a range of formative and summative assessment strategies which include assessment for, as and of learning
  • Model and lead colleagues in creating a positive learning environment in the classroom, implementing effective classroom management skills and promoting student responsibility for learning
  • Model exemplary practice and support team members in applying a range of timely, effective and appropriate feedback strategies
  • Ensure the maintenance of resources and manage budgets
  • Use a restorative justice approach to student management
  • Participate in Professional Learning Groups
  • Participate in the Pastoral program of the School
  • Participate in the co-curricular and School Camp program as required
  • Attendance at staff meetings, Chapel and other School events, when required and as directed
  • Involvement in School activities and relevant functions
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Principal


Attributes and Expectations

The successful applicant will:

  • Be able to passionately articulate their personal Christian faith
  • Have a Christian faith that is consistent with the beliefs and values of an Anglican school in the Sydney Diocese
  • Show initiative, flexibility and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Have intellectual strength, professional integrity and a passion for education
  • Be abreast of critical educational issues
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents
  • Maintain confidentiality and commitment to professional conduct in keeping with the School’s code of conduct
  • Have a commitment to pastoral care and knowledge of the social and emotional issues which affect young people
  • Evaluate and critically reflect upon their own professional practice and assist and support colleagues to develop their skills
  • Show a commitment to ongoing self-education
  • Possess excellent personal and interpersonal skills
  • Have demonstrated organisational skills



  • Valid Working with Children Check required
  • Tertiary teaching qualifications as required by NESA
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Theological qualification is desirable


Physical/Work Environment Requirements

  • Strong physical, mental and emotional health to deal with the required demands and responsibilities of the role.


Application Process

APPLY HERE or via our School Website by clicking the APPLY Link within the Role Description.

School Website:

You will be required to upload:

  • Cover Letter addressed to Mr Geoff Lancaster - Principal
  • Resume, which includes 3 x referees, including a professional referee and a referee who can attest to the Christian character of the applicant.

Applications will close on Monday 10 October, 2022.

The School holds the right to make appointments at any time.


Please direct any enquiries to:

Mrs Elizabeth Little
Executive Assistant to the Principal
T: (02) 9438 6237

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