Agricultural Science, Science Teacher - Rushworth P-12 College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Rushworth VIC, Australia
  • 11 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Job ID 11244041
Location Rushworth P-12 College
Department Rushworth P-12 College
Role Type Secondary Teacher
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Classroom Teacher
Apply By 10/23/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 01/28/2022
End Date 01/27/2023
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Kerryn Quirk
Phone 58561230
School Website

Location Profile
Rushworth P-12 College is a dynamic learning community situated in Rushworth, Victoria, a small rural town of approximately 1000 people, located 180 kilometres north of Melbourne. Our community is surrounded by several larger towns all within one hour’s drive, including Bendigo to the south-west, Echuca to the north-west and Shepparton to the north-east. We have a student population of 150 and employ over 30 teaching and non-teaching staff. Many students are bussed into the College from the surrounding smaller towns of Stanhope, Colbinabbin, Nagambie, Harston and Murchison. The College is a large employer and major resource for local people and the College’s success is of vital importance to local communities.

Backing onto a picturesque ironbark forest, the College has excellent facilities on an expansive site encompassed by the natural environment. The heritage-listed, original school building built in the 1870s, has been carefully and sensitively adapted, as befits a community landmark. The 2012 Commonwealth funded BER construction of four classrooms and a large open learning space provide enhanced opportunities for teachers to create a range of student-centered learning contexts. The external environment includes a Kitchen Garden, a large playing field, and well-designed and maintained recreation areas, including gardens and conversation areas.

We share a close relationship with our community and Rushworth would welcome new members warmly. The potential to car pool with other staff members travelling from surrounding areas, e.g. Bendigo and Kyabram also exists.

Due to our central location, there are endless opportunities for our staff to network with other educators within the surrounding area, through Communities of Practice meetings each term amongst Rochester, Echuca and Kyabram schools.

The College ethos is based upon the commitment of staff, students and families working cooperatively to provide the best possible curriculum in a safe and welcoming environment. The College has recently employed the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM), which works alongside our SWPBS program, supporting the embedding of our college values: Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Resilient.

We invite all potential applicants to contact the principal, Kerryn Quirk, to arrange a tour of the College.

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.


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences, Other Subjects

School Type


Job Closing Date

23 Oct, 2021