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Blackfriars Priory School

Blackfriars is an independent Catholic school under the governance of the Dominican friars, providing a well-rounded education that caters specifically to the needs of boys: academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We develop young men who seek truth in life, walk with confidence and purpose and are inspired by the four pillars of Dominican life – Prayer, Study, Community and Service.

Blackfriars provides over 700 students from Reception to Year 12 with modern facilities, outstanding resources, world-class tuition and opportunities to explore and question, develop confidence in their abilities and identify and excel in their natural strengths.

The only school in Australia founded by the Dominican friars, Blackfriars remains faithful to the search for truth – veritas – as lived and taught by Dominicans across the world for the past 800 years. This search follows authentically in the footsteps and foundations described by St Dominic himself, and by the school’s patron, St Albert the Great.

Since its establishment in 1953, Blackfriars has provided an inclusive and progressive educational environment where boys have every opportunity to find their way in the world.

The philosophy of Blackfriars is to educate in the pursuit of truth through a life of contemplation and action. We are a Christ-centred Eucharistic community, and this is reflected in all facets of our learning and teaching including an active prayer life and a passion for ministry, justice, peace, equality, religious education and pastoral care.

Our Dominican tradition commands us to recognise and accept the difference in ability and gifts of each student and differentiate learning and teaching appropriately. We synthesise faith and reason, recognising the signs of the times, so as to inspire boys to become fully human and reach their potential as balanced, humble men, who have a deep love for the world in which they live.

Blackfriars is situated on 4.5 hectares of land in Prospect, 3 kilometres from the centre of Adelaide and adjacent to the parks and ovals of the city’s northern parklands.


Relief Teachers - Primary and Secondary

Position Type
Commence Date
Employment Status
Casual / Relief
FTE/Hours per week
Year Levels
Primary, Middle, Secondary

Role Details

We would like to invite applications from Teachers to join our Relief Teaching team and start building your relationship with Blackfriars Priory School and our students. We are looking for Relief Teachers to work with both Primary and Secondary School students.

Our Relief Teachers will cover short-term absence of teaching staff on a casual basis and will be required to pick up the set subject plan whilst delivering high-quality teaching to students. As a successful applicant you will be able to hit the ground running, work as a team and have excellent verbal and written communication.  

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Employees are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, with the exception of those working in Catholic Special Schools which is considered a High-Risk Setting where up to date vaccinations are required. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo our screening process.


How to Apply

Expressions of interest must include: 

  • A cover letter detailing your preference of subject area
  • Curriculum Vitae including the names of three professional referees

Copies of your compliance documents:

  • Teachers Registration Certificate South Australia; 
  • Working with Children Check;
  • RRHAN – Responding to Risk, Harm, Abuse and Neglect and
  • First Aid Certificate
Direct Applications To
The Principal, Blackfriars Priory School
Attention Of
David Ruggiero
8169 3900
Close Date
9am Monday 14 Oct 2024

It is required that a CESA Employment Declaration be completed and submitted with your application.

Charter for Staff
17 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082
8169 3900
All Boys
Year Levels

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