Penola Catholic College is a community of students, parents and staff guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ and inspired by the example of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Enlightened by the Gospel values of Faith, Love, Hope and Compassion, we strive to provide a holistic education which meets the needs and develops the gifts of each student. As a community we recognise that this is best achieved in a welcoming environment with a commitment to justice, service and collaboration.

Penola Catholic College strives to involve its members in the life of the wider society. Through parish participation, local community activity and appreciation of national and global issues, we endeavour to foster critical awareness, a sense of belonging and a desire to work towards God’s Kingdom of justice and peace.

Penola Catholic College is committed to attracting and retaining the best possible staff. We provide a range of opportunities and support for our staff to achieve their full potential.

Penola Catholic College is a Restorative Practices School. Restorative Practices is an approach to the management of inappropriate behaviour. It is a way to achieve positive outcomes for students, teachers and the College community. Therefore, Restorative Practices in the school setting views inappropriate behaviour, not as school rule breaking but instead as being harmful to relationships within the school community.

Current Vacancies

If you think you have the right skills, values and passion that align to Penola Catholic College and are looking to take the next step in your career apply now!

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Teaching at Penola Catholic College

We offer our teaching staff a dynamic learning environment in which they can develop and enhance their professional practice. Our teachers are passionate about what they teach. They are focussed on providing the best possible opportunities for our students.

As a teacher at Penola Catholic College you will participate in ongoing professional development, and enjoy progressive facilities including interactive whiteboards, a wireless network and a personal laptop computer.

All teaching staff employed at Penola Catholic College must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and must provide evidence of such registration upon commencement.

Support Staff

Support staff are essential for the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the College. We employ support staff in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Canteen
  • Careers
  • Classroom Support
  • Finance
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Library Services
  • Student Support Services

All support staff employed at Penola Catholic College are required to have a current Working With Children Check and National Police Records Check.

Staff Benefits

We believe that Penola Catholic College is a friendly and welcoming College. Our staff enjoy the work that they do, and enjoy a range of benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Being part of a vibrant, inclusive and thriving community
  • Enjoyable and friendly work culture with a great team environment
  • Salary Packaging available
  • Staff functions, celebrations and events
  • Relevant professional learning opportunities
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Professional coaching provided by certified coaches on staff
  • Mentors provided for all new staff
  • Opportunities to be involved in sport, music, drama and more
  • Time allowance and support for beginning teachers
  • A highly collaborative and supportive environment for early career and experienced teachers
  • State of the art teaching facilities providing a modern and technologically advanced learning environment for students
  • A safe, caring and supportive work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling service
  • Cutting edge technology with high end laptop provided with interactive screens in each classroom and ongoing professional leave around IT
  • Attractive Salaries
  • Individualised Performance Reviews and Management

Enterprise Agreement

Penola Catholic College staff are currently employed under the Catholic Education Multi-Employer Agreement 2022. This Agreement includes employment terms and conditions, including salary scales, classifications, superannuation, leave and other entitlements.