Camden High School is a fully comprehensive coeducational high school that caters to approximately 1140 students, including 61 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students, as well as 5 special education classes for students with identified learning needs. Our school has strong ties to the local community and is highly regarded for the broad range of opportunities and social experiences offered to the students.
We pride ourselves on our ability to support students in their transition into post school pathways through traineeships, employment and tertiary education options. We are one of the largest providers of school based traineeships in the region and offer extensive opportunities for student to pursue vocational education pathways through the Macarthur Trade Training Centre arrangement. In Years 7 and 8, we offer an academically selective class, which provides scope to extend these students in their educational abilities as well as a fully supervised HSC Hub to support senior students striving for academic excellence in their Higher School Certificate exams.
Camden High School has a strong sporting culture, especially through the sporting exchange program with Cowra High School, which has been running for 48 years. We also encourage students to pursue agricultural, technological, creative arts and performing arts experiences at school. School priorities include wellbeing, literacy, numeracy, Aboriginal education, as well as engagement and future focused learning.
In addition to the general selection criteria,
Outstanding instructional leadership skills in the implementation of effective wellbeing and curriculum programs that improve engagement, learning outcomes and performance measures for all students
Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively as a member of the senior executive team to build a culture of high expectations for staff performance and student achievement in line with the school’s strategic directions
Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of school operations and the capacity to lead, develop, implement and manage whole school operational initiatives, organisational structures and management processes
General Selection Criteria
1. Successful teaching experience with capacity to initiate improvement in teaching, learning and classroom practice
2. Knowledge of curriculum, assessment and student welfare with the ability to lead and design quality, inclusive teaching and learning programs
3. Educational leadership skills to build the capacity and manage the performance of individuals and teams
4. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, staff and parents
5. Ability to plan and manage resources effectively and equitably to support teaching and learning
6. Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal education policies
An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.