Employment Information

Our Lady of Sion College adheres to the Statement of Principles regarding Catholic Education as set out in the Catholic Education Office Melbourne Policy 2.2.

All staff in the Catholic School have a vital role to play. It is expected of all employed in a Catholic School that they:

  • Accept the Catholic education philosophy of the school.
  • Develop and maintain an adequate understanding of those aspects of Catholic teaching that touch upon their subject areas and other aspects of their work.
  • By their teaching and other work and by personal example strive to help students to understand, accept and appreciate Catholic teaching and values.
  • Avoid, through word, action or life-style, influence upon students that is contrary to the teaching and values of the Church community in whose name they act.
  • Comply with the accreditation policy of the C.E.C.V. to teach in a Catholic school.
  • Be committed to regular on-going professional development.
  • Be qualified as required by State Authorities.


All staff of Our Lady of Sion College are expected to:

  • Actively co-operate with members of the Sion College community to create an atmosphere, structures and curriculum which enact the special charism of Our Lady of Sion College;
  • Implement the aims of Our Lady of Sion College;
  • Be committed to the Shared Vision of the College as contained in the College Handbook.

All employees understand and support the College's Learning and Teaching Charter:

Students aim to

Staff aim to

Know and understand themselves as learners and take responsibility for their own learning

Know their students and ensure that their learning is purposeful, engaging and accessible. Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning

Contribute to the learning of others as well as themselves

Create a safe and positive learning environment where student opinions and ideas are valued

Engage with the local and global community

Provide opportunities for learning within and beyond the classroom

Strive for deep understanding through open mindedness, reflection, an openness to the other including those of other faiths, perseverance and asking questions

Provide opportunities for deep learning and understanding through:

- creativity, critical thinking and evaluation

- considering multiple perspectives

- high level subject and pedagogical knowledge

Be willing to explore different approaches to expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas and solving problems

Encourage students to value their own and other perspectives and experiences and be innovative and resourceful

Reach their full potential

Set challenging and achievable expectations based on individual needs

Be open to feedback, reflect upon their progress and take action to improve their learning

Provide regular and meaningful feedback on student learning including opportunities for peer and self-evaluation as well as providing guidance for different learning pathways

Display resilience and a growth mindset

Allow students to develop resilience and encourage them to have a growth mindset