Job ID: 1238270
Location: Hoppers Crossing Secondary Col
Department: Hoppers Crossing Secondary Col
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/19/2021
Begin Date: 10/04/2021
End Date: 12/29/2021
Contact Name: Keith Halge
School Website: www.hopcross.vic.edu.au
Hoppers Crossing Secondary College opened in 1984 and is a single campus, co-educational college with an enrolment of approximately 1,500 students. Situated in an urban growth corridor, approximately 20 minutes west of Melbourne, we welcome students from Years 7 to 12, from Hoppers Crossing and the surrounding district.
The College places great importance on developing innovative and challenging educational programs, through which young people recognise the value of growth through learning. Academic rigour is valued at all stages of learning.
We aim to achieve the extra-ordinary by providing an education which has a focus on developing our students' academic potential. Our classroom focus is on challenge, engagement and achievement.
A highly committed staff share in the vision and values of the College and are dedicated to supporting students, throughout all stages of learning. The time and effort teachers put into their classes ensures the best educational outcomes which is reflected in our academic results. The College is very proud of its highest ever ATAR score of 98.90. We have excellent growth in study scores above 40 and consistency in the achievement of high ATAR scores. Over 90% of our Year 12 students progress to tertiary education or training institutes or vocational positions.
Our students are guided throughout their chosen pathway of VCE, VCAL or VET studies and are prepared for post-secondary options, including tertiary entry and further training or employment.
A diverse range of innovative educational, co-curricular and enrichment programs are offered across Years 7 to 12.
These programs include the Estancia High School Exchange Program, Chinese Overseas Learning Experience, Italian Language Immersion Program, Wakakirri Competition, Inter-School Sports, Year 7 and 10 Scholarship Programs, Student Representative Council, Youth Parliament, High Resolves Student Leadership and Work Experience Programs.
Additionally, Year 11 and 12 Enhancement Studies make it possible to incorporate TAFE certificates and University studies within the VCE program as a result of strong partnerships with a range of tertiary institutions.
The College prioritises ICT across the curriculum with the inclusion of: interactive whiteboards or media projectors in every classroom, Apple Mac laboratories and a 1:1 Netbook Program.
These facilities are aimed toward preparing students with the skills required for them to take their place as 21st century learners and citizens.
Our College grounds are immaculately presented and maintained, providing our students with a positive learning environment.
Our students are also able to enjoy upgraded facilities including plexi-paved basketball and tennis courts in addition to our $2 million state-of-the-art Science Centre.
Parental involvement in College operations and the learning process is encouraged as we consider this contribution to have a positive effect on the education of our young people.
SC1 Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.
SC2 Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth.
SC3 Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.
SC4 Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.
SC5 Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.
The classroom teacher classification comprises two salary ranges- range 1 and range 2. The primary focus of the classroom teacher is on the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. The classroom teacher engages in critical reflection and inquiry in order to improve knowledge and skills to effectively engage students and improve their learning.
As the classroom teacher gains experience his or her contribution to the school program beyond the classroom increases. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their rostered teaching duties provided the responsibility is appropriate to the salary range, qualifications, training and experience of the teacher.
Classroom teacher Range 2
Range 2 classroom teachers play a significant role in assisting the school to improve student performance and educational outcomes determined by the school strategic plan and state-wide priorities and contributing to the development and implementation of school policies and priorities.
A critical component of this work will focus on increasing the knowledge base of staff within their school about student learning and high quality instruction to assist their school to define quality teacher practice.
Range 2 classroom teachers will be expected to:
Classroom teacher Range 1
The primary focus of the range 1 classroom teacher is on further developing skills and competencies to become an effective classroom practitioner with structured support and guidance from teachers at higher levels and the planning, preparation and teaching of programs to achieve specific student outcomes. These teachers teach a range of students/classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their programs. Range 1 classroom teachers are skilled teachers who operate under general direction within clear guidelines following established work practices and documented priorities and may have responsibility for the supervision and training of one or more student teachers.
At range 1, teachers participate in the development of school policies and programs and assist in the implementation of school priorities.
The focus of a range 1 classroom teacher is on classroom management, subject content and teaching practice. New entrants to the teaching profession in their initial teaching years receive structured support, mentoring and guidance from teachers at higher levels.
Under guidance, new entrants to the teaching profession will plan and teach student groups in one or more subjects and are expected to participate in induction programs and other professional learning activities that are designed to ensure the integration of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the school.
Teachers at range 1 are responsible for teaching their own classes and may also assist and participate in policy development, project teams and the organisation of co-curricular activities.
The role of classroom teacher may include but is not limited to:
Who May Apply
Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.
The Victoria State Government is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Victoria.
As a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, the State Government was first formed in 1851 when Victoria first gained the right to responsible government. Since the federation of Australia in 1901, Victoria has been a state, to which the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Australian Government. Under the Constitution, all states ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the federal government but retain powers in matters not in conflict with federal law.