|Location:||Western Heights Secondary Coll|
|Department:||Western Heights Secondary Coll|
|Ongoing/Fixed Term:||Fixed Term|
|Classification:||Ed Support Level 1-Range 2|
|Contact Name:||Fiona Taylor|
|Phone:||0488 988 167|
Western Heights College during the last 4 years has established a new and vibrant culture and strategic direction. It is a government co-educational single campus secondary college located in the heart of the Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill and the Geelong West region just a short drive from the Geelong city centre, the Geelong Ring Road and nearby rural towns.
The college is located within state-of-the-art modern buildings which connect learning, to our community and reflects our leading-edge work in curriculum design and delivery for our community.
The college’s purpose is to empower students to strive for success and excellence in their educational journey with a focus on learning growth, high expectations, holistic well-being, creativity, and innovation reflected strongly in the schools 3 values community, courage and integrity. Stage 3 planning has commenced for the school to complete its masterplan which will see the college state of art gymnasium constructed on-site to enable a highly specialised sports and physical activity program to grow.
The college offers flexible indoor and outdoor learning spaces as well as an array of educational opportunities to empower students to strive for success and excellence in their educational learning journey.
The college has a strong focus on literacy and numeracy across the college. Global learning and thinking are a priority for the College with the school inclusive of cultural diversity, offering EAL and Chinese mandarin as it’s language. The college has sister schools based in China.
Leadership, interpersonal development and student voice and agency in learning are a focus for the school with its offerings of exceptional dance, music, theatre studies, technology, STEM and art programs on offer.
The college has an exciting camps and excursions program with opportunities to include local, interstate and international experiences to places like Mount Buller, Kokoda, Central Australia, China and South Korea. The College is also involved regularly in the School for Student Leadership Opportunities across all its campuses for Year 9 students.
All students belong to learning communities with developmental personal learning goals and pathways plans, supported by a daily mentoring program. Years 7 and 8 students are supported in their learning communities by a teacher team focused on building key skills, knowledge and understanding.
An innovative personalised program for Year 9 and 10 students includes access to VCE, the Head Start Program, School Based Apprenticeships (SBA’s) and Vocational Education Training (VET) studies. Years 11 and 12 students choose from a wide range of studies, combining academic VCE, vocational and applied learning programs and certificates (VET/VCAL).
Western Heights College has an active and fully engaged College Council, establishing strong links with the local community, including partnerships with the City of Greater Geelong, Vines Road Community Hub, the Geelong Regional Library, Vines Road Senior Citizens and many local and elite sports groups co-located on site.
The school will have a growing enrolment of 580 – 600 in students for 2022 with potential for increased growth in our enrolment continuing over the next few years.
It an exciting time to be a staff member at Western Heights College community.
SC1 Understanding of development processes and training requirements of student athletes
SC2 Experience with management and deployment of training programs for athlete development for student athletes across a range of abilities.
SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.
SC4 Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team in our specialist sports programs in AFL, Basketball and Netball.
SC5 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.
SC6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.
Role and Responsibilities.
Who May Apply
Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.
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