Employment | Christ Church Grammar School


Our School

Are you an engaging, inspirational and passionate educator?

Do you want to shine in a learning environment committed to student learning and collaborative practice?

Applications are invited and now open for teaching and teaching support positions to commence in 2022.

Join our dynamic team.

  • Small Classroom Sizes
  • Vibrant Community
  • Supportive and professional environment
  • A strong commitment to child safety and wellbeing

All applicants will possess an exemplary understanding of best practice and sustain a deep commitment to implement rigorous, highly differentiated programmes. They will champion our explicit approach to teaching of literacy and numeracy and demonstrate a deep understanding of the role of data in informing teaching and learning. They will form part of a community who strive for excellence through accountability.

The Organisation

Established in 1898, Christ Church Grammar School (CCGS) is a leading, inner-city, independent, coeducational school that provides an outstanding education for 3 – 12-year-old children. Proud of their connection with Christ Church South Yarra and being the only coeducational Anglican parish primary school in Victoria, CCGS embed the Anglican faith and ethos into daily practice while welcoming those of all faiths and none.

For more information on the School, visit: www.ccgs.vic.edu.au

The Positions


Classroom Teacher (+ Academic Leader, Numeracy – Position of responsibility)  

Classroom Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement)

We are seeking expressions of interest from outstanding educators to join our dynamic team. All potential applicants will possess an exemplary understanding of best practice, champion our explicit approach towards the teaching of literacy and numeracy and demonstrate a deep understanding of the role of data in informing teaching and learning. All applicants need to:

  • provide a copy of their original qualifications and VIT Registration     
  • have proven expertise and knowledge in teaching primary students
  • hold an innovative and engaging approach to relevant area of teaching
  • have excellent communication skills to a range of audiences
  • hold a collaborative approach with colleagues in planning and delivering curriculum
  • demonstrate a desire to apply a growth mindset to professional development


The Academic Leader, Numeracy is expected to be an acknowledged expert in their field and remain at the forefront of educational theory and practice as it relates to their subject area. This additional role will attract a responsibility allowance and will include release time (3- hours per week).

Head of Choral 

Full-Time Choral Leader/Music Classroom Teacher.  We are looking for someone who has the enthusiasm and drive to build on an already thriving choral program in a school whose very foundations 120 years ago, was as a choral school. The successful applicant will be an experienced choral leader with demonstrated ability to train student choirs to a high level. They will have the ability to engage young learners and work collaboratively with staff to inspire and encourage students to achieve their full potential.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, hardworking and Kodaly trained (at least Level 1) and have a thorough understanding of the Orff and Kodaly approaches. They will possess good communication skills and display the ability to connect and engage with young children. The applicant will be committed to working co-operatively with other music staff, maintaining a focus on delivering excellence in our music curriculum, teaching, learning and reporting. They will be an experienced choral conductor who knows how to get the best out of children displaying an extensive knowledge of repertoire suitable for primary aged children. The applicant will have an excellent command of vocal/choral performance methods and techniques and demonstrated success in producing high quality performances. 


A flexible and dynamic approach to teaching and learning, well-developed time management and organisational skills, VIT registration (or the ability to gain VIT registration) will be essential. The ability to play piano is an advantage. The successful applicant must be detail oriented, with excellent rehearsal time-management skills as well as strong verbal communication, organization and logistical planning skills.


Educational Assistants (ELC) and/or (Prep-Year 6)

We are seeking expressions of interest from passionate Educational Assistants to join our dynamic team. The Educational Assistant supports the educational program for all of the children within the School, is an active member of a team that provides high quality education and care to our students, and champions the School’s explicit approach towards the teaching of literacy and numeracy. The successful candidate will form part of a community who strives to be the best it can be.

The candidate will hold qualifications in Early Childhood (Certificate III or Diploma III) or Educational Support and/or or will be studying towards a Teaching Degree and has completed a minimum of 12 months study. The candidate will be visibly passionate about the School’s teaching philosophy, with a distinct affection for children and their educational development.  This is an excellent opportunity to work and be part of a top tier school.


The Role Descriptions can be accessed here - Classroom Teacher

The Role Descriptions can be accessed here - Head of Choral

The Role Descriptions can be accessed here - EA, Main School 


The Role Descriptions can be accessed here - EA, ELC 


To apply, please prepare a cover letter and resume detailing experience (including the history of working with children), qualifications (also include how this relates to child safety) and the names and telephone numbers of at least two referees. References must address the person’s suitability for the job and working with children. Applications to be addressed to Fay Samaras, CCGS Human Resources Manager via email recruitment@ccgs.vic.edu.au

Application close 04 October 2021 c.o.b.  The School reserves the right to start the selection and interview process prior to the application close date.

CCGS is committed to providing safe services. We have a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. CCGS is a child-safe employer and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection.  Ministerial Order 870 requires CCCGS to implement child safety standards and to accommodate and take the needs of all children (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, and children who are vulnerable) into account when creating a child-safe environment.

Our screening process includes but is not limited to a Criminal Records Check, Working with Children Check, structured interviewing and selection process, online searches, background checks and reference checks to ensure that CCGS is recruiting the right people for our School. The incumbent of this role must comply with Christ Church Grammar Schools child safety policies and related policies and procedures (including the Child Safe Code of Conduct).

Christ Church Grammar School is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity principles and is committed to the principles of merit-based selection, equity, diversity and procedural fairness in our recruitment process.