Sunbury Downs Secondary Colleg Classroom Teacher- Visual Communication Part Time in Sunbury VIC

Sunbury Downs Secondary Colleg

Branch Sunbury VIC AU

Classroom Teacher- Visual Communication
Sunbury VIC

Complemented by programs in the Arts/Technology, Performing Arts, Physical Education/Health and Languages….

Sunbury Downs College is a Year 7-12 co-educational Secondary College situated in the regional town of Sunbury, 37 kms North West of Melbourne. It is a growing co-educational secondary College with student’s numbers exceeding 800.

The College vision is:

‘The ongoing development of a learning community of staff, students and parents committed to a culture of participation and excellence based on mutual respect. This College culture promotes personal growth leading to meaningful citizenship and successful pathways to further studies and employment through students’ academic success’. Our school motto is ‘ Confidence to Achieve’.

The College offers the very best in teaching and learning due to the calibre of its staff. Highly capable and professional teachers and education support staff support students to learn and grow in the classroom and beyond. Our teachers’ talents ensure that students are supported to reach their potential in a caring and yet structured orderly learning environment. We are known for setting the benchmark in outstanding teaching and learning, with excellent results for students in their final years of schooling.

We offer a rich program in an environment with strong student management, high expectations and educational outcomes. The College regards itself as an academic school with a wide range of programs. There is a strong emphasis on core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities; complemented by programs in the Arts/Technology, Performing Arts, Physical Education/Health and Languages. We also offer a wide range of VCE subjects including some VET studies and a structured rigorous VCAL program.

The College is the only secondary school in the area that offers an Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (ACE) Program for academically able students; extending students through a challenging curriculum including early commencement of VCE. The ACE Program is a select entry course with enrolment from our feeder primary schools.

The College is also accredited as an International School Provider with some International students enrolled in the later years.

SDC offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities and an inter-school program. There are year level and specialised camps and excursions, including an overseas Italian Study Tour and Interstate Canberra Trip. The College has a well-established student leadership program. SDC offers instrumental music tuition and presents a highly acclaimed Musical Production, enabling student to excel in the Performing Arts in an environment that fosters participation, responsibility and teamwork outside the classroom.

The College has outstanding modern facilities. The College has specialised areas to support the learning of the sciences, technology, arts and sports. There is a modern Education Resource Centre, functional Technology Wing and also an on-site-Art-Design-Technology Exhibition space, enabling the display of high quality exemplary student work.

Our College is proud to be in partnership with its community and various organisations, so as to offer and provide the best for our students. Partnerships include our feeder schools, local businesses and many universities including Melbourne University. In recent time corporate partners such as the Beacon Foundation have extended their work into our classrooms. We acknowledge that it is the links with the outside world that extends the offerings for our students and community

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement curriculum programs consistent with their intent.

SC2 Demonstrated high level classroom teaching skills and the capacity to work with colleagues to continually improve teaching and learning.

SC3 Demonstrated ability 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 a capacity to develop constructive relationships with students, parents and other staff.

SC5 Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities and a commitment to ongoing professional learning to enable further development of skills, expertise and teaching capacity.


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-curricula 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 classroom 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.

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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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Sunbury, VIC, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-23
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