Ongoing Graduate Teacher - Mathematics/Science - Wodonga Middle Years College

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Wodonga Middle Years College is a supportive teaching and learning environment where student needs and backgrounds are reflected in the learning and design of the school. The clear strategic intention is to maximize opportunities for all students by developing their talents and challenging them to have high aspirations so they achieve their potential and become logical, self aware, collaborative and inquisitive. Importantly, Wodonga Middle Years College seeks to develop skills and competencies so students are well prepared for future study in the next stage of their education.

Wodonga Middle Years College caters for 1,000 students in Years 7 to 9 on three campuses.

The development of one Middle Years College with two campuses provides the flexibility associated with larger schools while still maintaining opportunities for the development of strong relationships and knowledge of student needs that is enhanced in smaller schools. The College also provides unique opportunities for teachers to develop extensive teaching expertise in this important stage of schooling - the middle years.

The College has created opportunities for teachers who wish to accept the exciting challenge of teaching in a uniquely authentic middle school program. The College has high expectations of its students and the staff understand the importance of engaging their learners.

 

Our Mission - To be a student focused learning community from which our graduates will:

- Be confident, capable and self-motivated.

- Be comfortable living in a world of diverse people, cultures, and beliefs.

- Be able to establish and maintain effective relationships.

- Be tolerant and act with empathy.

- Be respectful of self and others.

- Make meaningful contributions to society - the local and global community.

- Demonstrates intellectual tenacity and persistence in problem solving

- Be skilled analytic, critical, aesthetic and creative thinkers as the situation demands.

- Respond positively and appropriately to change and challenges.

- Set high expectations for themselves and act to meet those expectations.

- Flourish in a digital world and be a skilled user of evolving technologies.

- Be aware of post school options and successfully access them.

 

In the Middle Years College:

* Teachers specialise in meeting needs and improving outcomes for middle years students.

* Teachers generally work in a house across year levels.

* There are improved leadership options for Year 9 students.

* The Middle Years campuses have the scope to develop a variety of programs emphasising:

 

Victorian Curriculum 

Targeted Literacy Intervention (TLI)

Academic Advancement Program (AAP)

Sporting Excellence

Civics and Citizenship

* There is a concentrated focus on transition with stronger links and co-operation with neighbourhood feeder primary schools and the Wodonga Senior Secondary College.

* Common report writing, timetabling, roll marking and student management software is used at each campus.

* There are expanded curriculum offerings for middle years including:

Strong academic studies in all areas of the Victorian Curriculum including classroom and instrumental music.

The two campuses offer languages - Indonesian, Japanese

 

* Middle Years programs are not restricted by timetable constraints of senior campus requirements.

* Authentic purpose - student outcomes will include the completion or production of tasks relevant to the young people demonstrated through presentations, performance, creation and event management.

* Celebrate and share the opportunities that exist with the work of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School.

* There are strong partnerships with the wider community including tertiary institutions, community agencies, and businesses.

 

Wodonga Middle Years College has three campuses: Felltimber, Huon and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School.

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

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

 

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:
    Education
  • Work rights:
    Other, Australian Student Visa, Australian
    ...
  • Locations:
    Melbourne
  • POSITION START DATE

    Jun 2024 (approx)

  • accepts international

    Yes

  • Closing Date:17th Jun 2024, 3:54 am

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