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.
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 are essential for the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the College. We employ support staff in the following areas:
• Classroom Support
• 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.
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:
• Attractive Salaries
• Employee Assistance Program
• Individualised Performance Reviews and Management
• Professional Development
• Staff Social Club
• Salary Packaging
Penola Catholic College staff are currently employed under the Victorian Catholic Education Multi-Employer Agreement 2018. This Agreement includes employment terms and conditions, including salary scales, classifications, superannuation, leave and other entitlements.