Our College Careers

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Our College


The Application Process

Are you ready to start your career journey with us? You can search and apply now for current opportunities.

Our selection process overview and application tips will help you understand what to expect throughout the recruitment process and enable you to submit your best application.

Written Application

The Interview

Pre Employment Checks

Notification of Outcome

Casual Teachers

Position Status: Casual

Commencement: Casual, as required

Applications Close: Open


Applications can be submitted at any time for casual teaching opportunities.


  • Highly supportive and collaborative team environment
  • A sense of belonging with a strong focus on community
  • Strong commitment to personal growth and development with exceptional professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career
  • Creating genuine impact and making a difference to our inspiring and dedicated students


The Teacher provides a contemporary education to students in accordance with the appropriate syllabus and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. This includes the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes.


  • Recognised teaching qualification, approved for teaching secondary school (Stages 4-6) with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accreditation
  • Valid Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Strong knowledge of the NSW curriculum
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the holistic approach to education which challenges the creativity, initiative and ability of each student.
  • Demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, critical analysis and problemsolving skills with the ability to work collaboratively and respectfully in a team environment.
  • Experience with demonstrated high standard of competency and proficiency as a classroom teacher, with the ability to structure lessons that meet the individual physical, social and intellectual development needs of students.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission and purpose of an all-girl Catholic College embracing the Good Samaritan and Benedictine tradition.
  • Strong digital literacy with the ability and willingness to engage with a variety of technologies.


Complete the online employment application form and attach:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 1 page covering letter addressing the essential requirements
  • Copies of qualifications and proof of accreditation

Enquiries tocareers@stmarys.nsw.edu.au


Why St Mary's? Hear from some of our Staff in the below video.

Be Inspired

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Our Vision

St Mary Star of the Sea College educates young women to love life, lead, achieve and care for their world. Our College motto is “I am born for higher things”.

Our Mission

St Mary Star of the Sea College is a leader in all girls contemporary education in a safe, inclusive and globally aware environment. Our students love their school and they are able to thrive and be challenged to achieve their very best whilst all the while impelled to seek justice, peace, equity and ecological conversion.

Our Values

The Benedictine values of love of God, love of learning, hospitality, stewardship and peace are embedded in the life of the College every day and inform our distinctive, faith-filled, optimistic and contemporary educational mission.

Achieving, Leading, Nurturing Culture & Place

Be Connected



More than just a school!

Being a part of the St Mary Star the Sea College community means having the opportunity to make a difference! When you join us you will immediately feel a sense of belonging. We are immensely proud of our College community that has been built and nurtured over the past 150 years.

Our staff are proud of the work that they do and are actively involved in all aspects of College life and the lives of our girls.



We invest heavily and continuously in technology to support the work of our staff and students to enable their educational and social emotional development in a safe and informed environment. We engage a range of learning platforms and technological solutions that effectively support the innovation and diversity of our teachers work with their students


We are a proud College of Good Samaritan Education and we cherish the richness and wisdom of our Benedictine spirituality and Good Samaritan charism. We are a member College of Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) and the NSW Association of Independent Schools (AIS) and as such, benefit from the collective professional development and learning opportunities accessible through both professional associations. NSW Catholic Employment Relations (CER) provides support for enterprise and employment relations, and we are fortunate to have well established collegial and community connections with the Wollongong Catholic Education Office, as well as Edmund Rice College.

Be Valued

Catholic schools are relational places that commit themselves to a vision of education based on partnership and Christian community, that facilitate a vigorous, energetic collaborative environment.

Join our inclusive community at St Mary Star of the Sea where each person is encouraged to bring their authentic selves to community every day and to strive to be the best version of themselves.

Choose to make a difference.

Benefits and support

  • Meaningful work with opportunities to be involved in exciting College community events
  • Stunning work location and staff facilities
  • Staff social club
  • Discounted staff fitness program
  • EAP
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Personal development opportunities

Be Ambitious


Catholic schools exist in a changing, complex, and interdependent world where they are challenged to move beyond traditional responses for education and to engage with new knowledge and practise in innovative and creative ways.

At St Mary Star of the Sea we strive to meet and deliver on the challenge of providing an extensive and diverse curriculum that simultaneously challenges our students to be counter cultural in the expression of their values in relationship with others. Our colleagues are dynamic, driven and empowered to unleash their full potential to enable our girls to be and to achieve the best that they can be.

We nurture our colleagues to grow and thrive through a number of development programs and experiential learning opportunities including:

  • Interactive, enjoyable and stimulating professional development days.
  • The development of collaborative learning teams.
  • Access to extensive range of educational development programs and online courses.
  • Internal mentoring and coaching opportunities.
  • Access to customized educational leadership programs through our network partners.
  • Sponsored study for further education.


For any general queries regarding the application process or vacancies at St Mary Star of the Sea College, contact our People and Culture team:

Ph: 02 4228 6011