Working and teaching at Bunbury Catholic College
Bunbury Catholic College is a supportive and inclusive community that focuses on providing its employees with a workplace that is stimulating, rewarding and spiritually enriching. The dedicated staff encourage the students to become future leaders through a tradition of academic rigour but also through fostering in them a love of God.
As the College is a Catholic school in the traditions of the Marist and Mercy ethos’ we seek to attract people who are the best in their specialty area and are called to ‘act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah
We believe we can best do this by:
- Being courteous – respecting one another physically and verbally at all times.
- Treating one another’s belongings and our environment with care.
- Being on time and prepared for all classes.
- Respecting our own and others right to learn.
- Appreciating the efforts that others make for us.
- Fully developing our individual potential
A statement of principles.
The Catholic school forms part of the saving mission of the Church especially for education in faith. It is a privileged means of promoting the formation of the whole person.
Staff are commissioned to participate in the mission of proclaiming the Good News to all and to invite all to live knowingly as children of God.
The Catholic school and the staff in the Catholic School are committed to extending the invitation of Jesus to “Come, Follow Me.”
The philosophy of Catholic Education has been expressed in many Church documents since the Second Vatican Council. Whilst the Catholic school is accountable to the community for the provision of quality education to its students, it is accountable also to the Church community for providing this education within the context of Gospel values as espoused by the Catholic tradition. The Catholic school is more than an educational institution: it is a key part of the Church, an essential element in the Church’s mission.
The Catholic education philosophy reveals a concern for an education which combines sound knowledge and skills with an overall personal development based in Christian values. Such an education is dependent for its effectiveness on a high level of interpersonal relationship between teacher and pupil which the teacher witnesses to the essential values of Christ.
Staff in the Catholic school are more than employees. They minister in the name of the Church and of the Gospel and as such participate actively in the life of the Church and have a pastoral concern for each individual student.
It is expected all staff employed in the Catholic school will perform conscientiously and competently the duties, both teaching or non teaching, they are assigned by the Principal in accordance with the normal practice in Catholic schools.
Teachers should help maintain an atmosphere of charity and justice within the school as would be expected in a community and help ensure the provision of the Catholic religious perspective in the teaching and learning process and in all activities of the school in which staff and students engage.
All teachers have a responsibility to develop and maintain an adequate understanding of those aspects of Catholic teaching which relate to their subject areas. By their example, al teachers provide a Christian leadership role for all members of the College community.
Only a person supportive of Catholic Educational philosophy may be a teacher in a Catholic school. Teachers bear witness to Christ and Christian values in their own conduct and by personally supporting, evaluating, developing and disseminating the Catholic school philosophy.
The objectives which teachers in a Catholic school undertake to support and promote require them to:
- give regular and efficient instruction for the academic, physical and spiritual development of the pupils.
- participate in worship and prayer in the school.
- adhere to Catholic principles and by personal example, integrity and behaviours, support Catholic moral standards.
- implement the policies of the College.