Coordinator of Students (Primary Years) Cardijn College


Coordinator of Students (Primary Years)

Galilee Campus

Teacher Permanent

POR 2 – 2 year tenure  (January 2024 –  January 2026)


About Cardijn

Cardijn College is an R-12 co-educational Catholic school in the Marist tradition, deeply inspired by the dual charisms of College patrons Cardinal Joseph Cardijn and St. Marcellin Champagnat. Educating and inspiring students in the Southern Vales region of Adelaide since 1984, Cardijn has grown to be a College across three sites, each with distinct offerings. With a current enrolment of 2050 students and over 300 staff, Cardijn College is a Catholic institution which strives to be a beacon of faith in the community and to holistically educate students to have a positive influence on the world around them.


Cardijn College Marian at Noarlunga Downs offers Years 7-12 and is renowned for its extensive curriculum and a vibrant extra-curricular program so as to provide learning pathways for its diversity of students. Cardijn College Marcellin at Christie Downs provides a wide variety of vocational education and training opportunities for students in Years 10–12 and beyond, with relationships that extend well into their careers across a range of industry partnerships. Cardijn College Galilee at Aldinga offers Reception to Year 9 in a context where every student experiences a unique sense of belonging in a caring and ecologically aware environment.


Position Summary  

Student development refers to our educational and pastoral involvement with students. It is concerned with the management of pastoral development and wellbeing for each individual student and the factors that facilitate students achieving their potential. This focus on student development emphasises the student’s involvement in taking responsibility for their ongoing learning and behaviour in the context of their personal circumstances. The Coordinator of Students (Primary Years) is instrumental in assisting the Deputy Head of Campus to monitor the effective care, supervision and communication for the Primary School students of Cardijn College Galilee.


The Coordinator of Students (Primary Years) works with the Campus Leadership Team, teachers and support staff. Together they are responsible for the students’ pastoral care, wellbeing, student discipline and related academic progress and for establishing and maintaining a spirit of cooperation and development of Christian principles within the Campus. All dealings about student pastoral care and wellbeing should be consistent with the school’s Student Personal Responsibility Policy.


Essential Selection Criteria

  • Current Teacher Registration in South Australia and relevant demonstrated knowledge and experience.
  • Teacher Accreditation in Catholic Education
  • Active support for the Catholic ethos and the College Mission and Values.
  • Relevant experience of and commitment to academic leadership and management.
  • Relevant experience in the strategic staff development and frameworks to achieve high quality teaching that supports learning environments and learning outcomes.
  • Exceptional teaching and learning practices relevant to secondary schooling in a co-educational setting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current educational issues, curriculum frameworks and national standards as they apply to secondary schooling.
  • Proven ability to build relationships between students, parents/caregivers and staff.
  • Ability to translate vision into action and inspire, engage and lead others in an innovative manner.
  • High-level organisational skills with demonstrated ability to plan strategically, problem solve, prioritise, work to deadlines to achieve quality outcomes, give attention to detail and relate tasks/actions to a wider strategic improvement context.
  • High-level written and oral communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills with demonstrated capacity to cooperate and communicate effectively with people at all levels.


Specific Requirements

  • Working With Children Check and Catholic Police Clearance to work in Catholic Education SA.
  • Current valid Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care certificate.
  • Approved Mandatory Notification training.
  • Applicable First Aid Certificate relevant to the role requirements.


Employment Conditions and Benefits:

Cardijn College provides a supportive, inclusive and stimulating work environment, with access to outstanding facilities and resources to enable academic excellence. The employment terms and conditions are governed by the South Australian Catholic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020. Working hours are 37.5 hours per week for 41 weeks per year.


To Apply

Applications submitted on SEEK will not be considered.

Please submit your application online by 9:00 am, Thursday 14 September 2023. 

Please include the following in your written application and address to the Principal, Steve Byrne.

  • 2-3 page document describing your suitability, experience and your vision for the role.
  • Curriculum Vitae, including the names and contact details of three referees:- one of which must be your current employer (2-3 pages).
  • CESA Declaration Form
  • All documents are to be submitted as pdf files.

The Position Information Description can be viewed on the Cardijn College Employment webpage –