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Coordinator of Gifted/High Potential Learning - St John Paul College Coffs Harbour

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Work type: permanent, full time
Location: Coffs Harbour
Categories: Secondary, Coordinator

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour

The Leader of Learning position is offered as a temporary contract. The successful applicant will be offered a full time permanent position teaching at the school.

St John Paul College seeks a suitably qualified and passionate candidate to lead the design and implementation of programs to challenge and engage Gifted/High Potential Learning students in our Secondary College. 


Coordinator of Gifted/High Potential Learning includes a teaching load

The person appointed will have a permanent teaching position in the school and will involve a teaching load.

 Co2 point “coordinator positions are offered a contract within a set 3-year cycle as co-ordinator. The current 3 year cycle commences 2022.
All co-ordinator positions are advertised every 3 years within the school and incumbents are eligible for reappointment. 


St John Paul College seeks a suitably qualified and passionate candidate to lead the design and implementation of programs to challenge and engage Gifted/High Potential Learning students in our Secondary College. 

The Coordinator of Gifted/High Potential Learning will help build teacher capacity to provide differentiated teaching and learning for GHPL students.  They will facilitate the development of programs aimed at enhancing the experience of high potential learners across all curriculum areas.  The GHPL Coordinator will work with and support Leaders of Learning and subject teachers in providing differentiated curriculum opportunities for students in Years 5 - 10 across the feeder Primary school and the College.

The Coordinator of Gifted/High Potential Learning reports directly to the Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching and attracts a 0.2 FTE time and remuneration allowance.

 Applicants must: 

  • have a current NSW Working with Children Check
  • full accreditation with NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA)
  • compliance with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead Policy upon appointment 

Teacher Accreditation: 

Teachers who are appointed to a leadership position, whether new to the position or applying to be re-appointed, should have begun, or will begin to make a commitment to the requirements of the diocese Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead document, Category C (Category E for positions of Catechesis and School Evangelisation), during this next triennium cycle.

To be eligible to apply for a (Co2) position a teacher would normally be classified Band 2 (Proficient Teacher) Level 1 on the Teachers Standards Classification.


  • have a knowledge of and commitment to the Catholic ethos and mission of the school
  • provide evidence of qualifications in a specialised faculty
  • able to work as a member of a committed team of professional teachers, dedicated to providing quality teaching and learning in partnership with the parent community
  • postgraduate training, or willingness to enrol in gifted and talented education or other relevant area
  • knowledge of current pedagogy and curriculum and/or experience within differentiated curriculum and programs to meet the needs of students at various levels/phases of development
  • experience in working with gifted/high potential students in a variety of settings including in the classroom and in targeted programs and experience in leading teachers in differentiation to cater for gifted/high potential students.

Your application should address the above criteria including the nomination of three (3) referees, including your Parish Priest or minister.

Role description available here

Applications must be received by 3.00pm Friday 5 November 2021

Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited is committed to creating Child Safe Schools.

Child Protection Legislation requires successful applicants to be subject to employment screening.
An Equal Opportunity Employer







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