Canberra Grammar School is a vibrant and rewarding place in which to work.
It is a very satisfying pleasure to work at Canberra Grammar School in the company of exceptionally dedicated, qualified and experienced staff, to engage daily with bright, motivated and open-hearted students and to enjoy the amenities of life on a beautiful, open school campus in a city that is clear, uncongested, and affords unrivalled access to many of the leading political, cultural and intellectual institutions of Australia. Canberra is an ideal place in which to live and raise a family. It is within striking distance of the mountains for skiing and the coast for surfing; it is an easy drive from Sydney; there are frequent flights to all parts of Australia (and also now Singapore with more international connections set to come in the future); and the city itself is virtually traffic-free.
Together, as School and staff, I believe it is our obligation to appreciate our very special working environment and to nurture the educational culture that it engenders.
As expressed in the core document, Strategic Directions: Towards 2020, the School is committed to that by aiming at all times to be a professionally stimulating and rewarding employer; one that is committed to innovation, to high-quality professional development, to the constant interchange of ideas and to personal and professional investment in staff who seek always to enhance the quality of education both within and beyond the School.
That aspiration for staff culture is central to the School’s capacity to flourish in all areas of its endeavour and it is reflected in the School’s commitment to recognising and rewarding staff and to supporting a positive, professional, caring and collegial working environment through:
- remuneration, terms and conditions that generally compare favourably with those in the non-independent school sectors in the ACT
- the initiatives entailed in the School’s strategic plans for professional learning and renewal
- the on-going financial commitment to the Staff Professional Excellence Fund
- the provision of personal support services and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
- a range of personal benefits associated with employment at the School
- support for collegial staff organisation and representation; and
- recognition of contribution and outstanding achievement.
Dr Justin Garrick
Head of School
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Mr Michael Simon
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