Secondary Health/PE Classroom Teacher - Kaniva College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Kaniva VIC, Australia
  • 07 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID: 1238348
Location: Kaniva College
Department: Kaniva College
Role Type: Secondary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/20/2021

Other Information
Begin Date: 01/27/2022
End Date: 01/28/2024
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Mr Ashley Munn
Phone: 03 5392 2494

Location Profile

Kaniva College regularly attracts graduates and experienced teachers from all Australian Universities including Flinders University, Adelaide University, Uni SA, Melbourne University, Monash University and Federation University.

Kaniva College is a vibrant learning community situated 400 kilometres from Melbourne and 300 kilometres from Adelaide. Kaniva College has a P-12 enrolment of 177 and the numbers are split relatively evenly between primary and secondary. Kaniva is the sole school in the region and a great majority of students attended Kaniva Kindergarten and have therefore attended school in Kaniva for all of their lives. This unique situation creates strong relationships between students, families and teachers, which contributes to a positive and engaging learning environment.

Kaniva College has a full time equivilent staff of 23 which includes the Principal, Assistant Principal, one Leading Teacher and one Learning Specialist. Kaniva College has a strong culture of professional learning with a number of leadership and career acceleration opportunities available to staff in a supportive professional environment. With an unwavering focus on improving student outcomes through the consistent application of our pedagogical model, a documented curriculum and an innovative approach to teaching and learning, Kaniva College is great place to work and learn. Kaniva College also has significant experience in developing graduate teachers through the Victorian Institute of Teaching registration process.

Kaniva College has a one-to-one computer program from Year’s 5-12 and computer pods in each classroom from P-4, which is complimented with a classroom bank of desk top machines and an iPad set for classroom use. Each classroom has a smartboard and teachers are encouraged to maximise their use of technology in this rich environment.

Kaniva College offers a diverse suite of subject selections across our school from P-12 and a large number of extra-curricular activities. Students attend Utahloy International School in China through Alpine School for Student Leadership, students participate in the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition (which we have won or been a finalist for the past 10 years), Print-a-car, Hugh Jenkins Photography Competition, Monash Science School, GRIP Leadership as well as many volunteering and community events.

The school itself is situated in extensive and beautiful grounds, which include large playing fields and parkland areas. It has special-purpose facilities in the technology areas; a multifunction sporting complex; audio-visual equipment; a functional farm/horticultural area; wetlands area; and a community garden. Our students and school community have the unique opportunity to use and help develop the Yanipy school bush reserve located 15 km’s south of the school in the Little Desert National Park.

Kaniva College has an extremely promising future and welcome a motivated individual with a positive vision to be part of our team.

For further information please go to:
Kaniva College – Skoolbag App. Available on iPhone and Android Systems.

Selection Criteria

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:

  • Have the content knowledge and pedagogical practice to meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Model exemplary classroom practice and mentor/coach other teachers in the school to engage in critical reflection of their practice and to support staff to expand their capacity
  • Provide expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning
  • Supervise and train one or more student teachers
  • Assist staff to use student data to inform teaching approaches that enable targets related to improving student learning outcomes to be achieved.

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:

  • Direct teaching of groups of students and individual students;
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum area or other curriculum program within the school;
  • Undertaking other classrooms teaching-related and organisational duties as determined by the School Principal;
  • Participating in activities such as parent/teacher meetings; staff meetings; camps and excursions;
  • Undertaking other non-teaching supervisory duties.

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.



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Job Closing Date

20 Sep, 2021