St Patrick’s is located at the southern end of Kilmore, situated 57 kilometres north of Melbourne. It is a rapidly developing, light industrial and residential town. The leading industries are pastoral, horse racing/trotting, education and tourism. Many of our parents commute to the outer northern areas of Melbourne for work each day. The township of Kilmore and the surrounding townships that form part of the parish of St Patrick’s have been predominately Anglo-Saxon but this is changing as more people establish themselves in the immediate area.
St Patrick’s is a co-educational school offering a comprehensive curriculum including opportunities for multi-ability grouping. Children learn in a positive environment, which encourages co-operation, risk-taking and effective communication between teachers, students and peers. Within this environment, students are expected to develop positive self-esteem, work cooperatively with others, take pride in their school and their work, value achievement and respect staff and other students.
Key Selection Criteria
All applicants need to meet the following key selection criteria:
Actively articulate the School’s vision and mission as a Catholic school, and use this as a wellspring in all discussions and decision-making;
Be active as an individual, and/or as a team member, to work towards the success of the School Improvement Plan, providing support, stimulus and action as necessary;
Contribution to the development of, and adhere to, all of the School’s current and future policies and procedures;
Demonstrated understanding of child safety and appropriate behaviours when engaging with children;
Commitment to child safety and adhere at all times to the School’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct (a copy of which can be found on the school’s website);
Commitment to personal professional training and annual training in relevant programs such as Child Protection, Student Duty of Care, OHS, Privacy, etc.
Demonstration of adherence to the School’s Occupational Health and Safety program.
and additional, specific key selection criteria relevant to the individual role.
All applicants must be a suitable person to engage in child-connected work.
All applicants must read and understand the School's Child Protection Program, including: Child Safe Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct, and the Staff and Student Professional Boundaries Policy. Acknowledge of this information forms part of the application process.
Eligibility to Work
Only applicants eligible to work in Australia will be considered.
Only applications using the Application for Employment form will be accepted. A The successful applicant for teaching positions will hold Victorian Institute of Teaching Registrations. The successful applicants for all other positions will be subject to a Working with Children Check (as an Employee) and a National Police Record Check. A cover letter and a completed Application for Employment form should be addressed to:
St Patrick's Primary School
1 Conway Street
Kilmore VIC 3764
Phone (03) 5782 1579
All applications will be acknowledged via email upon receipt. If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted for an interview and asked to bring the following documents:
At least one form of identification such as driver's licence or current passport;
Original documents confirming your academic qualifications such a masters, degrees, diplomas, etc.
Victorian Institute of Teaching Registration card for teaching staff;
Current Working with Children Check as an Employee and Police Record Check for non-teaching staff.
All staff at St Patrick's Primary School are employed in accordance with the Victorian Catholic Education Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2018.
If positions are currently being advertised they will be posted here on the College website and also at www.teachers.on.net