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Benefits of Working at CGS

Benefits of Working at CGS

Professional Development

The School makes opportunities available for staff to professionally develop through a staff excellence fund and an annual professional appreciation cycle that assists staff to enhance their skills and professional practice techniques. The School also engages with three leading curriculums – The International Baccalaureate Programme, the Australian Curriculum and the NSW Higher School Certificate – meaning staff will have the unique chance to broaden their knowledge and student engagement skills across a variety of subjects.

Salary Sacrifice Benefits

The School offers a variety of salary sacrifice benefits including mobile devices and relocation expenses that are exempt from FBT; and superannuation (which for permanent staff is 11.5%). Additionally, CGS offers a variety of salary package services, at the full-rate of FBT, but also many that are exempt (or otherwise deductible), including: professional memberships, self-education expenses, professional or trade journal subscriptions, income protection insurance and professional indemnity insurance for an annual fee (which can also be packaged) through our salary services provider.

Health Clinic and Annual Influenza Vaccinations

Staff have access to the CGS Health Clinic and are available to obtain health and well-being advice. Additionally, once a year the School provides staff the option of an influenza vaccination free of charge.

Staff Organisation and Representation

The School encourages staff involvement and recognition across a variety of platforms, including the:

  • Staff Association that recognises the work and achievement of staff
  • Staff-Board Consultative Committee that facilitates regular communication between representatives of the Board and staff to ensure the School thrives as an outstanding educational institution; and
  • Staff Professional Excellence Fund that funds staff initiatives that enhance the professional excellence and experience of individuals or groups of staff at the School.
Employee Assistance Programme

The School provides a comprehensive and independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The EAP offers short-term counselling either in face-to-face sessions, over the phone or via video conferencing. The counselling approach is designed to help clarify problems, identify solutions and develop plans for the future that include ways to approach difficult situations positively and constructively. The EAP can provide assistance with a broad range of issues, including relationships, family matters, worklife balance, anxiety, depression, communication, crisis, violence, bereavement, addiction, work performance, bullying, harassment, conflict management, career progression, retirement, and legal and financial matters.

Staff Awards

The School presents a variety of awards for outstanding staff performance, including the Ian Powell Award which recognises a special contribution to the life of the School, and the Fred Mould Award which recognised a staff member’s effort in caring and nurture individuals through their service at the School.

Other Benefits & Superannuation

The School offers a variety of other staff benefits, including laptops for teaching staff members (who have a load of 0.5 or more), School fee reduction and priority enrolment, and lunch and morning tea at a very affordable price. Additionally, full-time (on-going) staff also receive superannuation of 11.5%.

Note: All staff benefits provided are subject to government regulation, School budgets, policies and the on-going approval of the School Board.