Classroom Teacher - South Yarra Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • South Yarra VIC, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary Relief Teaching

Job Description

Job ID  1245294
Location  South Yarra Primary School
Department  South Yarra Primary School
Role Type  Primary Teacher
Subjects/Duties  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term  Fixed Term
Classification  Classroom Teacher
Apply By  10/27/2021
Other Information  
Begin Date  01/28/2022
End Date  01/27/2029
Hours  38.00
Contact Name  Sally-ann Brooks
Phone  039/866-3424
School Website

Location Profile

South Yarra Primary School is one of the oldest continuously operating primary schools in Victoria, established in 1854, and one of only a few schools within the City of Melbourne. The school is five kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and has the advantage of opening onto Fawkner Park, known as “The School on the Park”.
The school has been providing education for over 166 years. The present enrolment of 413 students comprises 184 girls and 229 boys in 19 classes. We are proud of our diversity and are sensitive to the varying family, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds of all of our students.

South Yarra Primary School is a Literacy and Numeracy based school. We are committed to excellence across the whole curriculum with our entire leadership and teaching team committed to high quality outcomes. Our explicit teaching and learning program has a focus on individual students, with the school structured intentionally to maximise learning opportunities for our population of children. Teachers differentiate the curriculum and personalise learning to meet the learning needs of our students. Our programs adhere to the prescribed curriculum for all government schools.
The staff profile consists of: 2.4 Principal Class, 22.3 teachers and 5.4 Education Support Staff. The school has a highly professional and committed group of teachers and Education Support personnel whose many skills, attributes and experience provide an innovative, challenging and supportive learning environment for students. The model of collaborative decision-making and distributed leadership underpins and enriches the collective responsibility staff have for the effective operation of our school.

A strength of South Yarra Primary School is the value placed on community by students, families, staff, local residents and businesses. We enjoy a high level of involvement and support from parents and the home-school partnership is highly valued.
Our vision is to provide a rich, connected learning community that is inclusive.  Our school values - respect, responsibility, friendliness, caring for others, valuing difference and including others, underpin our vision.

The Induction Program for new and Graduate teachers is underpinned by the key aspects of our school vision and ethos and is in accordance with Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) requirements. This Induction Program focuses on establishing mentoring by individuals and teams, adherence to the recommended guidelines, and professional learning opportunities with our in school consultants and staff mentors, to ensure our new teachers have the necessary support and information to effectively perform their role.

We enjoy a strong collaborative relationship with our network and cluster of schools. We host tours by local and state colleagues, sharing our professional knowledge, practices and resources across the broader education community.

Specialist programs are offered in Physical Education, Visual Arts, and French. A range of extra curricula activities is offered to accommodate the diverse interests, passions and talents evident in our students. We provide positive, dynamic learning experiences and opportunities to engage, challenge and inspire our students.
The school was successfully reviewed in 2019 with the establishment of a new strategic plan until

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.

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.


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Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021