Job ID: 1238381
Location: Wodonga Primary School
Department: Wodonga Primary School
Role Type: Primary Teacher
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Apply By: 09/20/2021
Begin Date: 01/28/2022
End Date: 01/26/2023
Contact Name: Damian Duncan
School Website: http://www.wodonga-ps.vic.edu.au/
Wodonga Primary School is located in North East Victoria on the New South Wales border and is a member of the Wodonga Federation of Government Schools. We currently have an enrolment of 939 students from Foundation to Year 6. We have over 67 teaching and non-teaching staff. Wodonga Primary is a proud Visible Learning school with staff, students and parents embracing the high effect elements of teaching and learning. Education at Wodonga Primary School strives to Engage Learning and Expand Minds. Our school community believes that by providing a stimulating and engaging culture, we foster inquisitive learning and generate a 'desire to learn' in all stakeholders.
There are five vision principles that guide our learning focus:
A school day at Wodonga Primary school is a dynamic learning experience for all students. Our flexible learning spaces enable students to learn in a wide variety of situations. Through systemic instructional models, students learn from each other and build independence and collaborative behaviours. Students are challenged to expand their minds in learning and to be aware of their learning progress. Teachers are challenged and supported to be the best teacher they can be through the guidance of a supportive leadership structure which includes four Principal Class staff, and in 2022, seven Leading Teachers (two Literacy Leading Teachers, two Numeracy Leading Teachers, two Wellbeing Leading Teachers and one PLC Link Leader Leading Teacher). Classes are structured into year level groups with students using our learning environment interactively in a multitude of ways. Learning continues in specialist areas of Art, Physical Education, Music, STEM, Languages (Japanese) and Computer Studies.
Keeping learning visible supports the development of our learning culture. Students use the five Learner Qualities of: Connect, Question, Persist, Reflect and Self-Aware to monitor their learning and to approach challenges with confidence. Our school promotes strong social and emotional skills which are vital for the development of a positive climate for learning. Staff engage in a range of community events to build strong partnerships between home and school. We have an Educational Support dog, called Barkley who is pivotal in engaging students, providing much needed support to students who are in need. Our focus on Wellbeing is enhanced through our large Wellbeing team which consists of a Welfare leader for PSD funded students, a Psychologist and Guidance counsellor, and in 2022, two Wellbeing Leading Teachers.
Applicants should be aware that Wodonga Primary School values a collaborative teaching and learning culture which is supported by dynamic teachers. Professional Learning Communities (PLC) drive our collaborative practices, with a consistent focus on implementing PLC Inquiry Cycles. It is the school’s expectation that teachers regularly embrace change of year levels across the school and consider specialists' roles to continually develop an environment of strong healthy teams.
Building Practice Excellence through professional dialogue and discussion is valued in our school with staff encouraged to participate in a range of forums to share their expertise and teaching philosophies. Staff reflect upon their teaching practice and continue to strive to provide an enjoyable, engaging and relevant learning environment for all students. Collaborative planning is expected to support teachers and to enhance curriculum delivery. Teachers aim to provide a structured curriculum that enables all students to experience success as well as being challenged to extend their thinking and understandings. Student progress and development is reported to parents via Compass. Wodonga Primary will commence a new Strategic Plan in 2022 with priorities yet to be established due to the current review occurring Term 4 2021.
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.
SC6 Demonstrate to capacity to develop professional practice in an ongoing way.
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