McInerney - Master of Theology - Geelong West, VIC, Australia

Justin McInerney

Geelong West, VIC, Australia


Master of Theology


Melbourne College of Divinity; Coursework Masters, 2008-2010

Work History

Pastoral Teacher

Religious Education

years 8 - 12

Staff Professional Development

Designs in Texts and Traditions and Religion in Society

Key duties: Curriculum - Responsibility for Religious Education Curriculum years 7 - 12. 2010 was year of Curriculm Review and I had oversight of the self-review process within school and implementing recommendations following the review. I led teams rewriting curriculum in response to changes in Study Designs in Texts and Traditions and Religion in Society. Oversaw implementation of Coming to Know Worship and Love Framework and enmeshment with core units; i.e. Catholic heritage for Clonard College has its focus in the charism of Saint Brigid, Daniel Delaney and the traditions of the Brigidine Sisters.
Faith Development and Catholic Identity - Organised annual staff day centred around annual College theme in area of faith development. Coordinate all school liturgical celebrations, including whole school mass to begin school year at St Mary's Basilica, Geelong. Coordinate relationship between College and parish, i.e. class-mass program, College involvement in parish partnership with Columbans. I provide regular input into Catholic Identity; preparing for 2013 where Catholic identity is focus of school review.
Staff Professional Development - Led professional Learning Teams with focus on Scripture; i.e. 'Overview of the Pentateuch' (4 x 1 hour sessions), and follow up 'The Conquest of the Land' (4 x 1 hour sessions).
Policy Development - Developed College Fundraising Policy in line with Melbourne Archdiocese Guidelines; led process to rewrite Vision Statement for Religious Education at Clonard; led process to review and rewrite College Religious Education Policy; developed policy to govern the use of Scripture in the Religious Education Curriculum.

Detailed Work History
Caritas Australia Global Education Advisor, Victoria and Tasmania

Key duties: Plan, implement and evaluate Caritas Australia (CA) Education Programs in Victoria and Tasmania for Primary and Secondary students;
e.g. Think Globally, Act Locally for students and adults; a three phase program...

Religious Education

Religious Education and Faith Development Coordinator

Clonard College

From January 2005

Geelong West.

I implemented annual student leader training program

South West Victoria

September 2002 - October 2002

I coordinated adult group September/October 2002 to East Timor, and student groups April 2002 and 2003, Lake Condah Aboriginal Mission, South West Victoria.

Just Leadership Program; a program tailored to primary and secondary school leaders aimed at complimenting school's social justice programs and educating about key agency themes such as displacement and reconciliation. I implemented annual student leader training program with primary students in Sale, Sandhurst and Hobart Dioceses.

Workshops and Presentations; regular presentations to students, staff and staff professional associations, e.g. Geography Teachers Association Vic., Civics and Citizenship Conference, Religious Education Coordinators Annual Conferences, Brigidine Schools Justice and Democracy Forums, Mercy Schools Seeds of Justice Project, Community Groups such as GROW.

Resource preparation; Coordinated agency group to develop resource booklet and web materials on theme of displacement in the Pacific Region and led media response to 2002 Southern African Famine Appeal with The Age Newspaper.

Policy work; Coordinated review of risk management policy in relation to overseas travel through the Think Globally, Act Locally Program.

Detailed Work History - Teaching Experience
Jan 2000 - July 2001 Santa Maria College, Northcote
Years 7-9 History, Geography and Religious Education
Year 10 Civics and Citizenship
Unit 1 Business Management
Year 7 Pastoral Care

Caritas Australia Global Education Advisor

From July 2001

Victoria and Tasmania.

Santa Maria College

Up to July 2001

Northcote. Classroom Teaching.

Grade Six Teacher

Holy Family Primary School

February 1999 - December 1999

Grade 6 generalist teacher

Holy Family Primary School

February 1999 - December 1999

Literacy and Numeracy, SOSE, Art, Science, Religious Education to Level 4 Curriculum Standards Framework; Preparation of confirmants.

Transition teacher

Walungurru School

July 1998 - December 1998

(5 - 9 year old Indigenous children).

Mentor to my Pintubi trainee teacher

Walungurru School

July 1998 - January 1999

Kintore, Northern Territory
Implemented basic literacy, numeracy and oracy programs in an ESL classroom for 5-9 year old Pintubi children.
Led a school group to Darwin to receive awards.
Mentor to my Pintubi trainee teacher.

July 1997 - July 1998 Sacred Heart College, Kyneton
History years 7 & 10, Geography year 8, English year 9

Sacred Heart College

July 1997 - July 1998

Kyneton. Classroom Teaching.

Emergency teaching and Volunteer Work

January 1997 - July 1997

Emergency teaching and volunteer work

Volunteers International

February 1997 - June 1997

with Australian
Volunteers International

Volunteer Teacher

Australian Volunteers International

January 1995 - January 1997


Okalongo Senior Secondary School

January 1995 - January 1997

of Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Year 11& 12 Geography and ESL English

July 1989 - Dec 1994 Santa Maria College, Northcote
Geography years 8, 9, 10 & 11 (Units 1 & 2)
History year 8, English year 9

Santa Maria College

July 1989 - January 1995

Northcote. Classroom Teaching.

Retreat Facilitator

Marist Retreat Team, Southern Province

January 1988 - July 1989

Detailed Work History
Religious Education and Faith Development Coordinator
Clonard College, Geelong West

Retreat Facilitator

February 1988 - July 1989

Marist Retreat Team
Facilitated Retreat Programs across Southern Australia as a member of the Marist Retreat Team, working with year 9, 10, 11 & 12 students and staff.

Extra-curricular responsibilities

Policy Development Member of teams which developed from inception a school Fundraising Policy, Discipline Policy and a Well-Being and Anti-Harassment Policy. Member of team which introduced Aboriginal Perspectives in the Curriculum. (Santa Maria College and Clonard College)

Social Justice Initiated development of an integrated Social Justice Program in response to the College Mission Statement. (Santa Maria)

Other Responsibilities Assistant coordinator of Santa Maria Duke of Edinburgh
Award Scheme, mostly involving planning and preparing students for weekend and school holidays bush walking, fostering navigation, camping skills and environmental awareness

Introduced and coordinated fortnightly visits to Ozanam House for students in years 10 - 12 as part of the college outreach program.

Qualifications & Certifications

Marcellin College


Melbourne College of Divinity (Yarra Theological Union)


Australian Catholic University

University of Melbourne

Marcellin College Bulleen

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