Co-curricular responsibility

There are a variety of co-curricular activities offered at the School and all teachers play a role in these as part of their professional obligation as a teacher at Christ Church.

The co-curricular responsibilities for a Senior and Preparatory School teacher will vary, and include sports responsibilities and other activities such as camps, collating year book content and community service.

Senior School

Senior School Sport co-curricular responsibility is based around the following example. Each staff member is required to coach or manage a Year 7, 8 or 9 sport team for half the year and a Year 10, 11 or 12 team for the other half. For a Year 7, 8 or 9 team, this includes one training session per week and a Friday afternoon fixture. A senior team involves one training session per week and a Saturday morning fixture in most cases. See Example A below. This will also involve bus duty.

Staff responsible for an activity other than sport can be expected to fulfil a similar type of commitment per week as seen in Example B.

Example A Year 8A Basketball (half year – T1 & T4) Wednesday training
Friday game

3.15pm to 5.00pm
1.30pm to 3.45pm

Year 10A Soccer (half year – T2 & T3) Tuesday training
Saturday game
3.15pm to 5.00pm
9.00am to 11.00am
Example B After School Study Lab (all year) Tuesday and Thursday 3.15pm to 4.45pm
Environment and Community Cadets (all year) Friday 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Due to the extra demands of coaching a Firsts sport team or the role of Teacher in Charge (TIC) of a sport, staff who have the necessary skills and experience for these roles only have a half year co-curricular load. These roles also attract a Position of Additional Responsibility allowance (PAR).

Part-time staff complete a proportional co-curricular load that reflects their status.

Preparatory School

In the Preparatory School, the co-curricular load for a teacher may involve responsibility for coaching a sports team or an equivalent commitment to an activity other than sport.

Coaching commitments usually involve training once a week, before or after the School timetabled day, and coaching and refereeing a game as a part of Thursday sport. Where scheduled, a class teacher will have a shared responsibility with the School’s Outdoor Education staff for an Outdoor Education camp.

Supervision at school events – Senior and Preparatory staff

All Senior and Preparatory School teachers are required to assist with supervision or act as an official at school events. These may include inter-school swimming and athletics carnivals, socials and various inter-house competitions in the Senior School; and inter-school and inter-house sporting, cultural and community events in the Preparatory School.