Full Time Junior School (Preparatory to Year 4) Teachers
Full-time Junior School (Preparatory to Year 4) teachers
Overnewton Anglican Community College, Victoria
Commencing January, 2014
Possibility of ongoing or one year leave replacement positions
TAYLORS LAKES CAMPUS and KEILOR CAMPUS
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Overnewton Anglican Community College encourages and supports its students as individuals to achieve at optimum levels in a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular activities and to prepare them for life as responsible members of the community with sound values based on Christian faith. The College will maintain a strong sense of community values and strive to ensure that its educational program is widely accessible and that parents, the community and the Anglican Church enjoy active roles in the life of the College.
Overnewton Anglican Community College was founded in 1987 as an affordable Prep to Year 12 co-educational College. In 2010 there are over 2200 students on two campuses, Keilor and Taylors Lakes. Both campuses are an easy 20 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD.
Overnewton College is known for the commitment it makes to and expects of its families. The College’s parents and staff work together to ensure that students have the opportunity to enjoy a rich diversity of curricular and co-curricular experiences that will help them to develop as articulate, questioning, literate global thinkers with integrity and depth of character.
The College aims to enable students to graduate at the end of their schooling as young adults confident in their own abilities and attributes, conscious of the needs of others and accepting of diversity. They should have the ability to accept, instigate and be excited by change, with a thirst for knowledge. They should hold a strong spiritual awareness of themselves and others, with an understanding of their role in a global society and possessing a strong commitment to their families.
The College is organised in six student communities. At each campus there is a Junior School (Prep to Year 4) and a Middle School (Years 5 to 8). All Year 9 students attend our separate centre, Canowindra, located at our Taylors Lakes campus and our Senior School (Years 10 to 12) is at the Keilor campus. Each School, including Canowindra, is led by a Head of School, and each campus has a Head of Campus. Heads of Staff, Student Services, Human Resources, Curriculum, Information Services, and Community Development, along with the Senior Chaplain, have College responsibilities, reporting directly to the Principal.
Students at all levels are strongly supported through age-appropriate pastoral care systems. In Junior and Middle Schools, and at Canowindra, pastoral groups are home-room based. In the Senior School, each Mentor guides a group of Years 10 to 12 students through their three senior years within a House-based system. Campus Chaplains provide spiritual and pastoral support to students, staff and families of the College. The Head of Student Services and campus-based Student Counsellors also work closely with Heads of Schools and teaching staff to provide a multi-layered network of support for students.
The academic management of the College is under the Head of Curriculum. All Schools within the College are well-resourced with ready student access to College computers in Years Prep to 8 and a student Notebook program commencing at Year 9 and continuing into the senior years. All learning spaces across the College are equipped with data projectors and audio-visual facilities, many with Smartboard technology.
Overnewton College offers a strong co-curricular program in music and the performing arts, debating and sport. The College is a member of the Association of Coeducational Schools which provides a strong sporting program amongst schools of a similar size. Years 7 to 12 students compete during the school week, allowing them to participate in community-based sporting programs on weekends. A weekday interschool sporting program against local schools is available to Years 5 and 6 students.
OACC students achieve high academic results, have a well-established tradition of student leadership and community service and demonstrate a refreshing enthusiasm. Overnewton’s unique family contribution program, a condition of enrolment at the College, ensures strong links between home and school to the ultimate benefit of the students.
Impressive purpose-built Senior School (Keilor Campus) and Middle School (Taylors Lakes Campus) facilities have been completed in 2004 and 2005 respectively along with a major refurbishment and extension of the Year 9 Canowindra complex. A gymnasium and performing arts complex opened in August 2007 at Keilor Campus and an administrative centre for Taylors Lakes Campus was completed in 2008. A gymnasium has more recently been completed at Taylors Lakes Campus and an exciting new Junior School at Keilor Campus has been in use since the start of Term 2, 2012.
It is expected that all staff will support the Christian ethos of an Anglican school, be IT literate and be willing to participate in our co-curricular program.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Expressions of interest are invited for full-time Junior School classroom teaching positions. We are particularly seeking teachers with highly developed and proven skills in teaching students at this level.
The successful applicants may be placed in either the Keilor or the Taylors Lakes Campus Junior School.
The teacher we are seeking will have the following qualities:
- Enthusiasm for the ethos of the College, and a sense of excitement about learning for themselves as well as for their students
- Detailed knowledge of Australian Curriculum requirements as relevant to the position
- Demonstrated expertise in teaching at relevant levels and confidence in using an inquiry approach
- Well-developed classroom management and communication skills, combined with an ability to engage students
- Excellent general teaching skills and student-centred conceptions of knowledge
- Strong understanding and appreciation of the social, relational, attitudinal, physical and cognitive development of students of the relevant age-groups
- Skills in negotiating the curriculum, managing group work and catering for a wide range of interests, learning styles and abilities
- An ability to incorporate information and communication technologies as an integral part of curriculum
- Previous training and experience in using THRASS in the classroom will be highly regarded
- Collaborative and proactive approaches to handling day to day matters
- Willingness to contribute to Assemblies and Chapel Services
THE SELECTION PROCESS
A preliminary short list of applicants will be prepared and first-round interviews conducted by a panel which will include the Heads of Junior School. A further shortlist will be prepared and further interviews will be conducted as appropriate. Final appointments are made by the Principal or his delegate.
How to Apply:
All applicants are required to complete the appropriate application form, including additional information as specified on the form. Applications which do not include evidence of registration with the Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT) will not be considered.
In the first instance, enquiries and applications should be directed to:
Mrs Andrea Turner, Human Resources Assistant
Telephone: 03 9334 0035
EMAILED APPLICATIONS PREFERRED
Applications will be acknowledged by email. If acknowledgement of your application has not been received after two working days, please contact the Human Resources Assistant, Andrea Turner (Ph: 9334 0035).
Overnewton Anglican Community College
2-30 Overnewton Road
Phone: 03 9334 0000
Closing Date for Applications: 5.00 pm on Monday, 2 September, 2013.