What it means to be a member of the Silkwood School team

Silkwood is a place of learning for everyone, and those who choose to work at Silkwood are here to courageously learn, grow, and make a difference…………..This is the Silkwood Way!

Being an innovative and leading-edge school means Silkwood is dynamic, complex and everchanging. 

Being a Silkwood team member means you believe you have what it takes to succeed at Silkwood, and you feel passionate about your work and have a strong connection to the Silkwood Vision:

To empower young people to be inspired, get connected and make a difference!

The best part of my role is helping students connect to real-world learning experiences directly related to their passions and interests. It is such a rewarding and positive experience to see them learn in this space. 
— Tai Hood (Real World Learning Coordinator)

The Silkwood Difference...

How is Silkwood different to other schools?

At Silkwood, we offer:

  • An in-house coaching, training, and personal development program;
  • Laptop for work and home use;
  • Salary sacrificing and novated lease options;
  • Allowance to use at Silkwood's OSHC service for children in Prep - Year 7.

Silkwood Wellness in School and Home Program (SWISH)

At Silkwood, our Team's health and well-being are important to us. To ensure our Team is supported on their journey at Silkwood, we have partnered with Angela Derks, the Founder and CEO of the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA). She and her Team assist Silkwood in developing and implementing our Silkwood Wellness In School and Home Wellbeing Program (SWISH).

We work together to continue to grow our culture around empowering our Team to lead healthy lifestyles through our wellness program and by using our guiding principles in our workplace to provide a safe, positive and healthy environment where we can all thrive.

SWISH Program initiatives include:

  • Free access to the Wellness Within program in partnership with ASWA;
  • Movement sessions, i.e. boxing, yoga, meditation;
  • Breathwork and Mindfulness training;
  • Art and craft courses;
  • Refresh and rejuvenate afternoons;
  • Fresh fruit, snacks and loose-leaf tea are provided regularly in staffrooms;
  • Wellness competitions;
  • Dedicated wellness stations in staffrooms provide resources to support Team health and well-being;
  • STAR reward and recognition program.
"Now more than ever, we all need to be doing our best to regularly pause, take a breath and be proactive in looking after ourselves and each other."
— Paulette Scaife - Team and Culture Leader, Silkwood School

A courageous and adventurous heart is required to journey through The Silkwood Way. We believe that everyone should do work that is passion-driven, using their talents & skills to create a future that excites them! 

To lead young people on their journey, you too need to be on this journey, whether it is working in the:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • ICT
  • Finance
  • Site
  • Community Relations or
  • Marketing team

You are inspired to lead our young people in extraordinary ways, by living and role modelling our Aims in your everyday life.

We want you to experience the opportunities, connections and possibilities in your work, whilst embracing the challenges and complexities of working in a dynamic environment. 

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to check in from time to time to explore the current role vacancies within our team. 

My favourite quote is "Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential". As a member of the Silkwood School team, I am able to engage my passion to grow the Silkwood Vision in creative and collaborative ways, this excites me!.
— Edel Ui Cathain (Finance Leader)
"At Silkwood, Teachers embrace a student-driven and learner-centered approach that encourages and challenges every student. Students follow their passions through projects that matter to them, their teachers and the world beyond the school."
— Sebastian Sasin (Middle School Advisor)

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