Ongoing Graduate Teacher - Health/Physical Education - Mordialloc College

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Purpose: Mordialloc College students aspire to achieve their Personal Best in all endeavours.

Our mission is to provide a stimulating learning environment where all students feel safe and supported to succeed in a wide range of opportunities and pathways. Our students will become confident, successful, and invested members of our community and beyond

Values: Values are shared beliefs about how we work together. They influence our choices and provide a framework to guide our intentions, actions and decisions in the workplace and in the communities in which we operate. The following four core values we believe will lay the foundation for our future success.

Personal Best - Work to the best of your ability. Pursue excellence, try hard and constantly seek to improve.

Integrity - Be true to yourself by doing what is right. Be honest and trustworthy.

Respect - Treat everyone with equal consideration. Be accepting of others and their differences.

Responsibility - Be accountable for your actions. Contribute positively to the school and wider community.

Community and Demographics: Mordialloc College is located immediately adjacent to the eastern beaches of Port Phillip Bay and enjoys excellent bus and rail access to neighbouring municipalities

It is a single campus 7-12 college and has been an integral part of the local community since its establishment in 1924 and will be celebrating 100 years of education in 2024

A diverse range of families from mixed demographics and an SFOE of 0.2791

The school has grown significantly over the last seven years.  Our whole school enrolments is just over 1200 students including international students. The school population will stablise at this number as we will only be taking 200 students into Year 7 in future years.

Gender mix across the College is slightly uneven with male students comprising 58%, although in some year levels it is a 50/50 split.

Enthusiastic and professional staff (112.5 EFT) comprising of 4 Principal Class, 80.5 EFT teachers and 28 EFT ES staff. Over 70% of staff have been employed in the last six years in response to our most rapid growth years.

Educational: At Mordialloc College we are committed to maximising learning opportunities for all students with Quality Learning Principles and Restorative Practices Philosophy, along with an emphasis on high expectations forming the basis for future direction and improvement. Our teaching and learning practices and instructional model are aligned to the Curiosity and Powerful Learning framework developed in conjunction with Monash University.

Strong whole school focus on Literacy and Numeracy

Innovative programs and high expectations coupled with a strong focus on student wellbeing

Outcomes in student achievement, engagement and wellbeing place the College among the highest performing state secondary schools in the area

The College has a strong culture around professional learning and coaching as reflected in our dedicated PLC (Professional Learning Communities) meeting time and collaborative planning time together totally two hours on a Wednesday afternoon, with an early dismissal of students at 2.40pm. We also have a weekly staff workshop on Monday afterschool. In terms of staff Professional Learning we are mainly focused on two of our Key Improvement Strategies in the latest Strategic Plan: Improve teacher capacity in VCE with a focus on teacher expectations of student capability, assessment and moderation knowledge and content development from year 7-12 and Improve teacher capability to differentiate learning, engage in moderation and provide feedback process to improve learning.

A two sub-school structure introduced in 2011, with students in Years 7-9 allocated to the Middle School and students in Years 10-12 allocated to the Senior School

VCE results - 100% of eligible students successfully gained their VCE and since 2018 we have achieved some of the best VCE results in the school's history

Diverse interests and abilities catered for in our VCE and Vocational Major pathways

Excellent destination data with 100% of students who applied gaining a tertiary placement

Accredited SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) program, part of the exclusive SEAL academy

Sports Excellence Program in Netball, Basketball and AFL introduced in 2020 for Year 7 students. This program is now for Years 7-10 students.

Strong co-curricular program in the performing arts, visual arts and sport

A growing international student program and the provision of a language centre onsite

Strong transition program has been in place over the past twelve years with our feeder primary schools including visits to each school, visits to MC and delivery of specialist programs e.g. Science

Technological: Currently a BYOD for all students, Year 7-12 students

Range of desktop computers, Mac computers and banks of laptops/netbooks/ipads are located throughout the school

Mix of interactive whiteboards, projectors and large flat screen TVs in all rooms

Google Apps and Classroom is our learning management system

Compass package for reporting, wellbeing, attendance, event approvals and payments, and parent-teacher interviews bookings

Environmental - Grounds and Facilities: The College has a new two storey Year 7 and 8 Learning Centre including 14 classrooms which was ready for student occupation in Term 2, 2022. In addition:

We have a refurbished senior school prescient including classrooms, office spaces, study centre and landscaping with outdoor seating and shade sails

A new Wellbeing Centre

Three new blue plexipave outdoor Basketball & Netball Courts new fencing, lines, posts etc.

Flexible and collaborative teaching spaces also exist in our BER building for Science and the ICT rich student resource hub

Expansive and well established grounds

Since 2020 part of the Stephanie Alexander pilot program in Secondary Schools

Since 2017 a new Performing Arts Centre with canteen attached and a new PE/Sports Stadium

We have an additional 12.6 million is state government funding to continue to modernise our College. This funding will go towards the development of a new Arts/Technology Centre.

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.

Other Information

This Teacher of HPE position aims to complement our established provision of Physical Education and Health within the College. 
Health and Physical Education are successful pathways within the curriculum program of Mordialloc College, and in 2023 we celebrated another year of fantastic VCE results across our college.

With a curriculum that delivers 7-10 HPE, VCE PE, VCE Health & Human Development, VCE Outdoor Education, VM PE, VM Health & Human Development, and VET Sports & Recreation, it is easy to see why the HPE team are of such great importance to Mordialloc College and our wider college community.

All newly employed teachers are provided with a subject-based buddy, an opportunity to work with an Instructional Coach and bespoke Professional Learning opportunities. At Mordialloc College we pride ourselves on supporting staff so that we can deliver on our promise of high-quality student provision; our college has so much to offer you and we are always proud to say that Mordialloc College is a better choice in education.

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 

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via [email protected]

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
  • Work rights:
    Other, Australian Citizen, Australian Student
  • Locations:

    Jun 2024 (approx)

  • accepts international


  • Closing Date:21st Jun 2024, 5:09 am


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