Ongoing Graduate Teacher - English/Humanities - Wallan Secondary College

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 Wallan Secondary College (WSC) is a Year 7 to 12 Secondary College situated in Wallan, 50 kilometres north of Melbourne, in the Mitchell Shire one of the fastest growing areas outside of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD). Land in Wallan and the surround is continuing to be developed, attracting many families to the area. The College opened in 2006 with 110 students.  There has been strong enrolment growth in the past 12 months.  Numbers steadily increased throughout the 2023 school year, and current student numbers are in excess of 820. 
The College currently has 4 Principal Class members, 4 Leading Teachers, 1 Learning Specialist positions, 60 teaching staff and 28 support staff.  Staff include; classroom teachers, Educational Support (ES) administration, ES student support and ancillary staff. 
Staff of WSC, along with the community have high expectations of our students.  Staff at all times engage students in their learning and have high academic expectations of their students.
WSC offers a wide range of programs for all ability levels.  There is a strong emphasis on core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities; complimented by programs in the Arts, Music, Health and Physical Education, Technology subjects and Indonesian. A wide range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects and a Vocational Major program offered in Year 10 to 12. Tertiary and employment pathways are well established. 
WSC offers a range of enrichment opportunities; performing arts, breakfast and homework club, inter school sporting and co-curricular activities.   A Learning for Life Program which includes small group literacy and numeracy intervention. An independent reading program has been integrated into the Pastoral Care curriculum with a focus on reading and comprehension across all other learning areas. Our lecture theatre has allowed us to hold our annual production and concerts in a state of the art facility.
Students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills; opportunities are provided through a range of learning experiences.  All students of WSC should demonstrate and model our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

Our school is committed to student wellbeing, engagement and achievement through four goals for continuous school improvement:
1.  To provide for all students at WSC a challenging and differentiated curriculum that equips each and every student for successful future pathways and ensures that they are lifelong learners.
-  To improve the learning growth of every student across all domains but particularly in literacy and numeracy.
-  To improve student achievement and completion rates in VCE, VET and VM programs.

2.  To provide a stimulating learning environment so that all students are actively engaged in all learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom and capable of achieving their full individual potential.

3.  To develop a positive, healthy and safe learning environment that enhances student voice and empowers all students to achieve positive pathways in their own community and beyond.

4.  To build the capacity of all staff at WSC in order to develop an equitable, sustainable and high performing teaching and learning environment.
Our College Motto is `Learning for life', this is embodied in the actions of all key stakeholders who are jointly committed to improving the learning outcomes of students.  The College culture of participation and striving to achieve our best; always, is based on mutual respect.
We believe improving student outcomes is achieved through deep learning, outstanding teaching, supportive and authentic relationships 

Program Benefits 

This position attracts an incentive payment of $5,650 (pre-tax) for the successful candidate who meets the eligibility criteria set out under conditions of employment. 

Conditions of Employment

All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements. 

The appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to satisfactory pre-employment conditions check. 

A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided. 

Eligibility for incentive payments: 

  • The successful candidate is committing to a minimum of 1 year employment at this school. 
  • The successful candidate will not be a Graduate Teacher Incentive recipient from a previous vacancy. 
  • The successful candidate must not be employed as a teacher by the Department at the time the advertised position is to commence. 

EEO AND OHS Commitment 

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines). 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: [email protected] 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
  • Work rights:
    Australian Working Visa, Australian Permanent
  • Locations:
    Victoria, Melbourne

    May 2024 (approx)

  • accepts international


  • Closing Date:12th May 2024, 1:59 pm


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