Upcoming Positions


Semester 2 2021 (Open via recruitment online 29 May – 12 June)

Mathematics (ongoing)

We are seeking a Mathematics teacher for an ongoing position. The ideal candidate will be a passionate numeracy educator with the ability to teach both junior and senior maths.

Food Technology

We are seeking a Food Technology teacher for Semester 2 2021. Our growing school will likely result in this position becoming an ongoing position in 2022.

Food Technician

We are seeking a support staff technician to assist our Food Technology Department. The role involves a range of activities including ordering, prac preparation and much more.

Casual Replacement Teachers 

In addition to using recruitment agencies, Patterson River engages directly with teachers to fulfil both short term and long term replacement classes. If you are interested in CRT work, then please email a copy of your CV to Lisa Cavey (Assistant Principal) via the contact us form on this website.

Tutor Learning Initiative

We are currently seeking teachers and pre-service teachers to fulfil roles as tutors as part of the Victorian Government’s Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI). Please contact Maree Foster (TLI coordinator) if you are interested via the contact form on this website.

New Facilities Underway


As part of our current $8million capital works program, we are building state of the art STEM facilities. Having engaged with leading STEM Architects, Taylor Oppenheim we are excited to see their experience with both John Monash Science Centre and Quantum Victoria come to life at Patterson River. As part of this build, we will be constructing two large maker space rooms for real life problem solving challenges along with a specialised robotics room. This facility will be operational in November 2021.


In July this year, we will open a new Food/Hospitality centre which includes two commercial grade food rooms, community dining room, canteen and outdoor kitchen gardens. This new centre has been built adjacent to our performing arts centre and VCAL Café, allowing for the ability to cater for large scale school and community events.


Working at Patterson River

We pride ourselves on our collaborative and supportive workplace culture. Our College enjoys some of the strongest staff opinion survey results in the state as evidenced below.

School Leadership Survey Module

School Climate Survey Module

Staff Professional Learning and Support

Patterson River has a strong focus on Teaching & Learning. To support teachers, the majority of our staff meeting time is dedicated to instructional and assessment practices. In 2022, Patterson River will implement a more formalised approach to Professional Learning Communities (PLC). This will further enhance established practices as can be seen via our Staff Handbook 2021.