Director of Learning and Curriculum (Secondary)

Website Penrith Christian School

About Us

Penrith Christian School (NSW) is a well-established and vibrant Christian community, providing an exciting and innovative learning environment for over 800 students from our Early Learning Centre through to Year 12 in Orchard Hills, at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

As our motto suggests, we Strive for the Highest in everything we do and represent. At PCS, we value each student as being created by God with a unique purpose and plan for them as we deliver Christ centred and rich learning experiences, enabling each one to live significant and abundant lives. We focus on a whole school approach that sees consistency in our learning framework, pastoral care and wellbeing approach and drive for academic and personal excellence.

About the Position

We are seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and collaborative candidate for this full time position to join our dedicated Learning and Teaching Team.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic educator who is a committed Christian, actively involved in their local church. This position will report to the Head of Learning and Teaching, and work collaboratively with teachers in the secondary years to lead a culture of continuous improvement and academic excellence.

At Penrith Christian School we have two Directors of Learning and Curriculum who oversee Years 7 – 9 and Years 10 – 12 respectively. Role responsibilities include identifying and leading professional development opportunities for staff, fostering evidence-based learning and assessment strategies, instructional leadership, stakeholder management, opportunity to mentor teachers through the accreditation process, in addition to design, implementation, evaluation and compliance of curriculum.  As part of a cohesive team, you will be committed to articulate the vision for strengthening and building upon a strong foundation in line with the school’s learning framework. We would expect you to be aware of and able to integrate emerging technologies and trends to give our students the competitive edge needed to engage in their post school world.

About You

With the ability to drive and facilitate a deep love of learning in students, your Christian faith will be evident in your ability to integrate an authentic Christian worldview into every learning experience. You will have a clear understanding of differentiated learning and assessment, catering for the individual needs of all students. Along with NESA accreditation and a current Working with Children Check, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • recent experience in a similar position (desirable)
  • evidence of excellence in practice targeting development of student key capabilities
  • strong organisational skills
  • success in a position of responsibility within a high school context
  • collaborative, innovative and effective practice in a current teaching context
  • extensive awareness and understanding of contemporary pedagogical practices
  • highly relational interpersonal skills with staff, students and parents
  • a demonstrated capacity to work as a wider school team member
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • flexibility and interest in working in an innovative and dynamic environment
  • excellent ICT skills across a range of platforms.

Applications close 4.00pm Monday 1 August 2022

How to apply:

Only applicants who complete the official Employment Application form will be considered.  Visit the PCS website to download the Employment Application form.  Please email your completed application and certified supporting documents to

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