Strathcona is an independent girls’ school: co-ed in Pre-Prep, and girls only from Prep to Year 12.
The School has three campuses: Senior School (Years 7, 8 and 10 – 12) and Junior School (encompassing Prep to Year 6 and the Early Learning Centre) in Canterbury, and Year 9 in Hawthorn.
Staff are supported in their critical role of ensuring that each student is given the support and resources to achieve her highest potential academically, physically, socially and in her creative pursuits.
Working at Strathcona
Working at Strathcona is more than a teaching position: it’s about being part of a vibrant, caring and productive community. You will get a sense of the warmth of our community by visiting any of our campuses. Strathcona is a family oriented environment where we aim to have everyone feel a sense of belonging and purpose.
Committed to keeping abreast of change and innovation, Strathcona staff are leaders in the field of education. Strathcona is therefore committed to attracting and developing the best staff to work with us. Feedback is sought each year on job satisfaction, physical working conditions, resourcing, technical needs and Professional Development needs. The Staff Association, Consultative Committee and OH&S Committee are active, enthusiastic groups who assist in providing feedback on any needs for staff.
Strathcona aims to maintain salary scales above those that apply to State Government Teachers. Positions of Responsibility are well remunerated and all such job descriptions are published in the Staff Handbook.
Generous support is provided for professional learning. We have an extensive professional learning program that includes internal professional learning and sharing as well as attendance at conferences and seminars. External providers are invited to present at staff day sessions where appropriate topics inform new directions for the School. The importance we place on the professional development of our staff is reflected in the extent of formal learning and the breadth and depth of networking that takes place. All teaching staff are expected to participate in the Professional Standards and Achievements Scheme.
Suitable requests for financial support to attend interstate or international conferences will be considered. Staff undertaking tertiary studies related to their teaching receive financial assistance for 20% of tertiary tuition fees up to a maximum of $2,000 in any given year.
Staff new to the School are allocated a mentor in their first year to assist them in becoming acquainted with procedures specific to Strathcona and in developing the skills and competencies needed to achieve their goals. Mentors share their knowledge, wisdom and experience in addition to the support of the staff as a whole.
Teachers and Teacher Assistants are covered by an Enterprise Agreement. Administration staff are under individual contracts governed by the applicable award.
School employees who have their own children enrolled are provided a 33 1/3% discount on tuition fees and for after-school care costs on the premises.
Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School is an organisation committed to Child Protection and to the implementation of Childsafe policies and practices.
What We Look For in Our Staff
Strathcona staff share a commitment to students and an appreciation of Strathcona’s values. Our teachers and support staff have high ideals of practice and are committed to professional learning. The teamwork and cooperation amongst our teachers benefit the whole School community.
Shared understandings and active learning ensure greater outcomes for all. Our teachers are receptive to ideas and new information and dedicated to the School’s focus on academic excellence. They share in the excitement of discovery that is learning.
We welcome applications from individuals who are innovative, enthusiastic and committed to professional and personal growth and to the well-being of young people. Men make up 22% of current teaching staff. It is considered important that girls experience both successful female and male role models.
You are encouraged to browse the website fully to familiarise yourself with Strathcona and to determine what you could add academically, pastorally and in the co-curricular program.