Coburg Primary School is located in Bell Street, Coburg in the City of Moreland, 8km north of Melbourne. Established in 1853, the school is very proud of its history and its commitment to the education of the children in the Coburg Community.
The diverse nature of our school community is valued highly and reflected in our programs. Many of our students have come from families where English is an additional language. There are still a high number of families who come from language backgrounds other than English even though Coburg is changing demographically.
The school is organised into junior (Foundation -1) and senior (2-6) areas. The junior campus is situated on the south side of Bell Street, and is a beautiful historic building, classified by the Historic Buildings Council. Our senior campus is situated on the north side of Bell Street and is a two storey red brick building. In recent years additional facilities have included an upgraded Library and Technology Centre, an outdoor learning centre to support the schools’ cooking garden program on the senior side and a Performing Arts Centre situated on the junior side.
Student enrolments are currently 260 and over the next five years, stronger and more predictable enrolment growth is expected. With the population growth expected in the City of Moreland, and in expected in the future.
Coburg Primary delivers a broad and well balanced curriculum in all the learning areas, with a major emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Teachers plan together and use a variety of teaching and learning strategies using the Victorian Curriculum that focus on the individual needs of the child. Specialist and support programs include Visual and Performing Arts and Physical Education. We have a Languages Other Than English Program with offering Italian. A successful Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) is supported by education support staff. The school has an on-site kindergarten on the senior side which work in conjunction with the local council.
The school atmosphere is supportive and friendly, where a child’s education is an enjoyable experience. Our school values are Respect, Learning, Team Work, Resilience and Honesty and underpin all relationships and behaviours across the school community.
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Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Education State & FISO and a capacity to implement and evaluate learning and teaching programs in accordance with the Victorian curriculum.SC2
Demonstrated understanding of how students learn and effective classroom teaching strategies and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.SC3
Demonstrated capacity to monitor and assess student learning data and to use this data to inform teaching for improved student learning.SC4
Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high level interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with parents, other employees and the broader school community to focus on student learning, wellbeing and engagement.SC5
Demonstrated commitment to continually improving teaching quality and capacity through the application of knowledge, skills and expertise derived from ongoing professional development and learning
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-curricula activities.
Core responsibilities include:
- Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or
courses of study
- Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a
- Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key
- Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student
- Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student
- Implementing effective student management consistent with the
- Working with a mentor to participate in professional development
planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional
Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Supervising a range of student activities including support and
- Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs
Who May Apply
For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy. Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
EEO AND OHS Commitment
The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.
Child Safe Standards
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx
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Conditions of Employment
- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
- Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx
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