Ongoing Graduate Teacher - Physical Education - Glenroy West Primary School

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Glenroy West Primary School was built in 1958 and is located in Glenroy 16km north of metro CBD. There are new facilities and large grounds that provide for active and positive play, adventure playgrounds, kindergarten and native gardens.

Glenroy West Primary School received $18.12 million to upgrade and modernise the school, including new facilities for an additional 200 students to meet enrolment growth for the 2023 school year.

Glenroy West Primary School is a kindergarten to year 6 school and has a history of excellence in education. This school is very well regarded by the local community and has always had a reputation as an excellent Victorian Government school due to high expectations for both teaching, learning and behaviour. The school has a proven record of achieving high academic standards of education.

The school currently has 345 students with an expected increase in future enrolment to 550 students.

Glenroy West Primary School is an authorised IB (International Baccalaureate) World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The student population is diverse with thirty languages represented at the school and 65 per cent of students coming from a home where English is not the main language. Our EAL (English as an Additional Language) student population is increasing, and the school has a SFO index of 0.7081. The school has two kindergartens on site which is called York Street Kindergarten operational from 2014 under the banner of the Northern Schools Early Years Cluster. The York Street Kindergarten has an excellent educational program for both three- and four-year-old. There is a strong link between the school and kindergarten to ensure a seamless transition in the Early Years.

The curriculum provides explicit teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy based on the Victorian Curriculum. The school provides an inquiry-based authentic approach to teaching and learning, where literacy and numeracy are embedded. As part of the PYP program a learner profile with a set of attributes and ideals that aim to inspire, motivate and focus learning in the 21st century is promoted.

Specialist programs include Physical Education, STEM, Music and LOTE (Spanish). EAL is provided for students who meet the criteria and tutoring support for these students who require intervention in both literacy and numeracy.

The school offers extra Homework Club as an extracurricular subject and the High Ability Program is also offered for students requiring extension.

Our staff is highly trained, dedicated and professional in upholding high academic, social and personal standards. They constantly strive to ensure that students access The Primary Years Programme (PYP-IBO) curriculum that is both personalised and rigorous. As an accredited IB World School, all teaching staff receive professional training to ensure the programme is delivered consistently at a high level across the school.

The school implements the Kath Murdoch model of inquiry linked to the PYP from Foundation to Year 6. We adopt a forward-thinking approach to curriculum development and delivery so that all students will be engaged in a curriculum that prepares them for their future. We emphasise personalised learning, goal setting for all students, EAL program, literacy and numeracy intervention at the school for those students who require the foundations for language acquisition and further individualized learning plans from Prep to Year 6.

The school has an ongoing focus on developing open teaching spaces by linking pedagogy to practice. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards installed, a one-to-one iPad program from Grades 3-6 with a strong focus on teaching and learning.

The focus continues to be on 21st century learning with the use of flexible learning spaces, teacher practice and working collaboratively with other schools in the Merri-Bek Hume Network in partnership and across the wider system.

The school is excited about the future as we will work together to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning to achieve high standards of education for all students.

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 

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
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  • Work rights:
    Australian Working Visa, Australian Permanent
  • Locations:

    Jun 2024 (approx)

  • Closing Date:20th May 2024, 1:59 pm


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