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A Message from the Principal

Education for a sustainable future is education of a different kind. It is education that aims to take students to depths of understandings that are transferable beyond school, preparing them to make a difference for a better world. 

The Cornish College Rings of Sustainability provide a lens through which we can operate, design curriculum and engage in critical thinking. The rings represent four dimensions of sustainability that are interdependent: personal, socio-cultural, urban-technological and natural sustainability. We understand that each of these dimensions must be in balance in order to ensure a future where there is enough for all forever.

Our educational vision is about so much more than numbers. Every outcome that our students achieve, whether it be related to their ATAR; sporting achievements; participation in gifted and talented programs; social justice initiatives or the assessment of a unit of inquiry; should be an outcome that develops essential understandings about our world and builds upon the skills, knowledge and attitudes young people require for a sustainable future.

Employment at Cornish College offers teachers the opportunity to design and implement curriculum that makes a difference. It offers the opportunity to be part of a team where responsibility is shared, ideas are welcomed and pushing the boundaries of a curriculum framework is encouraged.


Located on 42 hectares of parkland next to the National Water Sports Centre and adjacent to the suburbs of Patterson Lakes and Chelsea, Cornish College opened in 2012 and offers programs from Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12. Cornish College has a double stream at all primary year levels and triple stream in all secondary year levels with a fourth stream commencing in Year 7, 2020. Currently there are 685 students from ELC to Year 12.

The College offers an ELC program influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to education and runs the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme from ELC to Year 6. This approach to teaching and learning is embraced in a multidisciplinary, concept driven and inquiry-based program in the secondary area. The Victorian Certificate of Education is offered in the senior secondary years.

With a strong emphasis on respecting the individual differences the College strives to see all young people thriving in the areas in which they have special aptitude. In line with this thinking the College offers vibrant programs across the curriculum.

Nicola Forrest

Applying for a position at Cornish College

Positions are advertised on our website, on and LinkedIn and usually, in the My Career section of The Age newspaper. They are also advertised on industry employment web pages, as appropriate.

Applicants should carefully review and address the position details of the role they wish to apply for and submit their application, together with any further information or documentation they feel will best support their application, in one combined pdf file.

Please note, in fairness to all other applicants, Cornish College does not consider late applications.

The College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and all staff are expected to observe the College Code of Conduct.


If you have any questions or would like further information relating to employment at Cornish College, please email 

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